Saturday, February 18, 2023

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - List Some of Your Genealogy "Needs"

 Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 

 It's Saturday Night again - 

Time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

Come on, everybody, join in and accept the mission and execute it with precision. 

1)  We all have genealogy-related tasks that we "need" to do.  What are yours?

2) Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment on this post, or in a Facebook post.  Please leave a link on this post if you write your own blog post.

Here's mine:

* I need to write more family stories (using Storyworth?) so that my descendants know about my life, attitudes, health, and ancestry.  

*  I need to update my ebooks on Scribd about my ancestral lines.  They are ancestor lines of my great-grandparents, and descendants for several surname collections.

*  I need to organize my family history photograph collection better.

*  I need to update and add to my FOREVER files.

*  I need to narrate some of the family home movies and save them to my YouTube channel and FOREVER files.

*  I need to resolve record hints/matches and add more events and sources to my RootsMagic file for my profiles.

*  I need to learn how to update WikiTree profiles (especially notes and sources) that I have contributed long ago.

*  I need to back up my RootsMagic file more often (although iDrive does it every night).

*  I need to add my probate, land, pension file, obituary, and other transcriptions to my RootsMagic profiles.

*  I need to put downloaded files (I have about 8 years worth now) into my Ancestor Files.  I try, but it's hit and miss.

*  I need to go to the local FamilySearch Library to do more research in digital microfilm not available at home. 

*  I need to maintain my blogging schedule and be more creative with topics.

*  I need to keep hosting the CVGS Research Group and DA Interest Group meetings, and writing the monthly email newsletter until they find someone to replace me.  

*  I need to sort through my voluminous paper genealogy files that I haven't looked at in years and toss out the non-useful papers.  

*  I need more time to do all of this.  Time while still sentient, time when still healthy, time staying alive.  I still feel very mortal and I'm proud of what I have achieved genealogy-wise.  

14 is enough.  I'm sure I can think of more tasks I "need" to do.


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Lisa S. Gorrell said...

Not quite as long as yours, but some pretty big projects on it.

ByAPearl said...

My list of necessary and important genealogy related actions.

ByAPearl said...

My list

Linda Stufflebean said...

Here's my short list, but "clean up" encompasses a lot!