Saturday, March 31, 2012

Reviewing March Goals

I don't know where my mind was when I set these goals for March. I can't imagine how I completely forgot about the NCAA Tournament but it just did not register when I created this list that I had hours and hours and hours of basketball to watch this month. 

A few days ago, it occurred to me that I needed to do a monthly review post. Considering the last time I had given goals any thought was very early in March, it's surprising there are any check marks on this list. At a glance, it doesn't look too bad until you realize that the big items are what did not get done. Oh well, there is always April.


Research:

Process September research from Pope County, Illinois, Livingston County and Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  
    • I worked on this a little but it is a long way from finished. 
Education:

Attend 2nd Saturday Family History Workshop sponsored by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Genealogical Society. 
    • This month's topic was "Navigating Wildcat Turf: Conducting Research at the University of Kentucky" presented by Cheri Daniels. This was a very timely topic for me since, while preparing for my trip to Salt Lake City, I found that a few books on my list are available at UK's library.
Attend three Legacy Family Tree Webinars (Even got in an extra one.)
    • Are you Ready for the 1940 U.S. Census Images? with Thomas MacEntee (3/7)
    • Navigating the new Census Tools in Legacy Family Tree with Geoff Rasmussen (3/9)
    • DNA Research for Genealogists: Beyond the Basics with Ugo Perego (3/21)
    • Digital Writing Tools for Genealogists with Lisa Alzo (3/30)
Complete and submit Lesson #6 of the NGS Home Study Course. 
    • Assignment #1 is finished (but that was done before March). Still need to complete Assignments #2 and #3.  
Writing:

Write a research plan for identifying the parents of William Taylor (a brick wall, 3rd great-grandfather). 
    • Started but not completed. 
Write at least 8 blog posts.
    • Barely.

Maintenance/Organization:

Clean-up 15 sources in genealogy database.
    • Completed 16.
Start adding/cleaning up metadata in genealogy photos.
    • Completed 289 photos. That's not a drop in the bucket but it is a start.
I know there is still technically another day and a half left in March but there is more basketball this evening. And tomorrow I'll either be too happy or too distraught to work.  

1 comment:

  1. Linda, I'm not watching basketball but I am wondering why I set the goals I did. I am embarrassed to post them.... But as you say, there is always April.

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