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March in Review

It was not a stellar month for following what I set out to do. So, I will recap what I have done and move on with April…

March Goals:

Research: Finish putting together my research plan for the ACPL, notes are started on all of my great-great grandparents lines. Quite a few of the lines are from the Midwest (IL, IN and OH). I am hoping to find some new information on them.

I put together a 2.25 page list of books I wanted to look through at ACPL and went through them quickly. Now that I have been there and seen what they have to offer, I believe it will be easier to put together a research plan for my next trip.

Writing: Continue blogging. I wrote 10 posts for the month of February, to me that is not enough. Especially since 4 of those posts are my goals. I need to blog about substantial research and findings, at least one post per week.

For the month of March, I wrote 11 blog posts. That is one more than last month. Without looking into what I blogged about, I know I need to continue working in this area. I have started another writing project that I am not ready to discuss yet. But, I believe it will really have me focus more on writing altogether.

Organization: Still need to get the last of my magazines into my book shelf and filed by the correct month/year. Then, I will work on cleaning up my family file folders.

While going through some file folders, I came across more magazines and I also picked some up, courtesy of Thomas MacEntee while we were in Ft Wayne and they all need to be filed. However, I spent some time this month organizing all of my bookmarks on my computer. It took me an hour or so, but now they are all separated by subject and easy to find. 

Education: Continuing ProGen, I feel good about our first month. Assignment for this month is to read another 2 chapters and and assignment, an optional assignment and of course the discussion questions.

ProGen is going well. I finished my assignment on time and even submitted the optional assignment. I was not able to read ahead in the book, but I hope to change that in April.

Motivation Monday: Week of March 12

Its late in the day and I wanted to update where I am so far this month. I have only moved forward a bit this week.

Research: I have not worked any further on my research plan for the ACPL. I did listed to Thomas MacEntee’s webinar, Navigating the 1940 Census, which set me out looking for where I will be able to find my family. I have noted on my set up of all my 2nd great-grandparent files where I should be looking for a few of the families.

Writing: have not really written anything since last week. Enough said!

Organization: If our weather stayed the same, I think I would be organized by now. I have not worked in my office because it is too cold there. Now that spring is here, I am slowly moving back into the office to take care of things.

However, I did receive an early birthday gift of an external hard drive. It started out with just asking some questions about updating my Mac Book Pro to the new OS Lion. Turns out that since my Mac is so old, it is not really worth it to do so. While discussing updating the memory on the computer as an option to change to Lion, I was told I would lose everything on my hard drive, 1000′s of pictures and all of my family records I have collected through the years. I think my heart stopped. Well, a very nice family member decided I needed to have an external hard drive right away and went and purchased it. I moved many of my files and a bit of the photo’s over that night. It feels great to be able to have things backed up and off the computer, in case something bad happens here. Plus, with moving things over to the hard drive, I have opened up 5GB of memory on my Mac already!

Education: I read 1.5 of the 2 chapters for ProGen already. Starting to formulate my plans for the homework.

Motivation Monday: March Goals – a wee bit late

I’m not sure how I got to Wednesday and did not post my goals for the month of March. To be honest, I thought that I had it finished and scheduled to post last week. Guess again! So, here it is Wednesday and I am putting together my goals for March.

Research: Finish putting together my research plan for the ACPL, notes are started on all of my great-great grandparents lines. Quite a few of the lines are from the Midwest (IL, IN and OH). I am hoping to find some new information on them.

Writing: Continue blogging. I wrote 10 posts for the month of February, to me that is not enough. Especially since 4 of those posts are my goals. I need to blog about substantial research and findings, at least one post per week.

Organization: Still need to get the last of my magazines into my book shelf and filed by the correct month/year. Then, I will work on cleaning up my family file folders.

Education: Continuing ProGen, I feel good about our first month. Assignment for this month is to read another 2 chapters and and assignment, an optional assignment and of course the discussion questions.

Motivation Monday: March Goals

I cannot believe that it is March already, 2 months of 2012 already completed. So the question is, what are my goals for March.

Research: Continue working from last month’s goal on the great-great grandparents and complete a research plan for ACPL. Also, need to call my great-aunt and get information about a coal mining accident her father injured in. I want to verify if it happened in IN or WV and the time frame to see if I can find any mention of it in newspapers or any other records.

Writing: Blogging, need I say more? Obviously, I am sticking to my plan of utilizing the editorial calendar or my schedule that I set up to make sure I spent time writing daily.

Organization: I intend to go through my physical, genealogy files, update all the folders by making sure everything is labeled and filed accordingly.

Education: Continue with ProGen 13.

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