Monday, July 2, 2012

Motivation Monday - Goals for July 2012

My goals for June 2012 were:
  1.  Continue reading Photoshop Elements 10 All-in-One For Dummies. At the moment I am up to page 388, I will aim to read up to at least page 430 by the end of June. Achieved. I have read up to page 506.
  2.  Continue re-reading Trace Your Roots with DNA: Using Genetic Tests to Explore Your Family Tree by Megan Smolenyak and Ann Turner. I am currently up to page 88. During June I aim to complete reading this book. Achieved. 
  3.  Continue working on my new Legacy file, working backwards methodically, recording all sources, attaching relevant source documents and attaching photographs. During June, I aim to do this for my immediate family and grandparents. Achieved.
  4.  Move a few more photographs from my 'To Sort' folder into folders for the relevant year and month. At the time of posting my 'To Sort' photographs folder contains 4,232 Files, 231 Folders, 10.8 GB of data. My 'Scans To Sort' folder currently contains 16,412 Files, 435 Folders, 53.3 GB of data. During June I aim to reduce the number of files in my 'To Sort' photographs folder to at least 4,000. Achieved. My photos 'To Sort' folder now contains 3,396 Files, 188 Folders, 8.0 GB of data.
  5.  Participate in blogging prompts when able (Family History Through the Alphabet52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy21st Century Organized Family Historian and Beyond the Internet). Achieved. During June I took part in the Family History Through the Alphabet challenge for the letters C, D, E, F, G and H.  
My goals for July 2012 are:

  1. Continue exploring my recent test results from FamilyTreeDNA and write another Genetic Genealogy blog post.
  2. Begin implementing the Digital Organisational Scheme I developed back in January as part of Michelle Goodrum's 21st Century Organized Family Historian challenges. During July I will aim to start implementing my scheme for naming formats and metadata/tags, beginning with my Genealogy>Hehir folder. 
  3. Continue working on my new Legacy file, working backwards methodically, recording all sources, attaching relevant source documents and attaching photographs. During July, I aim to do this for my Hehir family. 
  4. Move a few more photographs from my 'To Sort' folder into folders for the relevant year and month. At the time of posting my 'To Sort' photographs folder contains 3,396 Files, 188 Folders, 8.0 GB of data. During July I aim to reduce the number of files in my 'To Sort' photographs folder to at least 2,500. 
  5. Continue reading Photoshop Elements 10 All-in-One For Dummies. At the moment I am up to page 506, I will aim to read up to at least page 622 (finish) by the end of July. 
  6. Participate in blogging prompts when able (Family History Through the Alphabet, 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy, 21st Century Organized Family Historian and Beyond the Internet)

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2 comments:

  1. As always I'm impressed by your focus and achievements Aillin. Look forward to your genetic posts.

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    1. Thanks Pauleen. I am really enjoying the genetic genealogy...so many mysteries to solve, I guess most genealogy enthusiasts like a good research mystery :)

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