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.
This year I'm taking "From Confusion to Conclusion: How to Write Proof Arguments" with Kimberly T. Powell and Harold Henderson. Over the past few years I've been focusing on organizing and writing up proof statements on the research I've done over the years. Sometimes I do well, though lately, not so much. I signed up for this class to make sure I was writing proof arguments correctly and also to try to jump start myself back into researching and organizing and writing. Additionally, I'd like to get on the clock for my CG in the next couple years and also to take clients, and before doing so I felt taking this class would be tremendously useful. So far, it looks like I was right.
Day 1, Monday, began with an introduction to proof arguments, r…