Ruth's Genealogy

“I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.” -Abraham Lincoln

My journey through my RootsMagic database is moving along quite nicely. Maybe too nicely…

I have gone through 4 of the 13 original pages of my ancestor list. A few wonderful surprises and a major sense of accomplishment. For each and every ancestor page that I have reviewed, I have completed the source page for every fact (with only a few “special” situations exempted). I have uploaded tons of images to my Picasa Web Albums and reorganized the genealogy files on my hard drive.

But, you can only look at so many census pages and marriage indexes. To be honest, the journey was getting kinda boring. I needed to shake things up a bit.

To this end, I have modernized my blog template and created a few new pages, including Ahnentafel and Surname pages for handy reference.

The biggest change is the addition of a Select Biographies page. It is here that I plan to write the histories of my “direct line” ancestors, derived from the data that I have acquired through diligent research. These are intended to be more in-depth life stories of each person than what the typical “Individual Summary” might produce.

The subject of my first Select Biography is Miles Chappell, my 4th great-grandfather. Please stop by and meet him!

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