I know—it’s Wednesday. But I still need to take stock of how I am progressing on meeting my genealogy goals for 2012. So here is a report for January!
Personal Research and Organization:
- I have written three posts, using the Surname Saturday blogging prompt, in my effort to assure that I research ALL my family lines and have correct source citations in my genealogy database. Using my ahnentafel (ancestor) chart, I started with ancestor #4, my paternal grandfather, and am working my way through the list.
- Instead of reducing the number of digital files to be transcribed and organized, I increased the number of scanned pages by 217 in January! But I did have a wonderful time researching at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
- I have written a post for each of the weekly prompts in Amy Coffin’s 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy. I posted last week’s yesterday, but have this week’s post scheduled for publication on Thursday.
- Posting on my blogs was challenging in January because I spent the last part of the month at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. I did write and schedule some posts ahead of time, but now I have to write furiously to get back on track!
- I was approved as the Lomita Genealogy Examiner with my articles appearing in the Los Angeles edition. I’ve written three articles so far.
- I presented a new presentation—Using Dropbox for Genealogy—at the January meeting of the Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego. It went well and I’m scheduled to present this topic again in July at the Orange CountyCalifornia Genealogical Society.
- I didn’t finish any lessons for the NGS home study course this month, but stayed on track with ProGen12, submitting my assignment prior to going to SLIG.
- My BIG event for the month was participation at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy! I attended Paula Stuart-Warren’s track on American Records and learned about some lesser-known research resources that are available. Tracks for SLIG 2013 are already listed on the Utah Genealogical Association website; registration will be open later in the year.
- I read The Family Tree Problem Solver: Tried-and-True Tactics for Researching Your Elusive Ancestors by Marsha Hoffman Rising but have not written a review yet. It contained lots of useful tips for breaking down brick walls and was timely in that we were doing evidence analysis in ProGen.
- Haven’t done much in this area—this month I need to focus on organizing Genealogy World for the SCGS Jamboree coming up in June.
That’s it for January—time to get back to work!
© 2012 Denise Spurlock, Ancestral Trees Research