Sunday, January 19, 2014

Today was to be the "EVERNOTE" day. Installing it has been on my to-do list for quite a while. And I expected to be able to catch up with the 52 Ancestors challenge, but, because of EVERNOTE bugs - that did not happen. Firefox was my browser of choice and I put off going to Chrome since I had no problems - until today. After installing Evernote's "WebClipper" on Firefox - everything went to hell. It has something to do with the Evernote 25 and 26 and Javascript. I couldn't see much less print a PDF. Facebook was all kerflunkt. Even an Ancestry search went crazy. So, Firefox is no more (Sorry, Mozilla, I think this wasn't your fault, but I need to get to work!) - thank goodness I could export my bookmarks and passwords to Chrome. Now -on to research!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Five years is a long time - but I'm back! Just found Amy Johnson Crow's blog and am taking up her challenge http://www.nostorytoosmall.com/posts/challenge-52-ancestors-in-52-weeks/ The timing couldn't be better since I'm facilitating a Genealogy Club at Austin's AGE. Four folks are signed up. We'll see how it goes. Here goes the first - Eulalah Toinette Davis was my Maternal Grandfather's Mother - She and her sister "Aunt Dode" traveled in a stagecoach in the 1800's from St. Louis (or near there) to Los Angeles "to teach school" the family story goes. She wound up marrying William Henry Lewis Mowers and raising 3 handsome sons. I have always tried to imagine how that trip must have been. Stagecoaches are not very big and women's clothes of the day were. My next step is to take Helen Leary's advice and go to the Library of Congress where she tells me they have diaries and journals from women who made the same, or at least a similar trek across our country.