This was a pretty busy week for both of us, but I am so proud of Laura for the multitude of blog posts she made this week! A grand total of 5! A blogging machine, that one.
These were my goals for last week:
- Go to first Delta Genealogical Society meeting.
- Select and send a French vital record for translation.
- Attend 4 Jamboree webinars.
- Work on Case 3 of Inferential Genealogy.
- Blog more than once.
Okay, so I went to the society meeting. I'll be blogging about that separately ... but I can tell you that I absolutely cannot wait until the next one! Wonderful people down there at the Delta Genealogical Society!
I actually ended up sending three French records for translation - not because I was greedy - but because I wasn't sure which ones would be easier to read. They were all pretty
I attended not just 4 ... but all 5 of the Jamboree webcasts! I posted about that here.
I wasn't able to get to Case 3 before our meeting this morning because my homework got in the way (and took a lot longer than I really wanted), so that's getting pushed onto this week's list. The IG Group is meeting tomorrow night, so I absolutely have to get that done ASAP.
I was able to make 3 blog posts this week in addition to my weekly update.
This week I'm allowing
- Mail requests for military records for my GGrandfather and Granduncle (my mom got my grandmother to sign them so I could mail them off for her father's and brother's records).
- Finish Inferential Genealogy Case 3.
- Call the activity director at my grandmother's assisted living center to discuss the photo project I am sending, and ask for her guidance and suggestions before I send the letter (I keep meaning to do it, but I keep leaving her number on my desk at home and she's only there while I'm at work ...)
- Blog more than once.
Yes, it's a relatively light list, but at least it will keep me moving forward on a few things, at least for the next 8 weeks (or until this algebra class kills me).
Incidentally, we also discussed Debbie's "Tuesday's Tips" post over at Mascot Manor about her processes. I can relate to the buckshot approach to research whenever I find a new person to add to my tree. Fortunately, our Success Team meetings have helped me rein that in a little bit, and I know that Debbie's tips will help too. I encourage everyone to take a look at it ... she has one of the best research checklists I've seen (and it's an Excel spreadsheet, which makes it even better!) She also has a link to the most awesome citations-on-the-go post-it notes. I ordered mine on Tuesday night and they arrived yesterday ... zoom!