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

2 comments:

  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.

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  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!

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