Genealogy To-Dos – January Wrap-Up

I got about 90% of my to-do list completed, so I call that a good month.


  • Process 5 headstone photos from the cemeteries I visited last Autumn (this includes entering data into RootsMagic, (possibly) writing Tombstone Tuesday posts, and adding the photos to TNG). – Done.  I finished Chatsworth Heights Cemetery and started Ballground Cemetery.
  • Process 2 marriage bonds from the McDowell County, NC microfilm. I’m now working on the bonds that included my surnames, but I didn’t know who the people were. This requires some research to determine the identities of the players and whether or not they fit into my family lines. – I did three – none fit into my tree (yet).
  • Census project: finish the 1930 transcription and analysis for James Benjamin Butler. – Done; look for the post on 2/17.
  • Write 1 research plan (subject TBD). – Done, see post here.


  • Write 8 blog posts. – this is number 8.
  • Send out at least one query letter for “non-blog” writing. – I’m backing off this idea for the time being.


  • Spend 15 minutes a week dealing with papers on my desktop. – Done; I’m very pleased with the results here.
  • Do a little database cleanup work. – Done.
  • Do a couple of items from DearMyrtle’s January organization checklist. – I set up Dropbox, but I’m not sure if I like it.


Check back tomorrow to see my plans for February.

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