September Genealogy To-Dos

by Tonia Kendrick on September 1, 2010 in And More,Research

As I reported yesterday, I got a lot done in August.  Having a genealogy to-do list keeps me on track and enables me to measure my progress.  I hope to have a similarly productive September:

Writing:

  • Write 8 blog posts (not including “On this date” posts) – my first priority here is to write up my notes from FGS and also do 1 Women’s Timeline post.

Research:

  • Process 4 emails from my genealogy inbox (this includes due diligence to verify facts & then entering info in database).
  • Transcribe Jim Butler military records received in July and enter into database.
  • Work on Butler Ahnentafel report due diligence:  my goal is to complete pp. 14 and 15.
  • Start researching the Dave Butler whitecapping case.  This would be a good opportunity to test drive using a research plan.

Database Work:

  • As I said last month, I have a lot of duplicate notes resulting from a recent software conversion, so I’m working on deleting the duplicates. This month I want to do the surnames starting with J and K.
  • I also have some facts that didn’t convert, so I want to make sure they are all entered this month, so I can stop worrying about losing that data. 

Other:

  • Continue working on The Notebook Project – I’m on Harris and I want to complete 200 names.
  • Complete Lessons 4 & 5 in NGS “Family History Skills” online course.

What are your genealogy goals for September?

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Denise Coughlin September 1, 2010 at 9:05 pm

Hello! Recently found your blog and love it! You are inspiring me to actually write my genealogy goals down and dare I say, post them for the world to see!! Keep up the good work!!

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Tonia Kendrick September 1, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Thanks Denise! Writing down the goals, and especially, putting them on the blog, is great for accountability. I have a tendency to get off-track and chase down any little clue I find. By posting my goals, I force myself to stay on track.

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Mavis September 5, 2010 at 10:14 am

Following your approach actually helped me get some genealogical things done during the month of August.

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