I did succeed in finding time to watch one of the webinars at Legacy Family Tree. Current webinars are free and also free for a few days after each webinar. Last Wednesday it was Lisa Louise Cooke. She is always very motivating. Legacy offers a new webinar each Wednesday and occasionally on a Friday. This week there is a webinar on Wednesday (Using technology to differentiate between two people with the same name) and Friday (Using the Snagit software for genealogy). My goal is to watch at least three webinars a week. (I have an annual membership so can watch them anytime). Legacy now has 293 top notch webinars in their archives).
My old laptop started giving me a lot of trouble, so with the great prices on computers before Christmas, I bought a new laptop. Because I was looking for a computer running Windows 7, it was really cheap (but with the specs I was looking for). In between visiting with my kids and working on the dissertation, I've been working with on putting pictures into digital folders on my new computer. Since I have a new laptop, instead of just copying all of my data over to my new computer, figured this was definitely the time to do Thomas MacEntee's "Genealogy Do-Over." This means I put the genealogy data aside and literally start over. I'm feeling like a newbie, trying to figure out how I did something or found something before. I think it will be good to start from scratch, as before, my research was not done on a consistent basis. Sometimes it would be several months before I could find time to work on my genealogy and I'm sure I missed things because of that. I'll be blogging about my progress.