Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Year-End Backups

Year-End Backups

Today, in order to get 2019 off to a good start, I'm doing Backup on some of my genealogy files.

 I ran the Database Tools on the last eleven genealogy files I'd opened. RootsMagic keeps track of the file names of the most recently opened files.

 Then I backed up those eleven files to my laptop.

 Then I made copies to three external media
1) 4GB Sandisk thumb drive with green smiley face sticker
2) 30 GB Dell external drive
3) Box cloud account

I made notes in my Steno notebook to remind me when and how I did this backup. I spent about an hour doing this task.

Dick Henthorn
1 Jan 2019

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Fun of Sharing

John Ogden posted a Facebook request for a photo of William Henry Montgomery of Monroe Co., OH. I posted information about him from Find A Grave to my file. During that process I made a discovery and linked a daughter of William to the Jeffers, Jackson and Henthorn families that I have worked on for many years. Here's what I wrote to John Ogden. William Harvey Montgomery and Sarah Ann Stephens had a daughter, Margaret Maudena Montgomery, b. 17 Apr 1871 in Monroe Co., OH. I found her in Find A Grave. Here's the fun for me. She married James L. Jeffers, no date of marriage. He was born on 19 Aug 1863 in Monroe Co., OH. Surname is also spelled, Jeffries. I don't know if the couple had children. The paternal grandmother of James L. Jeffers was Deborah (Jackson) Jeffers whose grandparents were: Robert Jackson, Sr. and Mary Ann (Henthorn) Jackson. Some of the Jacksons became LDS and went to Utah. Years ago I worked on Jackson genealogy with Judge Norman Jackson of Salt Lake City. I met face to face with Norman a couple of times when he was in Washington, DC.. Dick Henthorn 18 sep 2018

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Enlarging a Newspaper Clipping

Sometimes, when newspaper clippings are shared on Facebook, they are hard to read or the bottom part isn't visible. Here's what I try to remember when this happens.

Downloading the image gives me more control. I can open the image with IrfanView. This "free" program has an option that allows me to, gain control of, and enlarge, the image. Almost every time this allows me to make the text large enough for easy reading. My goal is to be able to type the article in order to include the text in the Note field of my genealogy file.

Dick Henthorn
18 Aug 2018

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Tennant Genealogy

I did a test run to see how many pages of information I have about the Tennant family.

The information is stored in one of my RootsMagic files.

A narrative descendant report includes an every name index and a place name index.

In general, my policy is to exchange information only with people who have done substantial work on recording their own genealogy and who are willing to share.

The current page count for the Tennant family is - 1571 pages.

Dick Henthorn
7 Aug 2018

Saturday, August 4, 2018

THE Monroe County Ohio, Connection Site by Alan Berry

Here's a link to a very nice website with information about families of Monroe County, Ohio.  It's part of the RootsWeb - WorldConnect Program.

THE Monroe County, Ohio Connection Site by Alan Berry

Dick Henthorn
4 Aug 2018

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Henthorn Family Wiki Shutdown on 31 Jul 2018

My Henthorn Family Wiki will be shutdown on 31 July 2018. The company where I had this paid subscription is going out of business.

If there is something there that you want Download Now. I am not sure I want to build another set of webpages.

Dick Henthorn
28 Jul 2018

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Glesenkamp, Conger, Schumacher

I just discovered any interesting link on Find A Grave. Mary Glesenkamp, daughter of William Wilson Glesenkamp and Eliza Melissa Taylor, married John Ambrose Schumacher. Mary had a sister, Ruth Glesenkamp, who married James Abraham Conger.

John and Mary Schumacher lived in Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH.

James and Ruth Conger lived in Delaware, Delaware Co., OH.

Several years ago I worked on the Conger family in general. In my Conger file I have information about James and Ruth Conger. Some of my Conger work is available online, hosted by a Conger friend.

Right now I am working on the Schumacher family of Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH and Allegheny Co., PA. Does anyone have a summary style descendant list for the Schumacher family?

Dick Henthorn
26 Jul 2018