I hate to admit this, but my computer desk top was covered with files and images along with a To Do e just choc full of images and files that I put there as I jumped from Internet site to site downloading every interesting thing I found. I had great intentions of recording, zing, and writing up each and every item. But, it was more fun to "discover" than to do e work necessary to make those finds meaningful. The few times I did sit down with good intentions to tackle the "to do" mess, I was quickly overwhelmed. There was no , so every time I opened my To Do folder dozens and dozens of files from every e and every location in my database jumped out at me -- and they were all mixed up in one fat file.
My #1 goal this year is to:
Of course this sounds great, but it is a HUGE undertaking. I already have a p good filing em for my Surnames and Locations, but then ere is that "To Do" file and my er d top. * h*
I decided that e is no way to just go through and deal with each and every file and image one by one until the file is empty. So, I made a To Do file fol for each y Surname. Then I just dragged and d each "wayward" file into the appropriate To Do list. My plan is that when I next w on that particular surname I will go through their To Do e and deal with those files at that time.
The result is that I now have a nice n desktop, and I am not overwhelmed by o documents and images. We'll see how it works out.
My #2 goal is to: .
I am making a small dent in this goal. I've started by just scanning the documents associated with the particular person/family I am working on at the moment. This method helps me to y focused on the particular person/family, and it forces me to review those , as I scan and enter them into my genealogy software.
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