My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Follow Friday -- Follow The Easy Way

Ever since I began posting my surnames on Saturday, there have been a lot, 32 to be exact, and I've never liked my format. But, I thought I was being rather cleaver in that, I got my descendant  outlines from my RootsWeb tree. Copying it was simple, but the spacing and fixing it up took a lot of time. If you select the first report below (in green), you will see the hidden lines and links that will take you to my RootsWeb page.  The second example in red is quite uniform and I didn't have to make any adjustments at all.

Recently, while working on something else, my mind wondered over to the topic, should I purchase the new Family Tree Maker (FTM) software? From my readings, I saw that most people were not going to buy it, but I thought, what new thing would it need to have before I bought it? Within seconds, I thought of the utility that would make me jump up and purchase it. It was copying a descendant FTM report onto a Word document, so I can make changes. For more years than I care to remember, I have used their tab File then; Export Family View to Acrobat (PDF) and attached the PDF to an email, then sent it off. The recipient was usually happy. But, that isn't fair!  Because all they can do is just print it and view it, and can't make changes.  If they want a long paragraph for themselves from my PDF, they needed to retype it, as there was no way for them to insert the PDF into their files when it came from me!

As I was pondering the above, a descendant genealogy report was on the screen and I took a hard look at it, thinking why not see what a Right Click, then copy the report would do. Quickly, while the data was in the clipboard, I went to a Word document and pasted it. Goodness, there it was, and I could make changes. And a friend could make changes on my work. Simple to the end.

I am not quick to try new things; if it works I am happy. Yesterday, I challenged myself on how to copy a personal photo onto a facebook page. Another blogger and I both wondered about trying to figure out how to do it. By the evening, we had both done it and we felt quite proud of ourselves. Gini Webb must have spent a good hour or more with me last winter on trying to teach me how to upload a blog on facebook, I think I gave up way before she did. But now I know how to do it, it is a snap.  Sometimes these technical things are far easier than we realize!

Descendant Register, Generation No. 1

HENRY SKERRY was born ABT 1606 in Yarmouth, Co. Norfolk, England, and died 30 DEC 1691 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married ELIZABETH MOULTON ABT 1633 in Ormesby, Norfolk, England, daughter of ROBERT MOULTON and MARY SMYTH. She was born ABT 1610 in Ormesby, Norfolkshire, England, and died 6 MAR 1692/93 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.

Henry SKERRY was born ABT 18 MAR 1633/34 in Yarmouth, Co. Norfolk, England, and died 12 APR 1697 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
ELIZABETH SKERRY was born ABT 4 MAR 1637/38 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 17 AUG 1697 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
Mary SKERRY was born ABT 8 SEP 1640 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 28 AUG 1688 in Newbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
Ephraim SKERRY was born ABT 26 MAR 1643 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 11 OCT 1676 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.


Descendants of HENRY SKERRY

Generation No. 1

1.  HENRY SKERRY was born Abt. 1606 in Yarmouth, Co. Norfolk, England, and died December 30, 1691 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.  He married ELIZABETH MOULTON Abt. 1633 in Ormesby, NorfolkEngland, daughter of ROBERT MOULTON and MARY SMYTH.  She was born Abt. 1610 in Ormesby, NorfolkshireEngland, and died March 06, 1692/93 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
2.                i.    HENRY SKERRY, b. Abt. March 18, 1633/34, Yarmouth, Co. Norfolk, England; d. April 12, 1697, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
3.               ii.    ELIZABETH SKERRY, b. Abt. March 04, 1637/38, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. August 17, 1697, Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
4.              iii.    MARY SKERRY, b. Abt. September 08, 1640, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. August 28, 1688, Newbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
5.              iv.    EPHRAIM SKERRY, b. Abt. March 26, 1643, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. October 11, 1676, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
                  v.    JOHN SKERRY, b. Abt. June 03, 1649, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.