While watching–and listening–to TV Church, I was sorting family history paperwork—and other “paper stuff.” I came across a story that I believe needed to be copied to the Internet. Here is a link to the story in my Ancestry.com database: Supercentenarian celebrates her 111th birthday. Hopefully, the reader can access the story because I can’t test the link. (Ancestry recognizes me.) *
Here is a picture of “family history paperwork” that is more than three decades old. One… is dated 19 February 1987. All will go into the trash bin because it has no value. The information is well-documented in my Ancestry.com database.
Several days ago, I created this image (left) from an accurate image of careless documentation by a subscriber to Ancestry.com. I attached it to the individual hoping to encourage subscribers (readers) to double-check their records. To my chagrin, today I saw that I had a similar error in my tree.
Years ago, I earned my living as a “proofreader.” Errors have a way of “popping off the page” to me. Furthermore, I check and double-check each person before I move to siblings or parents. According to comments I attached to Phoebe Gaffield Watson, it has been five years since I last documented this family. Five years with this gross error. Shame, shame, Lorraine!!
“Best laid plans of mice and men” (yada, yada, yada). I was planning to shred “stuff” with names and addresses; I was going to box things up and send them to the Brethren Heritage Center. “No, I have to add this information to my Ancestry database.” So I hauled a lot more “stuff” into my trailer home!! At this rate (slow), I won’t make progress with my downsizing?!
Obviously, I had to wait for nice weather. Now it is “sweating hot” in the carport and storage. I rarely perspire but “perspire” was profuse!! ~~ In good conscience, I cannot leave that stuff for my executor to dispose of.
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I had to stop; I needed an Aleve!! “Bit off more than I can chew”; “too much on my plate”?