May Genealogy To-Dos

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


The last three months, I’ve focused my research on one surname per month.  I’m switching gears this month.

  • Unsourced people:  I have a number of people in my database that don’t have sources, from the days when I was less diligent about citations.  I’m going to spend some time looking for census records to make sure I have the right children with the right families and general birth and/or marriage information.  I don’t have a specific number in mind to complete, but I’m going to start with the low-hanging fruit – those alive between 1880 and 1930 (the years that relationships were recorded).
  • Finish the 1910 census transcription that I started in April – Wards and Johnsons in Fannin County, GA.


  • 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 – finish Lesson 7 (Church & Cemetery Records).  I have to order microfilm for the church records, so it’s possible I won’t get this lesson completed, therefore:
  • I’ll also start Lesson 8 (Probate & Court Records);  I at least want to complete the reading.
  • Take the U. S. Courthouse Research online course by Christine Rose at FamilySearch.

What do you want to accomplish this month?

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    Twitter: Lindagartz
    Congratulations on a good month in April and good luck now that May is here. I like your concisely-listed, do-able goals. I may use this idea for my blog posts — I still have to find a decent family tree program! All the best!

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