The Genealogy Updates Continue

With this wonderful vacation I am on, I have been able to find time each day to work on the genealogy research. Today, I have uploaded another update to Mr Papa’s World Genealogy. This update includes primarily new information on Suzanne’s side of the family.

Once again, the new information is largely due to the efforts of others. Several folks contacted me once again after finding there name on my family tree. They also sent me some updates and some additional information. I also sent Suzanne’s parents a copy of their descendancy chart that I had to date and Suzanne’s Mother was able to contact some family members and get me some additional information. Group research like that is really helpful to me. Suzanne’s Father is also still planning on taking a genealogy course at the local community college now that he is retired and filling out some of the holes on his side.

Anyways, the surnames with the biggest updates would be McDonald (Suzanne’s Mother’s side) and Korkus (Suzanne’s Dad side). Once again, no updates to the Klasen side. I continue to run into roadblocks there. I have some circumstantial evidence of a connection that would open up several more branches, but I want to be more sure before I make that tie in. I dont know if thats going to happen. But, thats part of the fun of this gigantic jigsaw puzzle.

I have had a couple requests from folks asking how I do my research. I use Family Tree Maker as my software application for the genealogy research. Its an application run on my PC. It also allows me to do internet searches directly from within the application. When I have an update that I want to bring to Mr Papa’s World, I export the data into a GEDCOM file and then upload it to the website. On the website, I run the phpgedview internet based software to allow visitors to look at the family tree.

For my research, I do a lot of it at ancestry.com and genealogy.com. I also frequent a bunch of other sites that specialize in research, but those are the big two. Online, you can find birth records, death records, marriage records, census records, phone records, address records and so on. I also have access to immigration records and ship passenger lists for folks that immigrated to the US. Its a wealth of information and takes time to sort through and make sure that what you find truly correlates with other info. I also resort to Google for generic internet searches.

Again, if anyone would like to help with the research, please drop me an email.