Genealogy To-Dos: February Wrap-Up

I got a lot done in February, but it didn’t exactly coincide with my to-do list.


  • Forrester research: I got an email from a new-found Forrester cousin last month with a good bit of census information. I want to follow up on this and test her conclusions to see if I agree. My brick-wall ancestor appears to be her brick-wall ancestor’s brother. – I did a lot of Forrester research, but it will take more than one month’s work to crack this.
  • Census project: do the 1930 transcription and analysis for Newton Coleman Ward. – I switched gears to Coleman Forrester and actually completed transcriptions and analyses for both 1880 and 1870.
  • Write 1 research plan (subject TBD – maybe something to do with the Forresters). – Did not do this.
  • Work on the research from the plan I wrote last month re: the West/Lankford marriage record. – Put this off until later.


  • Write 8 blog posts. - This is post #6.  I can’t remember the last time I didn’t meet my posting goal.


  • Spend 15 minutes a week dealing with papers on my desktop. – Nope
  • Do a little database cleanup work. – This is what got me off-track.  I spent way too much time on database work.
  • Do one item from DearMyrtle’s February organization checklist, probably something related to photos or scanning. – Nada


  • NGS Home Study Course – do Lesson 5 (Census Records). – Bright spot. I did Lesson 5 and Lesson 6 (Vital Records).  This puts me back on track to complete the HSC in one year.
  • Watch one online video about genealogy (title TBD). – I watched the live Virtual Presentations Roundtable from RootsTech.

Check back tomorrow to see my To-Do list for March.

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