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?