Monday, September 3, 2012

Motivation Monday - Goals for September 2012

It's Motivation Monday again. This month, September, is the first month of Spring in Australia. The warmer weather and flowers are a great motivation to start afresh.


My goals for August 2012 were:
  1.  Continue implementing the Digital Organisational Scheme I developed back in January. During August I will aim to continue working on the file names and metadata within my 'Genealogy>Hehir' and 'Genealogy>Ellis' folders. I will particularly concentrate on organising the files within each 'Correspondence' folder. I did not get to achieve this during August so I'll move this task forward to September. 
  2.  Continue working on my new Legacy file, working backwards methodically, recording all sources, attaching relevant source documents and attaching photographs. During August, I aim to do this for more of my Hehir and Ellis family members. At the the time of posting my Legacy file contains 101 individuals. During August I will aim to increase that number to at least 150.  I did not get to achieve this during August so I'll move this task forward to September. My Legacy file currently contains 118 individuals. I am considering possibly using different family history software as my main software. I have several family history software programs installed on my laptop including Legacy 7.5,  Family Tree Maker 2012, Roots Magic 4 and Family Historian 5. One of my Goals for 2012 was to:  Reacquaint myself with the features of the various genealogy software products I have on my computer (Legacy 7.5RootsMagic 4Family Tree Maker 2012Family Historian and Personal Historian 2). I will make this one of my goals for September. 
  3.  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 1,373 Files, 41 Folders, 3.37 GB of data. During August I aim to reduce the number of files in my 'To Sort' photographs folder to 0. Achieved. 
  4.  Continue exploring my recent genetic genealogy test results. Contact a few more of my Dad's matches at FTDNA. Achieved. 
  5.  At the moment I am reading two genealogy related ebooks. During August I will aim to finish at least one of these ebooks. Achieved.
  6.  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 August I participated in the Family History Through the Alphabet blogging challenge with posts for L, M, N, O and P
My goals for September 2012 are:
  1. Reacquaint myself with the features of the various genealogy software products I have on my computer (Legacy 7.5, RootsMagic 4, Family Tree Maker 2012, Family Historian and Personal Historian 2
  2. Continue implementing the Digital Organisational Scheme I developed back in January. During September I will aim to continue working on the file names and metadata within my 'Genealogy>Hehir' and 'Genealogy>Ellis' folders. I will particularly concentrate on organising the files within each 'Correspondence' folder. 
  3. Continue working on my new family history file, working backwards methodically, recording all sources, attaching relevant source documents and attaching photographs. During September, I aim to do this for more of my Hehir and Ellis family members. At the the time of posting my Legacy file contains 118 individuals. During September I will aim to increase that number to at least 150. 
  4. Organise, crop, rename and tag photographs from my 'Scans To Sort' folder. At the time of posting my 'Scans To Sort' folder contains 18,115 Files, 485 Folders, 58.3 GB of data. During September I aim to reduce the number of files in my 'Scans To Sort' photographs folder to at least 17,900. 
  5. At the moment I am reading one genealogy related ebook. During September I will aim to finish this ebook. 
  6. Participate in blogging prompts when able (Trove Tuesday, Family History Through the Alphabet, 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy, 21st Century Organized Family Historian and Beyond the Internet
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1 comment:

  1. I would be interested to know why you are thinking of switching from Legacy as your main genealogy program? Please share - thanks

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