Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Genealogy Do-Over - Week 1 Progress Update

Photo by Thomas McEntee

Week 1 – 2-8 January 2015

• Preparing to Research
Set up RM6 to start a new database (have done myself, parents, and grandparent, great grandparents to start)
Set up a Research Log (been a long time since I used one) (have set up one for each person in in database so far)
Review personal book library (need to double check what I have) (found a copy of Evidence by Mills albeit an older copy 1997 and have started to read)
Create a Genealogy Calendar (calendar of #GeneDoOver and blog entries)
Set up/Re-organize electronic files
Check out Evernote, Evidentia and other programs (not sure budget will allow) ( will keep on to-do list need to use KISS method right now)
Think about a binder system (binders are on sale this week at Office Supply stores, looking at Carol Ellis-Jones idea of Binder organization)
Make a list of relatives to contact (remaining uncle and cousins)

• Establishing Base Practices and Guidelines
Standardize electronic file naming practices (be consistant) (Like idea of Surname, individual files under Surname)
Create to-do list for research (added to do for B, D, M records for each person with and to start will add Rootsweb, FindAGrave, and others)
Citing Sources correctly (may have to invest in book/chart) (see above)

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