This has been a very busy month. When I wrote my to-do list for September, I didn’t take into account that I would gone on vacation for eight days. I still got almost everything done, but I had to work hard to do it. Work is the operative word here; for the last week or so, genealogy has felt more like work and less like fun.
- 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. – I actually wrote 11.
- Process 4 emails from my genealogy inbox (this includes due diligence to verify facts & then entering info in database). – 5 done.
- Transcribe Jim Butler military records received in July and enter into database. – After looking more closely at the records (which were all forms), I decided that extracting the information was a better idea than transcribing. Done.
- Work on Butler Ahnentafel report due diligence: my goal is to complete pp. 14 and 15. – Done.
- Start researching the Dave Butler whitecapping case. This would be a good opportunity to test drive using a research plan. - I didn’t do this and have actually decided to put this project on the backburner.
- 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. In addition to J and K, I also completed L.
- 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. This is done. I am so glad I don’t have to think about this anymore.
- Continue working on The Notebook Project – I’m on Harris and I want to complete 200 names. Oh, this was tough. 200 names is a lot, a lot, a lot, but I got it done.
- Complete Lessons 4 & 5 in NGS “Family History Skills” online course. I did Lesson 6 also, which completed the course.
- Individuals: 2846
- Families: 951
- Unique Surnames: 595
- Sources: 406
All in all, I give myself an A+ for September. My hope for October is that I can be as productive but that I won’t feel burned out at the end of the month. Check back tomorrow for my October To-Do list.