Thursday, January 22, 2015

Genealogy Do Over Week Three

This is the week where we take the information from "the Interview" and start the research. I am very excited to do it right from the beginning this time and get all the citations in my log. My next step is starting over with my My Heritage family tree. There are lots of names in there that are not proven and I just want to start it from scratch and this is my big chance.

How hard is it to delete people in your tree? SUPER HARD! I look at one and think "oh I should keep him I know everything is true" UGH! It is really hard to be disciplined about starting over. I have everyone on a tree in Ancestry so what is my problem in deleting them in My Heritage? I am sure you all understand and sympathize with me, thank you.

I will end this post and head right over to Deleteville and begin ancestor removal. Wish me luck!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Do Over or Go Over, make the commitment!

When I first saw this on Dear Myrtle's Google+ post I was all in! I quickly went to Thomas MacEntee's page to read all about it. The Genealogy Do Over

Then I had to sit back and think about it. How much work was this going to be for me (who in all honesty can let things slide). So I read a little further and it really made sense to me. I have quite a few ancestors in my tree that may or may not be related. This exercise might get all this back on track, organized and proved.

Then I saw the option of the Go Over, yes! Easy way out. I had to ask myself if this was going to be my answer once again. Take the less challenging road. No, this is going to the be the year for really getting out of the "easy road" rut and do things fully, all the way, no ifs ands or buts! I am all in for the Genealogy Do Over. And darn if it didn't start yesterday.