Following up on Monday’s article about challenge to deal with my genealogy email, here is how the week has gone:
- Monday – email dated 2/10/08 regarding various Johnsons. I had previously dealt with all issues in the email. The person emailing was questioning certain facts. All the facts in question were from my early, early days doing genealogy. I had not recorded sources and so had deleted all facts and/or people. (Let this be a lesson to newbies; write down your sources! You’ll wish you had later on.)
- Tuesday – I got as far as printing the next email in my queue, but no further.
- Wednesday – zilch.
- Thursday – I worked on the email I had printed on Tuesday. It dealt with a headstone photo, so I uploaded that, and had some information on Johnsons, but the ones referenced were outside the two-levels of descendants that I include in my research.
- Friday – email dated 2/12/2008, regarding James Hemphill. This was a reply to a query I had sent asking about James Hemphill’s will c. 1784. She had responded saying she thought it was from Rowan County, NC records. I looked it up on the NC State Archives MARS system this morning and found the call number, then ordered a copy of the will via snail mail. (Note: I”ve just realized that I have a transcription of this will in the Hemphills in North Carolina book. Oh well, I’d still like to have a copy of the original.)
- Friday – the next email, dated 3/30/2008, was a query to me regarding several McEntires of whom I’ve never heard. I don’t know if I ever responded to this lady; I hope I did.
- Friday – email #5, dated 10/26/2008. This one is the mother lode. 2 1/2 pages of small print notes, with sources and links, regarding James Burk Jr. and his son John. It may take a couple of days to sort through this. I have some of the information already, and will try to work through and verify the rest over the weekend.
So, that’s how I did on my challenge. How about you?