Monday, January 18, 2010

52 Weeks to Better Genealogy - Week 3 - Access Yourself

This is week 3 of the 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy. This week's topic is:

Assess yourself! You’re great at researching everyone else’s history, but how much of your own have you recorded? Do an assessment of your personal records and timeline events to ensure your own life is as well-documented as that of your ancestors. If you have a genealogy blog, write about the status of your own research and steps you may take to fill gaps and document your own life.

So I brought myself up in my genealogy database. Here is what I found:

Birth.

Marriage.

All unsourced.

How do I source "because I said so"? I have my birth certificate and marriage license in the house, but I have never added them to my database. I guess I should add where I went to school and when I graduated. I have my old report cards and other school memorabilia that should be added, but I've never taken the time to scan them.

So I guess I have something to add to my to do list. I did take this opportunity to add in my high school graduation in 2000, college graduation in 2004 and master's degree in 2005. I'll have to go through the box of things from my childhood that I "rescued" from my parents' house and see what else I can add.

1 comment:

  1. My intent is to source "because I said so." I'm not sure how I'll do it just yet. Maybe refer to it as an interview or something. The point is, I need to decide soon, before the details spill out of my brain and I forget everything.

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