I took an entire month off. I wasn’t planning on taking that much time but it just sort of worked out that way. So what have I been doing? Well, I work for Legacy full time so that does keep me pretty busy. I am also in the middle of mentoring GenProof Study Group 40 which is going very well. I finished Warren Bittner’s Reading German I course and I am in the middle of Reading German II though the Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research and I am also taking German: Emigration Records though the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. I am trying to fill in some holes in my German education.
I am still trying to finish going though my documents and getting everything scanned. New documents keep coming in and sometimes I feel like I will never get it all done. I have two more plastic containers to get through. I took everything out of my binders and put them in plastic boxes. After I scan a document, double check what I have entered in my genealogy file, and link the document in Legacy, I put the document back in the correct binder. I am at about 80% complete which is pretty good. So far I have been at it for close to a year and a half. I have been collecting documents for over 20 years so I have a lot.
I am looking forward to finally having a real office. My daughter Kelly got married a few weeks ago and she will be moving out on May 9th to join her husband in Alabama. I will be taking over her bedroom. People post pictures of their offices in the Organized Genealogist Facebook group and I have been getting from inspiration from them. In 20+ years I have never had an office. That’s what happens when you have five children.
I took on a client case. I haven’t done any client research in a while because I just stay so busy with everything else but this one was very intriguing and I couldn’t help myself. This is a pretty straightforward case so I am hoping to wrap it up in a timely manner. I am trying to prove or disprove some family lore which is one of my favorite things to do.
Other than that, not much.
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