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Motivation Monday – January Goal Review/ February Goals

January flew by and now it is time to look over what was accomplished and what was not.  Here are my January goals: Smaller Goals: Join 2 genealogical societies.(I joined GRIVA and the Virginia Genealogical Society) Attend 1 Rootsweb webinar (Took the first one in the series and learned some basics) Post 3 blog posts per week. (Did this.  Hope everyone enjoyed!)   Larger Goals: spend 2 hours per week digitizing and organizing my records and notes  (Did some, but not every week) order the first deed book for my “Opus” from LDS  (Can’t seem to get over there, but I promise I will this week) spend 2 hours per week on inputting  Briley deeds from Pitt County (I have most of them photocopied) into Deed Mapper  (This may have to wait until after April) Look for more “modern” records … Read entire article »

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Abundant Genealogy – wk 5

Prompt:  Sometimes the challenges in life provide the best learning experiences.  Can you find an example of this in your own family tree?  Which brick wall ancestor are you most thankful for, and how did that person shape your family history experience? While I would not say that I am “thankful” for this brickwall, I do have a very challenging direct ancestor.  James Briley born circa 1800 and died before 1845.  His land was auctioned off by the sheriff.  He has been the hardest ancestor to trace and I have been piecing together his life little by very little for at least 20 years.  My first introduction to James was as a name on the marriage record of his son, Marcellus.  So I started to look for him, and look some … Read entire article »

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Motivation Monday-January Genealogy Goals

Here are my goals for this January.  I will be checking in at the end of January to review and plan for February.   Smaller Goals: Join 2 genealogical societies. Attend 1 Rootsweb webinar. Post 3 blog posts per week.   Larger Goals: spend 2 hours per week digitizing and organizing my records and notes order the first deed book for my “Opus” from LDS spend 2 hours per week on inputting  Briley deeds from Pitt County (I have most of them photocopied) into Deed Mapper Look for more “modern” records for my grandparents on Ancestry (not a priority this month)   I will be using some of these goals as posts in the next few weeks…so keep posted!! … Read entire article »

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2012 Genealogy Goals

The new year begins, and like many others, I find myself looking over the last year and deciding what I would like to accomplish this year.  This year I am will finally be able to devote some time to my genealogy.  I have been burnt out on volunteering (school and otherwise) in the past year and decided to take some time for myself.  Research and the puzzle of genealogy is very relaxing to me. Excess volunteering took away the time I had for pursuing my research.  I am taking a hard look at what I volunteer for and am cutting back to that which makes me happy, not haggard.   I have 3 major on-going goals for this year:          Digitizing and Organizing Records - Oh, how I long to be almost paper free. … Read entire article »

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