Acknowledge - Thanks to Vince, Meagan, Geraldine, Mary & Joel, & Jeri AND thanks to The Newfoundland Grand Banks' website volunteers and the Plate Cove Facebook page participants for pointing me in the right direction where the Irish/Newfoundland connection is concerned, and sharing your knowledge, enthusiasm and genealogy finds with me!
Backup - I backup twice a month - you should too!
Collaborate - Thanks to Janelle and Sherrie for helping me out with the Slovenian side of the family!
Engage - Thanks to Great Aunt Christine and my cousin Mary Christine for sharing lunch, as well as your memories and photographs with my mom and me this month ~ you provided lots of new information!
Index - I continue to work through the birth, marriage and death information I gathered during my research trips to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah and the Provisional Archives in St. John's, Newfoundland. The indexes are a work in progress ~ I am about 85% complete and hope to be finished by the end of the year!
Kin - My October 11, 2010 post was about my grandfather ~ I made sure to send an email to family members to encourage them to take a look at my Blog and also share their memories.
Locate - I went through my Master Locations List in my Legacy Family Tree program and updated and/or corrected all my addresses - 25 countries are represented and I have learned a great deal about the historical locations in Norway and Sweden during the past month.
Marriage Records - I have 1,586 marriages in my family file; of those 457 marriages do not have a marriage date! I need to get busy in this department!
To Do Logs - I have made the commitment to record all my to-do items for the next 2 months and hopefully I will establish a pattern so that it becomes second nature to me. I am using my Legacy Family Tree program for this task.
Webinar - I attended 3 webinars this past month:
- Evidence Analysis with Karen Clifford
- Blogging for Beginners with DearMyrtle
- Sharing Genealogy Electronically with Geoff Rasmussen
- determine a research question/issue
- make up a research plan
- research for three hours focusing on the issue, various resources, and possible findings
- write up your research report summarizing the question/issue, the plan, the resources, the results (positive and negative), and what further research is required
I hope you gained some insight, had some fun, found some new websites to check out, and noodled around with your family history! Sláinte!