My to do list:
- Scan and transcribe the rest of Ellis Bickerstaff’s Civil War Pension File. I thought it would work to scan a little every month but this file has become a monkey on my back. If I do only a document or two each month I would still be at it next year at this time. So this month I'm going to dive into the project and do as much as I can.
- Post one book review. I've already posted an article about The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia’s Convict Women. Because this book is so descriptive of the physical, cultural, and financial environment of the United Kingdom in the early 1800s, I think that if one has ancestors from that time period and location, the time reading it will be well-spent.
- Rename and organize at least one batch of photographs. I tell myself to just keep working on this project and it will eventually get done.
- Update and publish one surname variations post for Surname Saturday. I've always searched without a written list, trying to remember all the ways I've seen a surname spelled. I think having a the variations on a written list will allow me to make better use of my search time.
- Publish 4 posts for 1940 U.S. Census Ambassador.
- RootsMagic. This is another monkey. I don't know what my problem is but I need to just do it. I tend toward perfectionism but there are some tasks and projects that I know won't come out perfectly no matter how much time or effort I spend on them. I am persuading myself that imperfection is not usually a life or death situation. If I don't get things right in RootsMagic the first time, they can be changed, removed, improved. I just have to do it.
- Watch/listen to at least one webinar or other educational program; read at least one Skillbuilders article