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Mariann Regan
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I think Conference Keeper is potentially the answer to this kind of problem. It should become a custom that whoever informs Conference Keeper first, and gets posted, claims the date. Anyone wanting to plan an event looks at Conference Keeper first and tries their best not to overlap. That's the way we schedule events at our university -- look at the event calendar first. Otherwise you're thought of as rude or uncaring, and you won't draw a good audience anyway.

Thanks for drawing our attention to this problem, Jenna. And to Jen Baldwin, thank you for have the potential solution at hand . . . once everyone learns to use your organization tool!

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Happy Father's Day to all the Jeter / Geder dads through the centuries! What a distinguished-looking group of men. Your family must have a tradition of cherishing photographs and memorabilia, for this perfect succession of portraits to be passed down to you!

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You have a lot of information about your family -- 3 to 6 items per week. I realize it takes time to "exhaustively prove" all these tales!

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I'm afraid it's still comparatively hard to find women who make a career in chemistry. Ethel was exceptional in her major.

And congratulations on an excellent interview for Geneartistry! It was a pleasure to read.

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I can't be much help, but at least I can sympathize. I have a Mac. I'm always creating new folders and then renaming them once I expand them. Or contract them. The mountain of material given me by my third cousin has made its way into totally new folders, but they are still folders within his original folder.

I keep telling myself that once I have come to a "stopping point" in my research, THEN I can make my filing system pristine. Ho ho. There are always those few exceptions that don't seem to fit anywhere, that stick out and seem to delegitimatize the whole system. So far I haven't lost anything important, but I'm just waiting for that day when my overlapping systems become an impossible tangle.

So good luck! You are thinking hard about this enterprise, and you are far ahead of me.

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Before long you will have a family event for every day of the calendar year! Have you done this by hand, or was there an app that you used to sort the dates?

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Binghamton to New York and also to Buffalo. That's quite a trip for a seven year old boy! I also was packed off alone at seven years old to visit relatives--my cousin and aunt--but for me, it was the Greyhound bus from Winston-Salem to Fairmont NC. My mother sat me right behind the driver and told him to take care of me. In retrospect, that seems a bit daffy as a request. She pinned money to my undershirt, just in case. I had comic books, too, and I loved the freedom of the ride. I felt almost "grown up."

Yes, and I remember the Coasters. Yakety Yak (Don't talk back)!

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A cheerful week! Only one death, 4 births, and a marriage!

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I can think of only two ideas.  Were some of the siblings of an age to succumb to the terrible Spanish influenza epidemic in 1918 -- or did that epidemic even come to Alabama?  

My second question is, did the county lines change or were they close to county lines? I totally lost one line of my family for a while, because they moved a short distance but were only in the next county.

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On the face of it, William seems to have died between 1898 and 1910, definitely. Maybe there was a separation, but he must have been out of the picture by the time Mary purchased land herself. You have so many pieces of the puzzle, and all you need is a death certificate for William. Maybe try one of those abbreviated searches, with the asterisks, in case the census take misspelled his name? (And it's hard for indexers to read cursive.)
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