Playing with Wordle

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I spent a little time playing with Wordle this weekend, as part of the Winter 2010 Geneablogger Games.  I’ve made surname visualizations before using Image Chef, so the process was familiar to me.  Wordle has some different features, so I made several different word clouds. First, the standard surname visualization.  I used the top 100 […]

January Genealogy To-Dos

I began blogging my genealogy to-dos last month and I’m pleased with the results.  Having the list out here for all to see keeps me accountable, plus I don’t feel like I’m tearing off in a hundred directions at once.  I can stay focused on what I want to accomplish this month and as I […]

Surname Saturday: Hemphill, part 1

Hemphill is the most common surname in my genealogy database for good reason.  I descend from Hemphills on both sides of my family and through multiple lines with all lines leading to the same common ancestor.  Today, I’m going to work my way backward through Hemphill ancestors (using Ahnentafel numbers) to the first common ancestor, […]

The Devil Made Me Do It

“To err is human, to repent divine, to persist devilish.” – Benjamin Franklin If you read my December To-Do list, you know that one of the things I’m working on this month is looking for source records to verify facts in an ahnentafel report that my cousin sent me.  It’s not that I don’t trust […]