Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Motivation Monday – January’s Report

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 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.
Giving Back:
  • 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

1 comment:

  1. You are one busy lady! Good for you, sounds like you are right on track!