I still haven't quite remembered how much I can get done during the school year. Since my schedule changes weekly, I never know how much time I will have. Even when I think I have a day off, it can become an afternoon of work pretty quickly. So this was something that I struggled with while compiling my to-do list for October. What can I realistically get done?
The other thing I struggled with was prioritizing between what I want to do and what I need to do. I've been working hard on fixing my source citations and reanalyzing my sources to find more clues about my family history. I was able to finish my EISWERTH line yesterday. I want to start my ECK line, but I really need to address the bookmarks that I have amassed and also the items in my to-file folder on my computer.
So here is my list for October:
- Deal with the bookmarks. Get through all the MATTHEWS family bookmarks and try to tackle the rest.
- Start to go through the "to-file" folder. Deal with any items for the already reanalyzed SUCKLING and EISWERTH lines.
- Complete new University of Toronto - National Institute for Genealogical Studies course: US: Probate Records.
- Order death certificates from England for John ELVEY and his wife Ann.
- Work in Vevay Newspaper Index. Complete a year a week (4 years: 1878-1881).
- Attend Military Symposium at Allen County Public Library on October 9&10.
- Attend International Black Genealogy Pre-Conference at ACPL on October 29.
- Attend Scrapbooking (for genealogy) at ACPL on October 17.
I also created some longer term to-do lists.
By the end of November I need to:
- Finish compiling coffee table book for my grandfather's WWII photos so that family can order them for Christmas.
- Finish sourcing ECK line.
- Get through all bookmarks.
- Get through to-file folder.