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Goal Assessment-This Should Be Interesting-Motivation Monday
I have been setting
yearly genealogy goals for the past few years. I try to assess how I am
doing every three months, but due to home improvement projects, family
commitments and a few personal health issues I haven't done this since April,
yikes! In fact, this summer was a down
time for blogging, research and genealogy education in general. My first
thought was to just forget about it, but then I thought it would be interesting
to see if I accomplished anything in the past six months. So, here goes:
My 2012 Genealogy Goals
Research, record, and source vital record information for my mother's 11 brothers and sisters. Incomplete
Research Vinera Eglantine Powers parentage. Incomplete
View two webinars per month.
Researching Your New York Ancestors-Thomas McEntee through Legacy
Researching Your German Ancestors-Kory Meyerink through Legacy
Genealogy from the Inside-Out-Steve Luxenberg through SCGS Jamboree
Printed Legends and Missing Footnotes-D. Joshua Taylor through SCGS Jamboree
30 Second Genealogist-Barry Ewell- through SCGS Jamboree
Planning Your Way to Research Success-Marion Pierre-Louis-through Legacy
Building a Family from Circumstantial Evidence-Judy G. Russell-through Legacy
5 C's for Success in Genealogy Today-Barbara Renick-through Legacy
Beyond the Arrival Date; Extracting More from Immigrant Passenger Lists-Lisa Alzo-through Legacy
What is a Reasonably Exhaustive Search-Michael Hait-through Legacy
Use Your Digital Camera to Copy Records-Mary Hill-through Legacy
Read research wiki's
or courses twice a month. Big ol'
goose egg on this one
Finish the Glover surname file labels, using Family Roots Organizer System. Completed prior to April.
Add information received from a Glover researcher to my Roots Magic software.
Completed prior to April.
Hmm, that wasn't as bad as I thought.
I guess carving out time for webinars was easier than any of the other
things on my list. My thoughts on my progress are below:
Research Goals-Incomplete, so no brownie points for me.
Education Goals-I was pleasantly surprised that I viewed as
many webinars as I did. Thank you Legacy, SCGS Jamboree 2012,
and Looking4Ancestors for
providing excellent educational opportunities which help me grow as a
genealogist. Thank you also to the excellent
webinar presenters who take their time to develop and present these.
Organization Goals-I can't take any credit for these being
completed the last six months. Luckily, I completed those before April.
If anyone saw the floor of my office right now, he/she would wonder if I
had any organizational system at all!
OK, I will share it with you; it looks like I need to get scanning! This is only part of what is in the office. I have a tub to the right of my desk and more on the other wall.
assessment will motivate me to work on completing my goals in the next two and
a half months. I hope you have a successful next couple of months with
(P.S. Please forgive the formatting issues, I don't know if it was blogger or me, but I had a devil of a time with this post.)