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Shannon Thomas
Works at Shannon Thomas Photography
Attended Berwick Area High School
Lives in Bloomsburg
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O is for Obituary
Obituaries hold a lot of great information in them. I have an Obituary Event/Fact in Legacy.  I record the information from the newspaper and transcribe the obituary in the event. Here is the transcription of the obituary from the Benton Argus on 13 Jan 192...
Obituaries hold a lot of great information in them. I have an Obituary Event/Fact in Legacy.  I record the information from the newspaper and transcribe the obituary in the event. Here is the transcription of the obit...
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Terrific post +Shannon Thomas 
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M is for Military
I am fascinated by military history, something that didn't happen until after I started doing genealogy. My son is a military buff and he is always happy to help me when I have a military question.  He use to get mad at me when he was little because I was n...
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Shannon & Tessa, Military records rock!  Finding my Dad's index info on Ancestry straightened me out. Until I found that and saw his actual enlistment & discharge dates, I thought he sneaked in underage. It was close. What made the difference is that he only stayed in @ 14 months instead of 2 years that I thought was minimum.   Yay for the military!
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Shortcut Keys
Legacy's Help System has a lot of useful information if you search for what you need help with.  One of my favorite things in the Help System is the great list of Shortcut Keys. This is Legacy 8's Shortcut Keys list...there's a lot more shortcuts than I tho...
Legacy's Help System has a lot of useful information if you search for what you need help with.  One of my favorite things in the Help System is the great list of Shortcut Keys. This is Legacy 8's Shortcut Keys list...there...
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I for Index
   In Legacy I use the Index view a lot.  A few months ago I realized that I could customize what I see on my screen.  The image below shows what my Index normally looks like.  My direct line ancestors are in bold {I marked them with the red ! so you could ...
   In Legacy I use the Index view a lot.  A few months ago I realized that I could customize what I see on my screen.  The image below shows what my Index normally looks like.  My direct line ancestors are in bold {I marke...
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G is for Gensel
  Today's blog post is brought to you by the letter G. Isaac Daniel Gensel is my 4th great grandfather{green box in image below} and he married Mary Emma Long on 18 Oct 1864.  Isaac and Mary had 11 Children; 9 boys and 2 girls. Family view for Isaac Daniel ...
  Today's blog post is brought to you by the letter G. Isaac Daniel Gensel is my 4th great grandfather{green box in image below} and he married Mary Emma Long on 18 Oct 1864.  Isaac and Mary had 11 Children; 9 boys and 2 ...
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F is for Find A Grave
Find A Grave {findagrave.com} is a great resource for burial information and sometimes, if you are one of the lucky ones, you will find information on other family members.  On occasion you will also find a picture of your ancestor {those are my favorite ki...
Find A Grave {findagrave.com} is a great resource for burial information and sometimes, if you are one of the lucky ones, you will find information on other family members.  On occasion you will also find a picture of your an...
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D is for Draft
    Alonzo Elwood Seigfreid's draft information is recorded in a Military Draft Registration Event/Fact. A Residence Event/Fact is also created using the address provided on the form.  Both the Military Draft Registration and the Residence Fact/Even are sha...
    Alonzo Elwood Seigfreid's draft information is recorded in a Military Draft Registration Event/Fact. A Residence Event/Fact is also created using the address provided on the form.  Both the Military Draft...
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N is for Newspapers
 Not only can you find birth, death, and marriage information in newspapers but you can find articles about your ancestors and their families. Alvah Rutan's family held a reunion in 1928 {51 years after his death} but I found the article when I was searchin...
 Not only can you find birth, death, and marriage information in newspapers but you can find articles about your ancestors and their families. Alvah Rutan's family held a reunion in 1928 {51 years after his death} but I found...
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great post - I have found so much in the small local newspapers. Thanks for the reminder.
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L is for To Do List
 Legacy has a great to do list built in.  When I first started using Legacy I used the to do list feature all the time and then I got away from it and now I am using it more and more.  I decided to incorporate the to do list into my Legacy workflow and use ...
 Legacy has a great to do list built in.  When I first started using Legacy I used the to do list feature all the time and then I got away from it and now I am using it more and more.  I decided to incorporate the to do list ...
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No worries - I don't use Legacy for everything and I think it is a mistake not to use the "best tool for the job." If that is Evernote or OneNote or a post it on your computer - what works for you is what is important. I appreciate learning the process and then applying what works to my work flow. Thanks +Shannon Thomas 
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J is for Jackson
Emily Jackson is not related to me or my husband.  She is the mother of my husband's 3rd great great uncle's wife.   She is included in a biography from 1915 about my husband's Welsh line. The Jackson's come from a family that was very prominent in Berwick,...
Emily Jackson is not related to me or my husband.  She is the mother of my husband's 3rd great great uncle's wife.   She is included in a biography from 1915 about my husband's Welsh line. The Jackson's come from a family ...
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H is for Hunter
Hunter is not only my mother's maiden name but also the name of my son.  He was going to be named Noah until about a week before I had him.  Something mad me want a family name; something that had meaning.   Some information on the Hunter surname : Recorded...
Hunter is not only my mother's maiden name but also the name of my son.  He was going to be named Noah until about a week before I had him.  Something mad me want a family name; something that had meaning.   Some informatio...
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Thank you +Tessa Keough!  We are due for another reunion with that side of the family...a lot has changed since then!
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E is for Evernote
Yes, I know its not part of Legacy but anyone who knows me knows how much I LOVE Evernote! Evernote with my Genealogy Stack in the Red box on the left. If I am researching or working on my database or doing just about anything else Evernote is open on my co...
Yes, I know its not part of Legacy but anyone who knows me knows how much I LOVE Evernote! Evernote with my Genealogy Stack in the Red box on the left. If I am researching or working on my database or doing just about anythin...
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I love Evernote as well +Shannon Thomas 
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Education
  • Berwick Area High School
    1996
  • Art Institute of Pittsburgh
    Photography
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Seigfreid
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A genealogy obsessed 30 something.
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Researching my family is my passion.  Seigfreid, Thomas, Allabach, Hartman, Halderman, Welsh, Kramer, Masteller, Hunter, Keller, Killian, Gensel, Robbins, McHenry, and Rutan are just a few of the surnames I am researching.

I'm also a photographer, a scrapbooker, and a crosstitch addict.
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1 wonderful husband, 1 teenage son, and 3 fur babies.
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  • Shannon Thomas Photography
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Shickshinny Valley/Berwick Pennsylvania
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Since I bloggred on Wednesday about decrapifying the hints on my Ancestry Private tree I have managaed to prune down 45 pages of hints to ju

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