The Genealogy Do- Over challenge by Thomas MacEntee is nearing the end of week two. Since I was out of town for most of week 1, I am running a little behind.
I have spent the last few days reading Do- Over posts and ideas on line and on the Genealogy Do- Over Face Book page. There have been some wonderful examples of organization,forms and ideas on how to start over or make- over your research.
A genealogy make- over is what I am aiming for in the next few weeks.
Week 1 Topics:
- Setting Previous Research Aside
- Preparing to Research
- Establishing Base Practices and Guidelines
The other important focus will be making sure I follow the principles of the Genealogical Proof Standard. Whether I am doing personal research or for someone else, I want my work to be the best it can be.
Week 2 Topics:
- Setting Research Goals
- Conducting Self Interview
My information data page on Legacy is blank except for birth and marriage dates. Adding more biographical information for future generations will be something that I will be working on. Using the events and notes sections I will enter important highlights of my life and things that I want future generations to know.
- Conducting Family Interviews
I am grateful to have tape recorded interviews of both of my Grandmothers before they died. I have also recorded interviews of both of my parents. And where are these interviews? Still on the recording devices that I used. Both Grandmother's interviews have been transferred from cassette tape to audio files on my computer but I want to transcribe them as well as the ones from my parents. For Christmas I received the Dragon Speech Recognition program. My goal is to use this to transcribe all my family interviews.
There are others that I need to interview as well. My brother, Aunts and Uncles and Cousins can share their family memories to add to the story.
There are many interview question ideas that can be found on line. Here is an example from The Armchair Genealogist.
With these ideas from the last two weeks, I am well on my way to a genealogy make-over!
Are you taking the Genealogy Do-Over Challenge? Share your ideas! I would love to hear them.
Are we kin? Please contact me. Together we can find our people!
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