08 January 2015

Genealogy Do Over Week 1

OMG. I hemmed and I hauled. I considered and reconsidered. I did not want to throw away almost 30 years of research! And then … it hit me – I did not have to throw away everything I already have done and learned. On top of that my #1 goal this year (See Genealogical Goals for 2015) is “Tweek it!” So … here I am. 

I do not plan really to set aside research but rather go through files (paper and electronic) and make sure everything meshes. I have checklists I use but I need to update them. 

Today I will be going through my folders and work on my tweeking. I will start with my family versus hubby’s simply to keep some order and not get overwhelmed. In fact, since this Do-Over exercise is only 13 weeks (I think I counted right!), I may limit it further to my Dad’s side. Since his was one of the first lines I worked on, I am sure to find new information and find mistakes or assumptions that I need to correct.  

Genealogy Do-Over is a 13 week challenge from Thomas MacEntee, of GeneaBloggers. Week One actually ran from 1-8 January so I’m sliding in on the last day this week. Looking over my personal/work schedule as well as posts/articles I already have planned, I am aiming to publish these Do Over posts on Sundays. 
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
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