With 2016 just around the corner, I am thinking about New Year’s Resolutions for my genealogy life (plus other areas). The start of a new year seems to be the perfect time to focus on organizing those mounds of loose papers and files. I have “started organizing” them several times. It sometimes feels like I have reorganized so many times that I am unsure what I have, much less where I put it.
Organizing my genealogy is a MUST-DO and is number one for my genealogy New Year’s Resolutions!
Lucky for me — and others like me — Thomas MacEntee over at Geneabloggers is offering great assistance and a plan with a monthly focus over the 2016 year.
During 2015, MacEntee had released several “weekly” topics/lessons to help family researchers hit the “RESET” button and clean-up accumulated pieces. I really wanted to do this – but failed miserably – probably due to the pace of the topics (weekly) and the juggling of the rest of my life (full-time job and family). I am hoping that a year’s plan with a monthly topic is the answer. It should provide the added emphasis that I need, at a reasonable pace.
MacEntee’s long awaited Genealogy Do-Over Workbook will be available through Amazon.com on Monday, December 28th. A Kindle version should be available for about $5.99, making it a “must have”. This will be a wonderful resource to help me get a jumpstart on the plan.
Then starting Friday, January 1, 2016, at the Genealogy Do-Over Blog , MacEntee will be posting a lesson/topic each month for the entire year of 2016.
For more information and a listing of the yearly topics click over to check out the post from MacEntee:
The Genealogy Do-Over switches to a monthly format for topics in 2016 – here is the lineup.