Rootstech 2014

Rootstech 2014
Another Great Year although not in Utah!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

RootsTech 2013 Here comes Genedocs!


     I am sick today (Arggh) but Finally!  I have managed the funding to attend this one of a kind meeting of genealogy users and application designers.  I am fortunate to be finishing up school and get the $39 student registration rate too!
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Priceline.com walluped regular posted air fare websites from $1,055 down to $394 also!
Sadly, with my focus on schoolwork, I missed the deadline to formally present.  I will be unofficially viewing on my laptop with all the Genedocs tools for others walking by to be in sheer awe of, but there is always next year for the formal stuff.  I will surely see what demand is generated from those seeing it to guage more innovative additions and business applications.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Unexpected War With Mexico Ancestor!



Just when you think you have Googled an ancestor to the ends of the earth and no more can be revealed about him or her...BAM!  You suddenly have a hit completely out of left field that astounds you entirely.

    Today I Googled 2nd great grandfather "Edward Alexander Gause" once again and my heart stopped as I found myself reading a never before seen entry about his service in the War with Mexico uder Captain Elmore, etc.  (screenshot below).  Why it is so astounding a discovery is detailed below the image.


           So Edward Gause had a 2nd wife Elmira, but the absolute last thing I ever expected was to find her application for a widow's pension for Edward's service in the War with Mexico under Captain Elmore out of AL detailed above in the fifty-ninth Congress' message.  This alone is a phenomenal find given Edward was not considered.    However, when combined with the previously discovered sources indicating 2nd great grandfather Edward A. Dawes who also served briefly during the War with Mexico out of IL.  The odds of these two men having practically the same full names and serving in the same war is astronomical and thus very important to note.

    Keep your eyes peeled and your Googling on the straight and narrow :-)