Sometimes it’s nice to be able to advance my own Genealogical research. Over the last week or so, I’ve been in contact via e-mail with some possible relative on my family’s Focsaner side from Romania. With a flurry of activity, we found a few clues that almost definitely have tied us together. Not only now do I have an extra generation back, but I have a new branch with several researchers who will continue to help search further. This is always exciting. On almost half my lines, I’ve found other family researchers who have provided info and often have been related. And most have contacted me, finding out about me either from my website using search tools, or through some online databases to which I have registered.
But the development of Behold has hampered my own Genealogical work. I have not had time to actively go out and do research in the last few years. When I get contacted about something, I do make time to answer and see if I have anything, but my organization of my materials is basically to accumulate new info in binders or boxes to await the point in time when I can organize it all.
My last entry of my data into Generations (the program I most recently used) was several years ago. But I didn’t like its method of documenting sources, nor was there any way of getting the information out comprehensively, like Behold will do. So even I myself am awaiting Version 2 of Behold, which I will use to enter my masses of data in an orderly manner.
When that happens, it will also be an excellent test of Behold’s ability to enter data efficiently and really help me do my Genealogy. I’ll use this data entry task as a guide to help streamline the way Behold works, and document how best to use it.