WHAT CAN WE DO IN A LIMITED AMOUNT OF TIME?
HERE ARE SOME THINGS I DID TODAY IN 60 MINUTES
- I went to findagrave.com and searched for memorials for one branch of the family. I located 3, entered the memorial numbers in the User ID in Legacy. I downloaded and saved the headstone photos to the digital folder and attached it to the burial photos in my database, for that person.
- I entered a To-Do task to source the photo.
- From those finds I found out that these family members had died in Cabell County, West Virginia. I know that the wvculture.org site has loads of vital records.
- I located all three death certificates and death registers on the wvculture website. I downloaded and saved them to my computer.
- I entered the information from the death records into my Legacy database for that person and created a To-Do item to source the death certificate.
- I went into the digital folder where I had just saved the death records for this family. This is my Frampton family.
- I noticed that some of the death records (including the three I added today) had not been cropped and straightened, so I took care of that today.
I personally, don’t enter any images into my database without first editing them. I use the Microsoft Office Picture Manager program to perform these tasks. It’s easy and quick.
Here’s how they look now. I began this process at 11:29 and finished at 11:34.
So it took me only 5 minutes and look at the difference!
Here is a post I wrote about using the Microsoft Office Picture Manager program to edit images. The methods here can be used with most photo editing software.
Easy Document Editing
I hope this post has given you a couple of ideas for making use of those small windows of time we may find for our research.
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