Malachi's Promise "And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to the fathers...." Malachi 4:6

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Reviewing January

I'm reviewing my January To Do List and evaluating my success (or lack thereof). We won't call it failure (because I hate to fail.) What I didn't get done in January I'll carry over to February's List. I hope I won't have to do that too often and what I especially hope is that I don't have to carry over the same thing more than once.

January has been a busy month in other areas of my life. There were some non-genealogy deadlines which couldn't be postponed and some activities that took longer than I anticipated. Family history didn't play as large a part of my life in January as I hope it will in February and the rest of the year.

That being said, here's my review for January:

Done! -- Organize Ellis Bickerstaff's pension file into chronological order

Undone. -- Transcribe one document in the pension file.

Done! -- Write and post about his pension file. The CWPF posts were Civil War Pension File: First View; Civil War Pension File: Inventory; and Civil War Pension File: Chronological Overview of Papers Pertaining to Ellis.

Undone. -- Watch one RootsMagic webinar and put what I learn to use in RM with my own information.

Done! -- Write and publish two Tuesday's Tip posts. These posts were U.S. Census Information: Sites for Details and Once a Miner, Twice a Breaker Boy.

Done! -- At FamilySearch, look for new Ohio resources; search any that look helpful.

Done! -- At FamilySearch, look for new Pennsylvania collections.


I'll post my February To Do List in a day or two.

6 comments:

  1. Oh well done! This is so beyond my abilities, but I'm full of admiration for your perseverance.

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  2. You did get a lot done in January! Focus on the positive. :) What new resources did you find at FamilySearch? I'd love to hear!

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  3. You did get a lot done in January! I admire you for setting goals and sticking with them. Sometimes I get frustrated or preoccupied with what I haven't accomplished rather than be happy with what I have accomplished. It's easy to do. Stephanie is right! Focus on the positive!

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  4. It never occurred to me to look at family search to see what has been added for a specific area. I'll have to try that. January was a great month for you.

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  5. Thank you, all, for your encouraging comments. From where I sit, it doesn't feel like I accomplished very much. I suppose that's because I didn't do everything I hoped to do.

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