Today marks the new year, as well as my fifteenth year researching our family’s genealogy.
To mark this new year, I have decided to create a LIST of New Years resolutions I’d like to complete. And believe me, after all this time, there’s a lot that needs doing.
- Make a ‘New Year’ backup on an external hard drive large enough to contain all my genealogy data and files, including software I use (free and paid), genealogy software data files, images, documents, etc. to safeguard against eventual damage and corruption to DVD’s or CD’s.
- Optimize all images over 1 MB to increase my website’s page speed, and hopefully revenue – and decrease bandwidth used for downloads by site users.
- FINALLY add media and sources collected and saved, but not yet connected to relevant individuals, events and places in my genealogy database, and believe me, there are tons!
- Transcribe source images and input the text into the source citation and post on the website.
- Create ‘bios’ from website posts and attach to relevant individuals in my genealogy database.
- Do more genealogy research into mystery people and those with few, poor quality sources.
As I looked over this list, I realized it’s a lot like housework. You can work your butt off to complete tasks and return later only to find much of it needs redoing. Once I get through the genealogy list and start working on number ’6′, I’m just creating more work and will have to start from the beginning again next New Year.