Genealogy To-Dos – July Wrap Up

I’m so glad that I started keeping a monthly to-do list again.  Even if I don’t get everything completed, it helps me stay on track and keeps me from getting stressed out about all that I want to accomplish.


Write 8 blog posts (not including “On this date” posts) – ideally, this will include 1 Women’s Timeline post and 3 Surname Saturdays, but anything counts. Done – I actually wrote 12 posts.


  • Look for James Benjamin Butler family on 1910 census in Texas. I’ve looked before, but hope springs eternal. I looked, but got no results.  I’ll try again in a few months.
  • Visit courthouse and get a copy of my grandparent’s marriage license.  Well, this is weird.  I looked for it, but couldn’t find it.  I”ll have to put this on the back burner and check again another time.
  • Order SS-5 for Lizzie (West) Kendrick. Done
  • Visit cemetery & get headstone photos for Lizzie and France Kendrick. Done.  I also got a lot of other headstone photos while I was there.
  • Scan remaining 4 death certificates & enter info into database. 2 completed.
  • Process 4 emails from my genealogy inbox (this includes due diligence to verify facts & then entering info in database). 2 completed.

Database Work:

  • Finish updating all military records in RootsMagic (they didn’t import with my original gedcom for some reason).  Done
  • Get the RootsMagic database cleaned up enough to import into TNG – this makes me very anxious. The whole process will probably be a future post topic. Done.  There is still a lot of clean-up that needs to be done, but I don’t think I’ve lost any data.


  • Continue working on The Notebook Project – I’m on Ellis. I made good progress on this.  I’m in the middle of the Gs now (working in alphabetical order).
  • Complete Lessons 2 & 3 in NGS “Family History Skills” online course.  I only completed Lesson 2.

I consider July to have been a very productive month (Grade:  A).  How was yours?

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