Sunday, May 1, 2011

May Genealogy Goals

I had such high hopes for genealogy in April. Although I had a week off for spring break, I worked every day but one the rest of the month. And I only got out of working that day because I didn't have a car.  So once again I am going to use my March goals for May. May is likely to be insane since everyone seems to take off at the end of the school year.

I had hoped to make a research trip over spring break, but it was rainy and cold most of the time. So instead I'm going to do a trip to Switzerland County, Indiana in the middle of May. And my husband has to take me if he wants to go to the Dayton Hamvention. Hopefully the cemeteries won't be swamps.

Here were my genealogy goals for March and April 2011:

  • Finish scanning the slides that I borrowed from my grandma. This will allow me to get more at the beginning of April when I visit her again. Finished! Will get more later this month hopefully.
  • Work on adding metadata to my digital photos. This is something that I haven't really done yet and it needs done. I'm going to research a few metadata software choices and start working on this. Still haven't worked on this.
  • Work on husband's family lines in Alsace, France. (I found them in France, but I have to be in the right mood to deal with records in French. Two weeks of being sick in February didn't help.) I worked on getting the information about the family after they immigrated into my database. It's not like my husband's cousin didn't send it to be in January or anything. I'm also going to set up a goal to do one French record a day since I have to really focus on them.
  • Work on my Norfolk, England ancestors. FamilySearch added more Norfolk images online and I need to search through them for my ancestors. I looked at some of the Bishop's Transcripts, but it's still missing some of the parish where my ancestors lived. But I think I did find one of my lines. I just need to do a more detailed search.
Hopefully you accomplished more of your genealogy goals in April than I did. What are your genealogy goals for May?

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