Below are my accomplishments (or not) for the month:
Post my to do list at the beginning of the month and my successes (or lack thereof) at the end of the month
Watch one RootsMagic webinar and put what I learn to use (from January)
undone - for the second month in a row
Transcribe at least one page of Ellis Bickerstaff's Civil War Pension File (carried over from January). In total I scanned and transcribed 7 documents, combined into 2 posts.
- Claim for Disability Pension - Civil War Pension File
- Invalid Pension: $8.00/month - Civil War Pension File
Rename and organize at least one batch of photographs (20-50 images scanned on the same date)
- Feb. 29 - barely done in time to attribute to this month
Participate in Abundant Genealogy at least two weeks in the month
- Life Experiences Week 5: Life Experiences - Abundant Genealogy Week 5
- Heirlooms Week 6: Family Heirlooms - Abundant Genealogy Week 6
- Historical Documents Week 7: Historical Documents - Abundant Genealogy Week 7
- Genealogy Collections/Libraries Week 8: Genealogy Collections at Local Libraries - Abundant Genealogy Week 8
Share one Tuesday's Tip
- Tuesday, Feb. 7: The 50 Questions in the 1940 Census - Tuesday's Tip
- Tuesday, Feb. 21: Pennsylvania Certificates Online - Tuesday's Tip
Publish one Surname Saturday post. This will be an irregularly updated list of surnames and surname variations
- posted on Feb. 18 - Surname Variations included Armitage and Bickerstaff
Continue my educational efforts
- watched RootsTech live on Thursday, February 2, through Saturday, Feb. 4
- listened to DearMyrtle's RootsTech 2012 Review on Monday evening, Feb. 6
- read & posted on Feb. 20-21: The Genealogical Proof Standard at the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) website
- Feb 7: signed on with Google Webmaster Central as suggested by a RootsTech presenter. Doing this enables me to see traffic analysis, search terms, etc. To do this I had to add an html tag in the design code of my blog to verify ownership (which was really scary for a non-techie like me!).
- Feb 14: in newly opened Pennsylvania Death Certificate Index I searched for, found, and ordered death certificates for Tressa Froman Doyle, and Fredrick K. Gerner; on Feb. 18, I found and ordered certificates for Catherine Saylor Froman, Lucille Hepler, and Edward Gerner
- Feb. 17: installed RootsMagic onto a flash drive
- Feb. 18: went to OHS, found 2 newspaper articles about Abel & Ann Armitage filing suit against the city of Steubenville in court of common pleas, Abel Armitage - Alive Another Year
- Feb. 18: searched for and found an obituary for Anna Reeves Armitage as a Random Act of Genealogical Kindness (RAOGK)
- Feb. 22: found and subscribed to Michael Hait's blog, Planting the Seeds
- Feb. 22: read article Censuses - Often-Overlooked Basics by Elizabeth Shown Mills at Board for Certification of Genealogists Skillbuilders.
- Feb. 22: looked for Eliza Hartley Armitage at Rootsweb BMD. Found 2 possible candidates.
- Feb. 26: Became a 1940 U.S. Census Ambassador. Posts include 1940 U. S. Census Ambassador and If You Know Where They Lived in 1940....
- Feb. 27: wrote letter to Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, Jefferson County, Ohio, to request information about obtaining the file of a court case
- Feb. 28: read Citing Your Sources by Elizabeth Shown Mills at BCG Skillbuilders.