Over the past 6 months I have been getting back into my personal genealogy after a few year relative absence. Part of this started when I was asked to speak to the Genealogy Interest Group of the Central New York Genealogical Society for February. I was allowed to pick my own topic and since I have been using OneNote for my genealogy and wanted to figure out how to use it better, I chose that. It turns out if you're going to present on something, having information for screenshots is a necessity, so I needed to update my database.
And I am so thankful that I did. I began by looking online and seeing how other genealogists used it. I already knew that Caroline Pointer had awesome videos on OneNote, so I started there and then started playing around.
Since over the past few years I restarted my genealogy by creating a new database in Legacy and re-entering all of my research to make sure it was properly sourced and that I wasn't missing anything, this became a continuatio…
I adore conferences. I've attended conferences for libraries, genealogy, Phi Theta Kappa, tourism management, and different church things, particularly when I was younger. I've also planned a few conferences in my day and continue to work on committees for program planning and local arrangements.
The energy and new ideas always make me excited and motivated to work harder and try new things. For the first time, I get to be the keynote speaker at a conference today, and, I hope, motivate and excite others on customer service within libraries.
Another year has come and come. Another year of not much posting, which I'd like to say will change this year, but we shall see. My annual review.
1. What did you do in 2016 that you’d never done before? Visited my friend Wendy and her family at one of their deployment locations, which I've meant to do many times before. I've now clicked off South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska from the states I've visited list.
2. Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I'm not a fan of resolutions; I much prefer a word of the year. My word for 2016 was "connect" and I wanted to focus on connecting more with my family and friends and with myself, particularly in terms of my health and my hobbies I did pretty well with this, visiting friends like Wendy and Tom and going on a birthday trip with Rachel & friends, as well as seeing friends and family pretty frequently locally. It wasn't perfect, there were some people I didn…