Since my son’s incident with my Aunt’s family tree information, I have become full blown family tree mode. I think I finally have a method I like and I am going to give it a few days longer to see how it works out.
I restarted the family tree and started adding the information from the book ” A Brief History of The William Alden and Anna Eddy Hawkins Family” to it. I have to say I am disappointed with how much I found to be inaccurate, but it did give me a great starting place.
At the moment I have 483 people added. I put these people into a spreadsheet and they are going to be my number 1 focus. I plan on going through them one by one and working all the hints for them. Once that is done I will reevaluate how to go further.
I also started a new family tree folder and currently have these folders:
Birth Certificates: Saved by Name
Birth Index: Saved by Name
Census: Saved by Name and Year
Death Certificates: Saved by Name
Death Index: Saved By Name
Departures: Saved by Name and Year
Marriage Certificates: Saved by Husbands Name and Wife’s Name
Military Documents: Saved by Name and Document Name
Photos: Saved by Name, Name Tombstone, Name Yearbook
US City Directories: Saved By Name and Year
I am looking forward to making some progress!
Do you have any tips or secrets for creating your family tree?