Conneautville Project Update February 21, 2022

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I’d love to finish out the Conneautville-related obituaries on before the end of the month. Since I have my planned “tech-free day” for this month on February 28th, that means I have 7 days to finish. I finished obituary #1037 yesterday. There’s a total of 1280, so I need to average 35 a day. […]

Conneautville Project Update February 16, 2022

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Short post today as I haven’t done a lot of genealogical research in the last few days because of the Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, and the mysterious site issues yesterday. I’m adding data from the 1959 Conneaut Valley High School yearbook today. Fortunately, the teachers have first and last names listed in this yearbook. […]

Conneautville Project Update February 9, 2022

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Hint: How to Track Unknown Relationships in Family Tree Maker Sometimes I come across an obituary that says “survived by nieces…” or “survived by grandchildren…” and the exact relationship is not obvious. So what do I do in these situations? Here’s the steps: Add the grandchild or niece to my database in Family Tree Maker. […]

Conneautville Project Update February 8, 2022

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I promised myself to write everyday but I haven’t stuck to that promise. Yesterday I decided to write earlier in the day. It is easier for me to find excuses not to write the longer the day goes, so writing earlier should improve my consistency. I’ve found this true when exercising and reading and its […]

Conneautville Project Update February 2, 2022

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Conflicting evidence is very common in genealogy. In my one-place project, most of the obvious conflicts are between the obituary found on and the date of death on Find A Grave. Maybe the Find a Grave death date is wrong because someone interpreted the year of death on the gravestone incorrectly. Or maybe the gravestone […]

Conneautville Project Update January 27, 2022

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A brief update today… I’m now 63% finished with the Conneautville-related obituaries from! Right now my Conneautville database has 15335 people of which 10688 have some life event that occurred in Conneautville. Tomorrow is my once-a-month tech-free day to clear the mind. You should give it a try!

Conneautville Project Update January 24, 2022

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Short post as I don’t have a lot to update on my Conneautville project. I got distracted by a clipping from the Conneautville Courier related to my own family. Now that I’m back on the right track, I’m 59% working on the obituaries related to Conneautville. Tip: Setting Up Alerts on I setup […]

Conneautville Project Update January 18, 2022

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I’m now 56 percent done with Conneautville-related obituaries from Since my last update, I have worked on some obituaries, but I also did a search for duplicate people. Hint: Finding Duplicate People in Family Tree Maker To find duplicate people in Family Tree Maker, I first suggest doing a backup, just in case you […]

Conneautville Project Update January 14, 2022

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Today’s update includes yesterday’s numbers because someone forgot to type up an update yesterday. Oops. Observation: Yesterday, I came across a person who died in Retreat State Hospital. I had not heard of Retreat State Hospital, so I looked it up. It was located in Nanticoke, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, which is about 4 1/2 hours away […]

Conneautville Project Update January 12, 2022

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Day 3… I’ve now completed entering 51% of Conneautville obituaries into my database. There are 14552 individuals in my database; 10674 have life events in Conneautville. Observation for today: I looked at the life events for all 14552 individuals in the database that occurred in Pennsylvania’s neighboring states. 1144 individuals had life events in New […]


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