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Finally Get Oranized : January Update

January 10th – 16th

Data backup :
Genealogy Files -- are saved in One Drive [I got a lot of free space when I got my new computer]. Evernote – notes are exported as web pages every few months [I have an Evernote Reminder set for this] and they are saved in One Drive. Photos – are saved to my computer and then automatically backed up to Flickr and Google Photos. Legacy Family Tree – backs up automatically every time I close it; both media files and my database are backed up. Crash Plan – Everything is backed up with Crash Plan and saved to the cloud for easy retrieval if needed.  I review my backup every now and then to make sure all of my files are being backed up [also an Evernote Reminder].Genealogy Management Program :
I use Legacy Family Tree.  When I first started doing genealogy I used Family Tree Maker but it did not play nice with my computer. Whatever program you use you should take the time to really learn what the program does.Older Generations :
Still working on getting wh…

2015 Legacy Stats

Last January I did this post on 2014 Legacy statistics.  This year I decided to do the same thing. What I found was very surprising to me.


My numbers did not change from last year!  What?!  I know I added new people to my database. Then I looked at my husbands and I lots 3 from last year!  What?!
Looking at my overall stats I added 104 people and 35 marriages.
Last year I worked on sources.  Cleaning up sources was my main objective and I think I accomplished that.  {I have a handful that still need some work.}
This year I want to find more documentation for the people in my tree and hopefully add some more ancestors.  My plan is to do what +Russ Worthington and +Randy Seaver do and mine ancestry databases.  First up will be Pennsylvania death certificates.
How did your 2015 genealogy go and did you make plans for 2016?




Finally Get Organized! Jan 3rd-9th 2016 : My Progress

+DearMYRTLE's first checklist was posted this week.  I am so excited to get started with this organization project!  To prepare I cleaned my office {which is also my crafting space} and did a little bit of organizing.  I hate the color of my office but painting seems like such a pain.  It use to be my son’s room but when he outgrew the color he moved to the other bedroom and redid it for him.  This then became my office and the color is awful!  Some day it will get painted.
Make piles.  I have three that include papers to be filed / scanned, a pile of research to do, and photos.   Included in the list was to make a pile of books but I don’t have many and they are neatly organized.  Also, a pile for letters or email and fortunately for me that is one thing I am caught up on.Office supplies.  I bought some more sticky notes {I can never have too many of them} and some labels for my file folders. Set up your work area.  I cleaned and rearranged my desk space to make more room and mov…

2016 Goals

This year I am setting goals instead of making resolutions.  Goals seem like less pressure than making resolutions.

In 2016 I wan to :  1. Get organized {not only in my genealogy life but in other areas of my life}, 2. Do more genealogy, 3. Learn more {by watching more webinars}, and 4. I want to blog more {I want to tell more stories and share genealogy with others}.

With some help from the genealogy community I am hoping to accomplish my goals for 2016.  +Tessa Keough at the LVUG Community at Google+ posted a short video about genealogy plans for 2016.  I am taking her advice and planning to read, write, or watch something genealogy every day.  I am also hoping +DearMYRTLE 's Organization Lists will help keep things going for 2016.

I spent the last two days rearranging, organizing, and cleaning my office in preparation for the fun genealogy year ahead.

What are you hoping to achieve in genealogy in 2016?