Friday, July 31, 2020

Back to Basic: July

July went quick!
  • GRIP went virtual! I attended (most) of the sessions in Documentation and then continued my citation work with my ProGen assignment and feedback
  • I did an intro to genealogy program for an out-of-state library through Zoom, plus 2 presentations for work
  • A bunch of organizing and putting research into Legacy. Printing up info for my Whitehead binder to update it as well.
August's focus is definitely the proof argument for ProGen! Starting that ASAP.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Back to Basics - June 2020

Somehow the year is nearly half over. June was a great month for my genealogy. 
  • I received a bunch of certificates from the British GRO. I love their process of ordering online and then sending a PDF.
  • I'm continuing on with ProGen. My group is amazing! This month I wrote a business plan for my genealogy business. Now to put it in place!
  • GRIP went virtual! I attended (most) of the sessions in the Practical Genetic Genealogy and have a to do list a mile long to try with my results.
  • I did a presentation on census records for my hometown library.
  • Not a ton of research, but that's okay. 
I have a few presentations coming up in July, plus a 5 days weekend to work on my research!

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Back to Basics - May 2020

May went decently. I spent most weekend time doing my ProGen assignment. For work I did 5 virtual genealogy courses. Caught up on all of my NYG&B Records. Feeling pretty good going into the summer.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Back to Basics - April 2020

Well this month has gotten much better. I completed my ProGen assignment, which was not quite where I wanted it, but again, intense focus isn't working so well right now. Did comments for both March & April - my group is amazing. It's fascinating to see how we all set things up differently and gave me some great ideas for updates. Also did April chat for March work.

I've been organizing my items into binders and into Legacy and OneNote. It's going well. I even did a little research on some of my lines, especially the German records on Ancestry for the Finks. Should be done with my maternal grandmother's line soon, then will move to maternal grandfather's. Then need to drop off at my gramma's to give her something to read during isolation (contactless drop-off with plenty of time of my not touching before I hand it over.)

I've watched most of the sessions on the Massachusetts Genealogical Society Seminar and won a free entry for a day next year! I'm also in progress on the Applying to Lineage Societies Online Conference from NEHGC.

I've attended a bunch of other webinars plus NEAPG & Certification Discussion Group meetings.

Best of all, I've been working with another librarian and offering Friday genealogy classes via Zoom. It has been great to talk with others about their genealogy and having this research to do each week.

May is likely more of the same, so here we go...

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Back to Basics: March 2020

Well, March did not go as planned. It was busy month at the start of the month after going to the Public Library Association Conference (which was amazing) and giving my notice at work. Lots of catching up on things, but not any genealogy. Then we entered self-isolation as part of NY PAUSE and I have been having an impossible time concentrating. Yesterday I began a new job which is quite interesting!

Anyway, not much to report, but I have been trying to get to NEAPG virtual lunches and watched a webinar or 2. Hopefully I'll get better at focusing soon. Hope you're all well out there!

Friday, February 14, 2020

Back to Basics: Week 6 & 7

 For 2020, I'm getting back to basics for genealogy so that I can focus on my goals of being a BCG certified genealogist and be a genealogist for a living. I'll update where I am (most) Fridays.

Last week (ending 7 Feb) I spent preparing for and going to Scottsdale for a Junior League training, so no genealogy.

Education:
Read intro materials from ProGen and posted introduction
Lots of blog and podcast catch-up

Research:
A bunch on Aaron's family for the CNYGS program I am doing. Think I figured out a female's last name and mother, so that was exciting.

Organization:
Continued the Eichhorn family in Legacy/OneNote/paper binders

Societies:
None

Career:
Working on census program for CNYGS presentation. Changed the family I was using around 1880
Working on Writing Your Research Report as You Research presentation for work genealogy group

Back to Basics: Week 8

For 2020, I'm getting back to basics for genealogy so that I can focus on my goals of being a BCG certified genealogist and be a genealogist for a living. I'll update where I am (most) Fridays.

Education:
ProGen Feedback Assignment
Dissecting Civil War Pension Records: Conferedate & Union by Jill Morelli webinar
Maximizing Time to Write More by Darcie Posz webinar through the APG Writers SIG

Research:
A bunch on Aaron's family for the CNYGS program I am doing.

Organization:
Continued the Eichhorn family in Legacy/OneNote/paper binders

Societies:
Set up meeting for my committee for WYNGS

Career:
Working on census program for CNYGS presentation. Changed the family I was using around 1880
Worked on Genealogy at OCPL presentation for a local library
Presented Writing Your Research Report as You Research presentation for work genealogy group

Back to Basic: July

July went quick! GRIP  went virtual! I attended (most) of the sessions in Documentation and then continued my citation work with my ProGen a...