Today is a very special day, and I didn’t even know it. Today is the two year blogiversary for Misadventures of a Genealogist! That’s pretty special for me. I can’t help but think of all the cousins and relations I’ve met through this website. The biggest thing this blog has given me though is the foundation to learning more about my passion of genealogy. Since I’ve started this blog, I’ve learned so much from my fellow GeneaBloggers.
One of the biggest projects I’ve undertaken on the blog, is my family file cleanup. I’ve been working on it since shortly after the blog started. I’m actually coming up on the end of the project. I’ve almost sourced everything in my file I can source. The only thing I skipped was I did take a little break from the Mays side with the knowledge that I would come back to them first after I finished the rest of the project. The new file has 1,031 sourced individuals.
Some of you might be asking what the big project will be after I’ve finished getting everything entered into the new file.
Let’s just say that while everything has a source, it might not be quite… proper. So I’ll go through things one more time and I’ll fix them up a bit. Not that I think they need much fixing up. I do have all the pertinant information in the source, just not in any type of uniform style. So that’s the next.
Though, I don’t think I’ll ever change how I source some of the facts I know through Personal Knowledge. Those are a little near and dear to my heart.
“I called Molly. She told me.”
“I lived it.”
“I was there.”
“My Mom said so, and I always listen to my Mom.”
Okay, so the last one isn’t an actual citation, but it is true! If there was something that fit with that citation, I’d definitely be using it.
How else do you document things that are just kind of “Duh” to you? Besides, if I did all the work now, what would my non-existent children and grandchildren do in the future?