April Genealogy To-Dos

by Tonia Kendrick on April 4, 2011 in And More,Research

Here is my to-do list for April, mapped to my annual goals.


The last two months, I’ve focused my research on one surname per month.  I like how this is working, so I’m going to continue by focusing on the Johnsons for April.

  • Census project: do the 1920 and 1910 transcriptions and analyses for the Newt Ward-Rachel Johnson household.
  • Write 1 research plan.
  • Use my research log (I’m hoping the more I write this down, the more likely I’ll be to remember it).


  • Write 8 blog posts.


  • Spend 15 minutes a week dealing with papers on my desktop.
  • Do a little database cleanup work.


  • NGS Home Study Course – do Lesson 7 (Church & Cemetery Records).

What do you want to accomplish this month?

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Eric Pierce April 4, 2011 at 9:09 pm

What a great idea to formally write down your genealogy goals. This is a good way to stay focused and prioritize your research. I am going to put my own genealogy goals into writing.
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Tonia Kendrick April 6, 2011 at 6:40 pm

Hi Eric, yes, it really does keep you focused. It’s also a great way to look back and see what you’ve done.


Jennifer Trahan April 4, 2011 at 11:03 pm

I really like these specific goals you and Tina do each month. I think I will try doing them too now that my busy season at work is nearly over. I think my goals are too general right now.
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