I know it isn’t Monday, but I forgot to post this yesterday, and I really didn’t want to wait until next Monday to put up my goals for July. As I said in my last “goals” post, I truly feel like sharing these provides the accountability that I need to keep me focused on my genealogy goals each month.
First a wrap-up of June’s goals:
1) Write two blog posts per week. I managed to stay on track with this one. I think that the quality of my posts have improved as a result of scaling back, and I know that the “anxiety” over trying to get out a higher volume of posts has disappeared.
2) Finish reading Thomas W. Jones’ Mastering Genealogical Proof. I finished this up while I was up in Indiana two weeks ago!
3) Complete the organization of my paper files. I hate to have a failure on any goal, but this one is going to have to be an ongoing goal since I didn’t get anywhere near completion on this one.
4) Catch up on other genealogy reading. Again…I’m shifting this one to an on-going goal.
5) Evaluate the Evidentia software program. I had a chance to work with Evidentia and do some evaluation on it. I definitely love the program and it is on my “to purchase” list!
Now, on to July’s Goals:
1) Continue working on the organization of my paper files. (Deadline: ongoing)
2) Read one white paper or article (non-blog post) per week. (Deadline: ongoing)
3) Finish sorting everything that came home with me from the Indiana trip. This one is almost complete, so
I’m setting a deadline of July 15th for this one. (Deadline: July 15)
4) Scan at least half of the pictures and documents that came home with me from Indiana. I don’t think that I can actually get all of it scanned by month’s end (yes, there was that much!) so I am setting a more realistic goal of half. (Deadline: July 31)
5) Participate in the MGP study group. I’m very excited about this one, since my group started yesterday!
6) Lay out personal genealogy education program. Much of what I have been doing in the way of genealogy education for myself up to this point has been a little haphazard, so I want to lay out a plan so I can systematically work through it. I think that the 10 point blueprint by Elizabeth Shown Mills will probably be my foundation. (Deadline: July 20)