Monday, February 9, 2015

The Sinking Ship - Genealogy Do Over: Week 6

The SS Genealogy Do Over is going down!

So here it is Week 6. The ship is seriously taking on water, or is it the Kraken? I can't be sure at this point. After weeks adrift I believe I am beginning to hallucinate. For a stretch of time there last week I believed I was pointed in the right direction and that my compass was working. Today however I fear I may never reach shore.

The spreadsheet Kraken takes the ship.
Alright. It's not really that bad. Really. I have made some progress. And I have digressed. I have decided to quite genealogy altogether in a momentary lapse of reason, only to have my hopes renewed by something someone said in the Do Over Group. It is very much akin to sailing a choppy sea.

This week I feel is sort of a breather. I have been reviewing my sources and evaluating my evidence already on the new trees I am building, so I feel I am on track there. I dropped the ball on citing sources last week, I was so busy playing with my tool kit. I have a long way to go, and oh so much to do!

This week I hope to make a little headway on creating (and actually using) my Research Log and Master Project Spreadsheet. I am still balking at the spreadsheet. It's a brand new animal for me (a Kraken?) and I'm having a hard time beginning.

A very hard time.

A painfully hard time.

I'm a pencil and paper kind of gal. I think I might use these PDF forms instead. I can do that. I will do that.

You can hold me accountable.

And toss me a life jacket.

I will not go down with the ship!

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