I may not be posting here in my blog post as much as I should. I am posting on Facebook. Below is a recap for the first week of January 1-7, 2017.
My goal is to at least post a monthly review of my Facebook posting here. February will follow in a day or two.
I did something unusual for the New Year, No resolutions other than to take each day as it comes with a smile and enjoy the moment.
1 Jan 2017 post on June Stearns Butka’s Facebook Page:
We each have our crosses to bear. It is how we deal with them that makes us who we are.
It is difficult sometimes to accept the changes, that some perceive as weaknesses.
Naomi King reminded me that, although I can’t do what I once was capable of, I still have a lot to offer.
I may not be able to bake, cook or make crafts, due to the muscle weakness; I can still offer support, love and give my family a sense of where we came from.
We are made of strong stuff, we stay positive and we adjust to what life has given us.
Live life to the fullest, no matter what challenges you meet. You will be happy with yourself. Maybe even at peace with yourself.
Happy New Year. 🎆
This is my wish for all of you: love yourself, accept what challenges life gives you, and maybe life will be brighter, happier and healing of spirit for the New Year.
4 Jan 2017 post on June Stearns Butka’s Facebook Page:
I quick challenge to my family and friends.
Name one thing about yourself that most people don’t know about.
Did you know that I helped my Dad, build and race Dune Buggies?
- Friend I learned how to take a car engine apart and put back together with my dad. June Stearns Butka I didn’t know that we had progressive Dad’s. Friend Yes I guess we did that’s why we are so close. 😀😀😀❤❤❤
- Friendt Did you know that my first language was French? June Stearns Butka Yes, You mentioned it once.
- Friend first language was Polish; I studied concert piano for years. On my 16th birthday my Dad bought a Steinway Grand Piano which is no in my sister’s house.
January 4th also carried the sad news of Carrie Fisher’s death. I great loss for the world entertainment community, her family and friends. She was taken ill on her flight home after completing the filming of a Star Wars movie.
A Productive day: Dear Myrtle at noon Genealogy Proof Standard Study Group,” Book Club In the Blood,’ Webinar Wednesday DNA, Joe Hill Live (on Facebook) newest book discussion and top the night off with Dear Myrtle Wacky Wednesday Pinterest and Public Television Castles of King Ludwig ll.
5 Jan 2017 post on June Stearns Butka’s Facebook Page:
Genealogy Tip for today:
One that bears repeating- Review the whole page for family, including notes and side bars.
Lines 25 & 26, 31, 32, 33, 34 & 35 are one family. You will notice that the Derosby Family divides them. The Ancestry index list lines 31-35 as child for John C. Derosby. Where in fact they are the children of Edna. Edna is the mother of all the children on line 31-35. Walter is the father of Walter line 31
Check the house number and the sidebar for more hints of corrections when reviewing any documents.
7 Jan 2017 post on June Stearns Butka’s Facebook Page:
Today’s Genealogy tip:
Take time to review for duplicate entries on your Ancestry People list. Check any Family Tree for duplicates.
Sometimes, especially in the early days of my tree, I forget to check that the person is already in my tree linked to another person, before adding them to my tree.
You save yourself a lot of work when verifying and merging your duplicates.
I’m still cleaning up my tree I began with on Ancestry. It is a slow process but one that is needed to be done.
I try each month to review for duplicates. Even through I leave off at a certain letter, if I worked on my tree in the interim, I go back to the letter “A” and review from the beginning.
I was slack in reviewing when working on a project as a Christmas gift. So, I started at the beginning. I made to the “C’s” before I decided I should write the Genealogy Tip for today.
It looks like I need to verify if my Samuel Chase’s are different people.
Bonus Tip: Even if they have a DOB within 3 years of each other and not DOD, on at least one, I verify that they are not the same person. Same in the reverse, if I have a DOD and not DOB for at least one, I check it.
Most of the first week of January was down time to recuperate from holiday gatherings. We all need to remember the importance of Heal thyself.