Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Post 1201

I am quite slow getting started on my second group of 1200 posts!

There seems to be so much going on! As if getting immersed in genealogy once again wasn't enough, I've set up my mother's 1992 Macintosh Class II computer on my dining room table as she stored most of her research on good ol' floppy disks! As of now I don't have a printer for the computer but I am able to open the disks and read. That may be enough.

My mother was also a writer and many of her stories (and my dad's - he wrote a column for a local weekly newspaper) are also on disks. I am just so impressed that with the click of a button her 25 year old computer came back to life!

Buy a MAC people :)

I have been looking on Ebay for a compatible printer but am leery to purchase something that old without being able to try it first to make sure it works.

One of my brothers is interested in compiling our mother's stories in to a book so perhaps between the 2 of us we can find a decent printer. That doesn't use ribbons!!! Laser would be better.

It would be super nice if I could just transfer everything to my computer but don't know if that is possible. More research to be done.

Today I am sending off my DNA sample to be analyzed - that's very exciting! My nephew had his done and he sent his results to me. American Indian shows up for him but only .2%. IF my assumptions are correct I should have a higher percentage of American Indian DNA.  I wish I had something of my gramma's that contained her DNA.

Of course I am in the forest at every opportunity and still playing volleyball 4 x weekly. That ends April 28th when slo-pitch starts!! I bought a ball glove on Saturday :)

Over the Easter weekend I had guests on Friday and Saturday, then on Sunday went to my brother and sister-in-law's home to eat the Christmas turkey we couldn't have on Christmas as my sister-in-law was sick! It was aged perfectly :) Also present were my nephew, his wife and their 10 year old son. It was a great visit!

Hope y'all had a wonderful Easter if you celebrate it; I did my very best to inhale as much chocolate as possible!

1 comment:

Mommy Stockley said...

I would love to get my DNA done!! How do you get started with your geneology?