Ok, so I have been doing the Getting Organised Checklist with DearMYRTLE. I have found this month quite interesting as I have started learning more about the Genealogy Proof Standard. Here is a breakdown of my month:
1) Week 1 (31st Jan – 6th Feb 2016)
I completed all the challenges during this week. However it took me a bit of time to input all my father’s siblings as he is one of seven. During this I wanted to make sure my sources were in together with adequate transcriptions.
2) Week 2 (7th Feb – 13th Feb)
I had slightly took a little bit longer to complete this week’s checklist as I wanted to make sure that I read chapter 1 of Evidence Explained before watching “What Does She Say” 1 & 2. I have done this now. I made a long list of documents that I need to scan when I go back to Wales next week.
3) Week 3 (14th Feb – 20th Feb 2016)
I am still working through this one. When I was creating sources for my facts I made sure my citations were adequate at the same time. (Mainly because it was drilled into me to make sure I know where I got everything to make sure other can replicate the steps I’ve taken). I have yet to read ‘ESM’s Quick Lesson 22: What Citation Template Do I use?’. Therefore I am hoping to do this tonight. And I do want to finish watching the “What Does SHE Say?” But I have yet to read Chapter 2 of The Evidence Explained.
4) Week 4 (21st – 27th Feb)
I have attached the documents to prove a fact however I have yet to write a conclusion under notes for each event or fact about the multiple sources.
The extra credit is to watch The Written Conclusion and DearMYTRLE also suggested I watch this study Group aswell on her blog. I will get to this after finishing the
So to conclude I have learnt a lot over the month regarding the GPS (Genealogy Proof Standards) and are putting it more into practice. However I am looking forward to taking this further and learning more.
I have yet to complete some of the points and will carry on to make sure they are completed as I do not want to miss out a point. I will keep you updated over the following weeks on how I am doing with the points missed.
Anyway, back to reading Chapter 2 Evidence Explained.