Genealogy Do-Over: Week 7 Progress — 8 Comments

    • Thanks, Virginia! The good thing about this Do-Over is that you CAN work at your own pace. I’m only applying these weekly objectives to a “test group” for my blog posts. Behind the scenes, I’m still plodding along – essentially still in week 1 – with only 5 people in my new tree and working on scanning, transcribing, writing source citations, etc. for all the documents and photos I already have. It’s been 8 weeks since I did any actual research (last week at the FHL doesn’t count), and it’s starting to hurt a little. But it’s for the best. When I’m done, I will have a wonderfully accurate, fully sourced family tree with (hopefully) no brick walls.

      Also – the do-over is starting again in April. I highly recommend it. And? You can do it at your own pace 🙂

  1. I too could blissfully live a permanent life in the FHL
    Thanks for the information about equipment and sharing your process
    Love your blog

    • Georgeana, I could too! Unfortunately, short of winning the lottery or finding a sugar daddy who will support me in the manner to which I would like to become accustomed, that option isn’t realistic … yet. But I’m not giving up!

      Thanks for stopping by, and for your kind words!

  2. Hi Jenny, thanks for sharing your progress on genealogy do over. I am curious, have you upgraded to RM 7? There is supposed to be a new compare feature I am thinking of using based on Sue Maxwell’s post from Nov in which I can migrate my tree from FTM into RM and then combine. I’ve heard a lot of complaints about this, but Sue’s experience seemed to be seamless and great!

    Also, I have a similar printer/scanner combined by HP (7200 series). I have to “copy” it and reduce it and then I save that 8×11 copy to my file and/or I then scan that into a high res tiff file and save on my pc. Not sure if this is an option for you, but thought I would ask.

    • Ginger, I have upgraded to RM7, but haven’t had the opportunity to use the compare feature yet.

      And yes, I can scan as TIFF with my scanner, just not the Flip-Pal. But if the large document is one that I need right away (that won’t wait for scanning at work), I just take a picture of it instead.

  3. I follow you closely because I do so much like you ….I didn’t get to Roots Tech but am going to NGS in St. Charles in May….I too need to get my act together and get all the many many photos scanned and made right on my computer…also need to get so many pages of documents I have copied and sit into a pile put into my colored binders…I am sometimes just lazy when it comes to this housecleaning ….but my biggest thing to do is to go back and source ….I just get overwhelmed some days…but heading forward with this do over…thanks for your words of wisdom…

    • Karon, rest assured that housework is low on my priority list these days. The key is to just keep moving forward … it’s not a race, and there’s no deadline. The prize will be your envy-inducing fully-sourced family tree!

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