Monday, December 14, 2015

Thomas MacEntee's Genealogy Do-Over 2016!) - Reblog

I know I need to do a better job of keeping this blog up, and that is going to be one of my goals for 2016. When I created it, the purpose was to share information that would be of interest to genealogists, but which was not directly connected to my personal research. It didn't seem that there was a lot of interest in what I was posting, so I sort of "fell off the wagon" with this effort. However, I have never forgotten Genea-Related! Many times I have things that I want to post (but don't), or I read fabulous and informative posts by others, which I want to re-blog (but don't). Well, today is the last day for my lack of action!  Thanks to my gen-friend (and genealogist extraordinaire), Thomas MacEntee, I have something that I just can't resist reblogging!

If you've been at this genealogy thing for a long time, or perhaps even if you've just recently started, it's likely that you've made some organizational errors. If so, you'll want to check out Thomas' 2016 Genealogy Do-Over! Please read below to learn more about this amazing opportunity. I'm going to give it a try; won't you join me?

The following is re-blogged from Thomas MacEntee at http://www.geneabloggers.com/.

The Genealogy Do-Over: 2016 Topics

The Genealogy Do-Over switches to a monthly format for topics in 2016 - here is the lineup. Are you ready to jump start your genealogy?

The Genealogy Do-Over 2016 Topics

The Genealogy Do-Over started in January 2015 as a weekly program lasting 13-weeks. There have been four cycles of the Do-Over and the feedback from participants has been important to the Genealogy Do-Over program.
Based on input at The Genealogy Do-Over Facebook group, we will be switching to a monthly format for topics. I’ve taken the 13-week program and have rearranged some of the groups for better workflow and to shorten the program to 12 parts.
The Genealogy Do-Over will start on Friday, 1 January 2016 with Month 1, and the topics will be Setting Previous Research Aside and Preparing to Research. Here is the complete list of monthly topics:

Genealogy Do-Over – Month 1

  • Setting Previous Research Aside
  • Preparing to Research

Genealogy Do-Over – Month 2

  • Establishing Base Practices and Guidelines
  • Setting Research Goals

Genealogy Do-Over – Month 3

  • Conducting Self Interview
  • Conducting Family Interviews

Genealogy Do-Over – Month 4

  • Tracking Research
  • Conducting Research

Genealogy Do-Over – Month 5

  • Citing Sources
  • Building a Research Toolbox

Genealogy Do-Over – Month 6

  • Evaluating Evidence
  • Reviewing Online Education Options

Genealogy Do-Over – Month 7

  • Reviewing Genealogy Database Software
  • Digitizing Photos and Documents

Genealogy Do-Over – Month 8

  • Conducting Collateral Research
  • Reviewing Offline Education Options

Genealogy Do-Over – Month 9

  • Conducting Cluster Research
  • Organizing Research Materials – Documents and Photos

Genealogy Do-Over – Month 10

  • Reviewing DNA Testing Options
  • Organizing Research Materials – Digital

Genealogy Do-Over – Month 11

  • Reviewing Social Media Options
  • Building a Research Network
  • Reviewing Research Travel Options

Genealogy Do-Over – Month 12

  • Sharing research
  • Securing research data

The Genealogy Do-Over Workbook

Here is a listing of chapters for The Genealogy Do-Over Workbook slated for publication on Monday 28 December 2015. The book will be available in print and e-book format.
  • Introduction
  • The Golden Rules of Genealogy
  • The Genealogy Do-Over 2016 Monthly Topics
  • A Genealogy Go-Over Instead of a Do-Over
  • The Genealogy Do-Over for Genealogy Societies
  • Resources
  • Tools and Templates
  • Appendix
Pre-sale orders of The Genealogy Do-Over Workbook will be available on Amazon starting Monday, 14 December 2015.
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About Thomas MacEntee

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.