- My uncle does all his family tree on paper, he refuses to use a computer for his work. He uses file cabinets. He has been researching for over 50 years. I wasMessage 1 of 32 , Jun 29, 2012View SourceMy uncle does all his family tree on paper, he refuses to use a computer
for his work. He uses file cabinets. He has been researching for over 50
years. I was recently handed a few items, he had group sheets ( he used
the really long forms) in a long scrapbook 9X14 inches. I have no idea
where he got these at. It has the screwy things on the binder part.
I am trying to follow his footsteps with organizing due to I almost lost
everything from using a computer program. I am using big 3 ring binders
and smaller size 3 ring binders. I use the small ones for my group
sheets and I use post it flags for them with putting the head of
household name on them. (easier to find them that way) I use protector
sheets with them so i can easily slide them in and out when I need them,
when I get more in I add it also if I come in contact with paper records
I put it into a clear protector and stick with my group sheet. and when
I fill up the little binder I take the info and stick it into the big ones.
I got real lucky at a yard sale, they had a bunch of the clear plastic
sleeves ( they were doing a family tree and decide to have it all on
the computer) and they gave me their binders and boxes.
I recently got a photo album that was full of pictures of the 1920 and
30s and I had to remove the pictures and the black paper back and placed
them into my clear plastic sheets cause the album was falling apart due
to age. I am planning on restoring this. not a fun project. I am using
one of my binders to hold the pictures in until I finish scanning them
and restoring them into better paper that is acid free.
You can use photo boxes ( you can pick these up at a crafting store like
Hobby Lobby) which is acid free. For storing and organizing pictures.
You can 12X12 ones too.
I just started this adventure last Nov. on the Barrons side of the
family. I have one 3 ring bind almost filled with the other side of the
family ( that I have been working on for over 20yrs.) I have a couple of
the little ones almost filled but not ready to get into a big one yet,
need to pic up another big binder.
Right now I am using a plastic tote to hold stuff in that i recently
got, as I process it through I put it in its binder :-)
I am shopping around at yard sales for a nice cabinet to use in the
future when I am ready for more storage space
I use FTM2012 and I use ancestry.com but they are back ups to my paper
Also I found was very helpful was using a Journal. I dont know about
you, but I get mixed up with all the people I am researching. I put my
thought in it, my finds, my goals and such. On top of each page I put
the last name so I dont get mixed up. That has been real helpful too
esp. with keeping my thoughts organized I am like a child with ADD with
this stuff. i tend to bounce around all over the place.
On 6/29/2012 2:42 AM, William de Nieuwerkerke wrote:
> I have been with this group for a bit but this is the first time I am
> in dire need of
> some sane suggestions.
> I was susing a genealogy computer program which was fine and gave me
> a place to
> put all the information. That is until the compueter crashed and it
> all departed to
> computer heaven. Fortunately, I kept most of the mateerial in paper
> copies. But even
> this has grown out of control. I now have five three inch noteblooks,
> four shopping bags
> filled with folders and my desk is overflowing.
> Can anyone suggest a filing system for keeping all this material. I
> thoough of a
> separate folder for each person but the volume of material would be
> horrendus. with
> multiple copies of the same census for just starters.
> Can anyone give me some suggestions/ My esearch has basically
> stopped so I wont
> copy more pages. Any suggestions would be most welcome. Many thanks
> in advance.
> Will Nieuwkerk (WillKerkGen@...
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- Thank you =) . I was able to find a John Helms on these records below,but when doing a birth record search for Christine Helms,I had at least 20 or more popMessage 32 of 32 , Jul 12, 2012View SourceThank you =) . I was able to find a John Helms on these records below,but
when doing a birth record search for Christine Helms,I had at least 20 or
more pop up from Germany. I dont think Christine was her first name, and I
think her father may have been Johann instead of John.According to my
research there are several John Helms or Johann Helms, so it is hard to
inpoint which one he could be. I have hit a road block when trying to
figure out her full name . I have been very unsuccesful when searching for
immigration records as well. I am assuming, and i could be wrong, that her
father immigrated with them in 1858. I cant locate a birth year or a yr of
death for him,but it would help if I knew her full birth name.........
On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 11:33 AM, Bloodhound; Kermit
> Ancestry.com "Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index, 1867-1995 "
> Name: Christinea Baumdraker [Christinea Helms]
> Birth Date: abt 1831
> Birth Place: Germany
> Death Date: 28 Jun 1903
> Death Place: Romulus, Wayne, Michigan
> Death Age: 72
> Occupation: Housewife
> Marital Status: Widowed - Gender: Female - Race: White
> Father Name: John Helms
> FHL Film Number: 1377698
> 1880 Romulus, Wayne, Michigan
> Baumdraker, Charles/52:Mecklenburg, Christine/51:Mecklenburg,
> (), John/22:Michigan, Lena/18:Mecklenburg
> 1900 Romulus, Wayne, Michigan (indexed as BANNDRAHER)
> Baumdraher, John/42:MI, Leana/38:Ger, married 20 yrs, 4:4 children,
> (), Fred/18:MI, Henry/16, Emma/12, Charley/3
> (), Charley/71:Ger/b:feb1829, Cristina/70:Ger/b:aug1829,
> - immigration both 1858, married 42 yrs, 3 children 2 living
> Christina Baumdraher - Birth: Aug. 11, 1829 - Death: Jun. 28, 1903
> Charles Baumdraher - Birth: Feb. 15, 1829 - Death: Jun. 19, 1902
> you can click a link for all BAUMDRAHERs in Wayne County (MI)
> also at http://www.reocities.com/histmich/taylormethcem.html
> - Tom Knox
> --- In email@example.com, Rachel Mayfield
> <ishodandrachel@...> wrote:
> > yes, these are the people in question, but I am trying to locate
> Christines father. It didnt have that information unfortunately =(
> > On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 4:17 PM, Sunny Shafer <circa_1948@...> wrote:
> > > **
> > > have u seen this tree?
> > > http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/5476222/person/-1449256526
> > > Sunny
> > > IBSSG
> > >
> > > > From: ishodandrachel@...
> > > > Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 20:01:42 -0700
> > > > Subject: Re: New to Group and have questions
> > > >
> > > > I am looking for a Charles Baumdraher(possibly Baumdraker, Im
> thinking they may have changed their name when they came to the US). He was
> born February 15, 1829 in Mecklenburg, Germany. m Christine Helms, who was
> born August 11,1829 in Mecklenburg as well they had a son, John Charles
> Baumdraher, who was born 1858 in Mecklenburg. They also had a daughter
> named Minnie John married Lena(dont have last name), Lena was born in
> Mecklenburg in March of 1862
> > > > the entire family came to America and settled in the Romulus/Wayne
> County area of Michigan. I am not sure when but I do know they were here in
> > > > I have searched all of the sites everyone has mentioned and come up
> with nothing =(. I would appreciate any help you can give me =)
> > > > Rachel
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