Weekly column sharing genealogy-related things that I’ve found.
I don’t do a lot of research in Arizona, but I do have some family members who relocated there later in their lives. I knew that my second great-grandfather, Herman Leppin, died in Phoenix, but I didn’t have an exact date or death record. Fortunately, several years ago, the Arizona Department of Health has digitized and made available online, death certificates from 1861 to 1962 (as well as birth certificates from 1855-1937).
So back in 2010, I was able to obtain the death certificate for Herman through this website.
Every now and then, I run into other family members who moved to Arizona and this is the first place I look for birth and death records. Many thanks to the Arizona Department of Health for providing these records online.
Last year I posted some genealogy-related gift ideas to add to your own holiday wish list. I had quite a positive response, so I thought I post them again, adding a few new things to the list.
Earlier today, I posted 2013 Achievements, bringing everyone up-to-date on what I’ve been working on this year. I know the year isn’t over yet, but I’ve got a very busy month ahead of me, so I thought I’d get a jump on these posts or else I’d forget. So what’s on tap for 2014?
BCG Certification – This always seems to be on the list. It’s certainly a priority, but I can never seem to find the time to set aside for working on the portfolio. Perhaps things will be different this year.
It’s been another crazy year. I set five goals for myself in 2013 and managed to accomplish three of them, sort of. Here’s what I set out to do in 2013 and my status for each.
BCG Certification – Will I ever “start the clock?” It’s been on my genealogy goals list for years, yet I never seem to have enough hours in the day to get my regular work done, let alone begin work on the BCG portfolio. Maybe next year?
Publishing Articles – This is an ongoing goal, but for 2013, I wanted to expand and publish in a variety of new-for-me publications. I did just that!
Not too much in the way of family in New Mexico. I have traveled through New Mexico a few times, staying in Tocumcari twice on said travels. My husband’s grandfather died in New Mexico, the details of which I know nothing about.
Other than that, the only thing I can think of involves three other states. That’s right, the four corners of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado. Below is my grandfather occupying all four states at one time. I guess you can be in two (or three, or four) places at once.
Don’t get me wrong…I love Legacy, and like everyone else, I am really excited for for version 8 being released. It’s been awhile since we’ve had a major upgrade and there are several new features I look forward to using. But, I’ve noticed a few things that are causing some frustration.
Issue #1 – Hopefully a bug; occurs when working on a multiple-spouse person. Every time I save my work from the data input screen and exit out, it goes to Family View (as it should) but instead of showing the husband/family I was on when I went into data entry, it reverts back to the “preferred” husband. I want it to remain on the husband/family from which I started, as it has in previous versions.
Issue #2 – A bug for sure. On several occasions, I am entering an event and then I hit the Source button to add a source and I get an error message (Run-time error 3021) and the program crashes. NOT FUN!
So far, that’s all I’ve found. Relatively minor, but very annoying. Hopefully these issues will be resolved soon.