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At last the filing is complete

2 May

Several weeks ago I commented on the fact that I still hadn’t finished the filing and organising that I started back in March. There wasn’t a lot to do, but as most family historians will probably admit it is not the most exciting of tasks and I always seemed to find something else more important that needed doing.

With the profusion of Bank Holidays over here in England these last couple of weeks I have had a bit more free time and have made the effort to get it finished, albeit at the expense of any new research.

I am pleased to say that my filing folder is now empty. Hurrah!

Now I need to get out to an archive and take some more notes to fill it up again, but at the moment I am not sure when I will next get the opportunity. All the time the good weather continues I will try to make the most of it and spend my weekends walking and exploring the landscapes of my ancestors.

In the meantime I might start a review of my digital folders and make sure that they are still as they should be. I am sure they could probably benefit from some attention and it will be a lot easier to fit it in at odd moments of the day because I don’t necessarily have to be sitting at my desk.

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My genealogy to-do list for the week ahead (week 21)

23 May

I made good progress on sorting out my hard drive this week, the TROWER surname folder is as good as done, and I got sidetracked and sorted through the MITCHELL surname folder as well.

Virtually all my research from the West Sussex Record Office three weeks ago has been transcribed, I still have one will to transcribe (Thomas PIERCEY) and I need to scan both of the copies of the wills, just in case I need to refer to them again.

There was no new research this, and I haven’t done any of the things I needed to do to restart my GEERING research, but I am confident that I will be back on track with that this week.

As well as the PIERCEY wills that I have to scan, I have quite a lot of other scanning to do, lots of postcards that need doing (some of which you will see in the coming weeks) and a few other bits and pieces. I will be pleased if I can get that completed this week.

  • Finish sorting out the TROWER folder and files.
  • Transcribe the will of Thomas PIERCEY.
  • Contact the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain about the GEERINGs to see if they have any information.
  • Book a seat at the East Sussex Record Office and order the documents I need to view for my GEERING research.
  • Scan postcards and other documents.
  • Start working on sorting out the GEERING folder.

My genealogy to-do list for the week ahead (week 20)

16 May

It was another bad week for genealogy last week, I don’t think I can cross anything off last week’s to-do list. The problem was that I had under estimated the amount of time it would take to sort through my TROWER folder.

I have nearly finished sorting through the TROWER folder, but it has taken a lot longer than I thought. I suppose this is where I first started researching many years ago, so it is not really that surprising that there should be so much material in the folder.

Many of the files have since been rendered obsolete, so they have just been deleted, and a fair few of the files have been extracted and moved to other surname folders where they belong.

So this coming week I going to be pretty much cutting and pasting last weeks to-do list, with a couple of tweaks.

  • Sort out and capture all the information collected at the West Sussex Record Office (now over a week ago) and update my to-do list.
  • I still need to contact the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain about my GEERINGs to see if they might have some records for my research.
  • Book a seat at the East Sussex Record Office and order the documents I need to view for my GEERING research.
  • Finish sorting through the TROWER folder and then move on to the GEERING folder.

Weekly Genealogy Preview (for week 48)

22 Nov

Time is running out for my Christmas Tree Project, so much of my focus last week was on filling in gaps in my data, and this coming week will be much the same. I didn’t totally neglect my stuff to sort folder and I can at last see the end of it, probably not during the next couple of weeks, but certainly before the end of the year.

  • Carry on filling in the gaps in the data for my 4x great-grandparents and for any other of my ancestors that I can easily fill in.
  • More work out of the stuff to sort folder, most of my notes on George Thomas GASSON have been sorted, so now most of the large sections are complete.
  • I still need to prepare for a visit to the London Family History Centre, possibly next weekend, my last chance to find the missing individuals for my Christmas Tree Project.
  • Continue preparing my new PC, the GenTower. I need to go through my current PC and make a list of all the software I use, and which I need to uninstall and which I need to download.
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