December Genealogy To-Do List

One of my goals for this blog is to use it as research log, keeping track of what I accomplish and when, in my genealogy research.  I track that with my weekly update posts on Wednesdays.  However, I’m finding that I can’t keep up with all the things I want to do.  I started using the To-Do List feature in Legacy this week, which I like, but the report that it generates is cumbersome and I can’t sort if by reminder date or filter it for I want to do this month (or at least I haven’t figured out how to do those things yet).

Enter Tina’s Genealogical Wish List blog, which I visited a couple of days ago; she recently started posting a monthly to-do list at the first of the month, which she updates at month-end, reporting out on what she accomplished.  I think this is a great way to stay focused and on-point (and I do love a list that I can check off).

So here goes:

  • Look for marriage license for John William Stroud and Mary Jane Hemphill.
  • Order death certificates for two great-grandmothers:  Rachel (Johnson) Ward and Lizzie (West) Kendrick.
  • Abstract (or update previously-done abstractions, if necessary) 10 census pages and update the citations:  Newton C. Ward – 1920, 1910, 1900; Rachel Louisa Johnson – 1920, 1910, 1900; Francis Marion Kendrick (g-g-grandfather) – 1930, 1920, 1910, 1870.
  • Finish looking for (online) source records to verify facts referenced in Ahnentafel report that cousin P. sent me.
  • Index 40 names on FamilySearch

I hope that’s not too much and will leave me some room to chase down a few rabbits.  I’ll report back at the end of December.

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