Archive for the ‘Research To Do List’ Category

I just realized that technically, I achieved everything on my To Do list a day early!
  1. Index five 1940 census records, one for each day during my lunch hour.
  2. Save records and verify all citations for Samuel Blocksom FOSTER.
  3. Email database backup
  4. Explore some of the new apps tweeted by people attending the SCGS Jamboree, specifically Remember the Milk and OneNote.
I guess this means I can do some new research this evening! And new blog post coming as well!
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Here’s how I did on my to do list last week:
  1. Finish assignments for genealogy reference class  There were a few that I didn’t submit, but I did do the research involved. Since the assignments aren’t graded, it’s not a necessity.
  2. Index at least seven 1940 census records (one for each day of the week)
  3. Save records and verify citations for all information found (so far) on Howard FOSTER and Gladys Evelyn BRANUM  Holy cow, that was more time consuming than I thought it would be. I think future weeks we’ll just stick to ONE person. But they’re both done. Everything I have found for them is now accounted for in my RootsMagic database and I have a better idea of what I still need to look for–which was the whole point!
  4. Newspaper research for Samuel Ebberts obituary and/or estate notice
  5. Email database backup

There were a couple of unintended finds as well. I located the marriage record of my great great grandparents, Giles FOSTER and Susan BLOCKSOM. I might have also located a death record for the latter grandparent, but I need to explore that a little further… this week!

Also, a bout of insomnia led me to finding my boyfriend’s grandparents in the 1940 census. But that’s a story for another blog…

Now, for the upcoming week…my little staycation is over. It’s been lovely, but all good things must come to an end. I also have a few things on my calendar after work this week, so time gets a little more limited. But we’ll see what we can pull off.

  1. Index five 1940 census records, one for each day during my lunch hour.
  2. Save records and verify all citations for Samuel Blocksom FOSTER.
  3. Email database backup
  4. Explore some of the new apps tweeted by people attending the SCGS Jamboree, specifically Remember the Milk and OneNote.
I’ll keep it shorter and sweeter this week. I’m putting off research on Samuel EBBERTS for a while. I’ll get there.

 

This is a variation of Ruth’s “Last Week’s Research Activities” posts that have inspired me because of how she focuses on specific activities. She’s also a GENIUS for emailing a backup of her database to her Gmail account. I’m definitely following up with that, even though I have Mozy backing up my system daily. After having my laptop stolen and losing the majority of my photos from Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Fairfield County, Ohio, I don’t ever want to deal with that particular heartache again. The more backups, the better!

I’m on vacation the latter half of this week and I am specifically designating some time for genealogy. Part of this involves the genealogy reference class I’m taking for the next couple of weeks. The rest of my time should be split up between organizing and documenting what I already know and making sure all of my information is properly cited, and looking for new information. So, the next week should involve a little of everything:

  1. Finish assignments for genealogy reference class
  2. Index at least seven 1940 census records (one for each day of the week)
  3. Save records and verify citations for all information found (so far) on Howard FOSTER and Gladys Evelyn BRANUM
  4. Newspaper research for Samuel Ebberts obituary and/or estate notice
  5. Email database backup

I think that’s a good start on some basic goals. I’ll report on what I managed to get done next Sunday. And thanks so much to Ruth for this wonderful idea!