It's been almost 4 months since my last gedcom update. I didn't take the time to compute how many documents or individuals were added but I can honestly say, it was not a small amount. I plan on making gedcom updates monthly to reflect my work.
The main reason it's taking more time is I'm also reconciling my records with the new FamilySearch FamilyTree as well as combining the many duplicate records that are out there…and there are many. Some individuals had more than 6 records! It takes a lot of work combining these records as well as adding all my sources as well.
Why do all this work? I spend alot of my time working on this project. It's one of my life goals (besides being the best husband and father that I can be!) to have as complete a family history as possible, not just for myself but for later generations! I try to be as thorough as I can. Heck, I'm still learning and fixing mistakes I've made myself in the past 20 years. Family history is a continual learning curve. Take that and add all the FamilySearch submissions and you have a handful!
By taking the time now, adding my sources and reasons why I believe my information is the most correct should ensure less mistakes in the future.
How can you help? Be patient as I work. Pray for me. Ask questions! Send more information my way including photos of significant events.
Nov 18, 2006
Emmett Kadwell provided the following information about his grandmother, Electa A. Richardson:
Jessie Kate (Blood) Richardson was born November 15, 1975 in Pinora Township, near Chase Michigan. She is the daughter of Zachary and Electa Blood. She died July 16, 1933 at 57 years of age. She married Justius Richardson in Reed City, MI on September 24, 1891. She had four children: Dolly who died in infancy, Henry, Guy, and Electa. Electa was my grandmother, and Jessie my great grandmother. I have a copy of the obit from the Osceloa County Herald. Hope this is helpful.
Emmett H. Kadwell Jr
Thanks Emmett. It gives me more information than I had before. Would you be able to provide that obit copy so I can add it to her record? Do you have any pictures that you would be willing to share?
Also, just to clarify on the dates, should the date be November 15, 1875 instead of 1975 for Jessie Blood?