Setting Research Goals:
I already posted my 2015 research goals here:
2015 Genealogical Resolutions
And I have already begun working on those as well.
Conducting Self Interview:
Start with what one knows. Enter that information into TMG.
Since I not only have that information from memory and also backed up with sources I feel like I am in good shape with this one. One thing I did in 2014 was join the DAR. I had to prove the first four generations of my pedigree chart. This meant getting together all those documents. I also recorded in TMG where Hubby and I lived in the 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2010 census. Now if I die before my Genealogical Heir can ask, they will know where to find us as those census enumerations are released, if they ever are. But one thing I did do was order two death certificates that I know haven’t been scanned and put into TMG. They are on the top of this week’s to do list.
Conducting Family Interviews:
Because of her age, and because of some family issues that have come up on Facebook lately, Mom has been very forth coming with a lot of information about family members. In fact this week, she has told me more things than she has told me in the past and I have got to do a better job or recording this information, because at 73, her memory is better than mine. 🙂 So this week, despite the fact that most of it isn’t always complementary to family members, I intend to begin recording that in tags in TMG. Though I may never print any of it, at least I will have that if someone should ask in the future. And with DNA becoming what it is, I fully expect in the very near future for it to become an issue. This is one area I am lacking. While mom tells me stuff about family, I rarely record it in my genealogy. And depending my memory to last another 30 years is asking A LOT!. So this week, I am going to put on paper and then into the computer the knowledge my mother has. It may not be pretty, but it is what it is. 🙂