These are the things I've been working on recently:
- Research: My local genealogical society finished up their Beginners Course with two field trips. The first one was to the Georgia State Archives. I am an officer and took the tour the last two years in a row so I opted to spend this time doing research on my McVicker/Brown Georgia ancestors.
- Education: The week following, our field trip was to the National Archives Southeast Region. The Georgia Genealogical Society hosted an all-day lecture there which I attended instead of their tour.
- Education: I watched parts 1 & 2 of Research Logs:The Most Important Tool for Organizing Your Genealogy.
- Organizing: Inspired by #3 above, I created a new research log template.
- Organizing: As part of an ongoing project to manage all of my photos, I have restructured the file folders within My Pictures on my computer. I'll share my method in another post.
- Organizing: I have finally compiled all of my genealogy books, binders and other reference materials into one spot designated exclusively for them.
- I brought three of my mother's oil paintings to show to an antique dealer for some advice.
- I polished my grandmother's silver tray and also showed it to the antique dealer who advised me not to have it re-plated.
- I polished one of the two silver tea pitchers.
- I cleaned and hung three of my mother's antique clocks and one barometer and my cuckoo clock from when I lived in Germany. (I can't afford to have her clocks serviced and working yet though). Excuse the treadmill in the photo, but I wasn't about to move it!
- I polished one of my Grandfather's Trophy's. My husband is going to apply a finish to the mahogany and we will reattach it with brass tacks. (It was a yacht race and he was a crew member - still searching for more information about this race).
That's quite a bit of progress. I guess I didn't realize it until writing this post! How are you progressing with your genealogy/archiving goals? I hope this post was at least motivating for you! Keep going a little piece at a time.
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