I’d like to introduce…

Edward George "Ted" Turner

Edward George Turner, known affectionately to his family and friends as Ted, was a kind hearted, gregarious, right jolly English gent, loved by all who knew him. He was born on the 27th of June 1911 at Blake Cottage, Horn Street in Winslow, Buckinghamshire, where his father was employed as head groom to Mr Gosling of Blake House.

And His Lovely Wife…


Miss Phyllis Mary Collins, daughter of William Collins, publican of the George Inn in Winslow, which is where Ted met her one fateful day in the 1930s

March Madness: Where does the time go...?

24 hours a day just isn't enough.....

Things are crazy busy here… The time commitment of the BU genealogy program is immense, although I’m enjoying every minute of it. I’ve just started a new project at the Historical Society, researching and cataloging a collection of diaries and other personal papers of a Doctor Francis Beattie Brewer, and it is both fascinating and time consuming. I’ve been using my paternal side of the family tree (French Canadian and colonial American) as case studies for my BU assignments and it’s opened up several research doors that I’m dying to go through, but I am having trouble finding the time. And then there is the ever present nagging problem of the old, poorly crafted citations which are lurking in the pages of the genealogy data here, visible to the WORLD…….it’s going to take eons to fix them. All this, AND there is of course my other, non-genealogy life :-)

To make myself feel better, I’m going to take it in baby steps…create a to-do list of small tasks which I can manage a day at a time – like fixing the citations for ONE family. And dividing my allotted genealogy time each day into personal and public research. (And set an alarm on my Droid to remind me to switch!!) Since I could easily spend every waking hour working on genealogy, I’m going to force myself to put it aside from 2pm-ish to 10pm-ish, and again from 6am-ish to 10am-ish so the mountain of laundry can finally become a mole hill and my family can have some living proof that they DO have a mother :-) I will let you know how it goes!

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2 comments to March Madness: Where does the time go…?

  • Clair,
    Thank you for “voicing” all of my own time management issues and the pull I am feeling about getting my data into correct form after the knowledge learned from the B.U. course. I have decided to not even attempt to do any fixing until after the course finishes in May. I am barely meeting my commitments and am doing a significant re-prioritizing today. Just know that you are not alone!

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