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Have you made your list, checked it twice?

Roots Tech… is Wednesday and people are arriving.  Personally we are leaving on Wednesday, we fly in and then going to the Innovator Summit.  Then general session begins on Thursday!  I understand there are approximately 10,000 people attending.  Watch out Root Tech, Bev and I are heading your way!

I have my sessions planned but open to changing depending on how the crowd is.  I plan on taking it all in.  The expo hall is quite large, and having been to the Salt Palace before I have hopes of seeing it all.

Friday night at the library, is the event that I hope to have time to actually check off some of the items on my list.

Roots Tech Next Week

I’ve been asked to be part of a panel about “Online Trees: The Root of All Evil?” The panel discussion is being presented by Jen Baldwin of #genchat on Twitter,,, Ancestral Journey and other’s!

The other members of the panel are:

  • D. Joshua Taylor, Data Strategy Manager – North America, and President of the Federation of Genealogical Societies.
  • Anne Gillespie Mitchell, Senior Producer Manager at She is fondly known as “Ancestry Anne”
  • Chris Whitten, CEO & Founder of WikiTree
  • Elissa Scallisse Powell, CG, CGL, Co-Director at GRIP and President of the Board Certification of Genealogists


I’m very honored, to be part of this distinguished panel. The session will be conducted on Thursday, February 6, at 2:30 pm.

How cool is that??? So please hang in there more blogging to come..  Find me on Twitter  @confusethedead


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Thank You

To  +Geoff Rasmussen +DearMYRTLE  +Russ Worthington  +Jen Baldwin +Judy Russell +Lisa Louise Cooke +Christa Cowen +Marian Pierre-Louis also there are more of you on Twitter, blogs, and other social media…  I’ve decided to move from hobby to the next step.  I’ve delved into books, podcasts, webinars, you tube, google hang outs, and my favorite #genchat

I look forward to continuing learning, and enter the “certification preparedness” classes after #rootstech2014. Thank you all for everything, and look forward to more!

Lost in the document trail

I like this phrase  #Lostinthedocumenttrail. It was on +Who Do You Think You Are? last night.  It’s a nice way of saying hitting a #brickwall

 I’m currently lost and in the virtual woods of Northern RI looking for my Native American 4xG-Grandparents Benomi (Benjamin) Lippit died Lincoln 9/6/1891 parents Ceasar & Robie Coffee Lippitt are listed on the death register.  I can’t find any information on them or the birth of his wife Nancy Coffee Lippitt died 12/29/1873; Their other son Emery Lippit died 8/8/1875 (age 24);
They are the parents of my 3xG-Grandfather Ernest E Lippitt who passed away Sept 21, 1916 (see the previous post). any help would be appreciated.

Small Town Death Records – 5 different family member’s one page

I found a page from 1916 Death Records for Town North Providence Rhode Island, trying to decide which family to folder to file it in.  Looking at the page, there were no notes to specifically why I was pulling the information.  Now I know why… there are 5 persons on this one page. My great x3 grandmother (Taylor) and great 4x father (Lippit), as well as now a relation to my grandfather (Deluca); Then add two different Angell cousins for my husband’s side.  I think I’m leaving it on my side.  Thought it was an interesting find.


This is what I have to organize and begin again, after 3 moves including house fire, and a robbery in the last 5 years. Now in the last couple of months both the server and the laptop crashed. I have begun again to organize my files, which contain many scorched pages. At least I have the hard copies in plastic page protectors now. My original digital files were destroyed, and the fireproof safe didn’t save anything L  With hundreds of pages to sort through I am beginning again, putting the files onto a virtual server this time!

Angell Genealogy by Avery Angell

This is a book written by Avery Angell.  I recently stumbled upon it, and knew it was out there but didn’t know where, or what it contained.  The genealogist that assisted my Aunt in writing researching her Angell Genealogy used excerpts from that book.  I find the first few pages of the book very similar to many of today challenges.  This book was written in 1871.  He mentioned that not many people in the family kept really good records, as well as there were some that were not kept at all.  You ask yourself why?  Why not tell your families story.  I think that this boils down to some of the same brick walls we all have today.  Was it a family secret?  Have you ever found that family secret???  Personally I would like to borrow Doc Brown’s Delorean and punch in a few dates and view the past.  Wouldn’t we all ???

blogging request submitted

So like any blogger you have to get back into the technology community.  I put in a request to be added to and hope they add me.

Some know why I’ve re-started over again..what’s crazy about technology is what it doesn’t tell you.  It doesn’t say, she is joining multiple user groups like helping organizing your genealogy, technology genealogy, and hoping to recruit her son whom does website building.  Just seems when it comes to organized thoughts and idea’s about what I want it’s a bit more disorganized.

I try to gather alot of everything, which is not always bad, because after the fire, I found pages that I didn’t know I had; I thought they were destroyed.  Ironing the mold, and the scorched pages to make out my great aunts handwriting are things I have and will cherish.

The blog, well I’m doing my best.  Learning to put information out there that is both useful to myself as well as anyone else in line looking for it.

Happy blogging…