In late December, I committed to the Genealogy Do Over. I had already begun a partial do-over by selecting a family line and reviewing every person an piece of paper for any missed or overlooked information, at the same time creating source citations that were missing. It is one of my failings, not creating source citations as I enter details. Fortunately I have kept the order cards from the microfilms I have used for my research.
In January I entered the Do Over in earnest. Enter BSO #1!
After I returned from Salt Lake City, I went back to the Do Over and finished reviewing the original line I began working on in July 2014 and continued on to another line, following up on my Swedish research. At RootsTech I attended a class on using the Arkiv Digital to find Swedish records. To use this program you must first know the place where your ancestor lived. This resource is free to use at the Family History Centers. Having learned in class that the immigration records are part of the police records, I have been able to find the record of my husbands great-grandmother Caroline Nelsson leaving Sweden in 1871 to go to Boston, Massachusetts.
In late March, I became aware of a free class offered online by Trinity University in Dublin, Ireland. It is a six week class titled: Irish Lives in War and Revolution: Exploring Ireland's History 1912-1923. Enter BSO #2!
As I continue the Do Over, I know I will be distracted at time by other BSOs like webinars, conferences, traveling, and life in general but I have resolved to keep returning back to the goals of the experience. I will never finish in the 13 week cycle of even in a year, but I will accomplish quite a bit this year.
Oh, there is BSO #3 Jamboree in June!