25 April 2011

Motivation Monday - DearMYRTLE's March 2011 Organization Checklist

I have completed the next section of DearMYRTLE's Organization Series, 2011 March Organization Checklist! I have done almost everything on this segment of the Organization series, with the exception of joining a Second Life genealogy chat. I will be starting a class with National Institute of Genealogical Studies in May called Social Media for the Wise Genealogist and I've put any new experiences in social networking on hold so that I can experience them with the class.

I have been distracted from the tediousness of entering in the paperwork I have on hand into my genealogy program because it's, well... tedious. I really need to get back on track and this is my motivation this week. Since I am a stay at home mom and life does seem to interrupt my genealogy pursuits, I will focus on attacking the paperwork in small spurts and hopefully make some headway by the end of the week. I think I need to get working on that before moving on in DearMYRTLE's series.

So I will be hunkering down and trying to make a dent in the paperwork. Since entering some of this information that I had already looked at, I've already discovered some information I hadn't known before! Living proof of the "Go back and check your information from time to time" tip!! I am excited to find more and this is my inspiration! Wish me luck!

© copyright Monica Palmer, 2011


  1. Monica, I'm in the same position as you--I have mounds of data to enter in my genealogy software. As a stopgap, I'm filling out pedigree charts from http://misbach.org/pdfcharts and putting them into my family files (plus giving them to family members). That forces me to organize enough to see who belongs where! Good luck.

  2. Thanks for that link Marian! I downloaded a couple of those charts. :) I have gotten overwhelmed with the data entry this week and may have to take the weekend off. There is just so much of it! :) Good luck to you too!