Tuesday, January 27, 2009

January Genealogy


Many days, a few weeks ago I blogged about my resolutions and responsibilities for 2009.  I am well on my way to fulfilling those ... already.  It seems that my local genealogy society's books at the public library needed to once again be shifted.  Big shift!  We did this a year ago with minor shifting in the following months.  Two other departments shifted last week, so we shifted.  

It has not been a normal shift.  One shelving section was moved and repositioned to make a user friendly area for researchers.  Because we knew this big shift was approaching, we had not shelved at least 150 books in the last couple months.  These were newly cataloged and not wanting to shift twice, they were left for this major shift.  One heavily used area (Nebraska books) had gone shabby and out of order.  Both of those functions have been accomplished and today we will finish the shift project.  

I would call this my responsibility for 2009, or one of them in the genealogy world.  I have had four willing workers, one being my daughter who writes the blog, Growing Up Genealogy.  

A resolve I mentioned earlier this month was to clean up my computerized genealogy files.  I am a Mac and Reunion user.  I have picked up some great tips for doing this at Ben Sayer's blog, MacGenealogist.com.  If you are a Mac user and a genealogist, be sure to read his blog.  My genealogy files on the computer are enormous, but I have cleaned up three thus far and well on my way to four.  I have many more to go.  

Not too bad for less than one, well almost a month.  Wonder what I'll do in February? 

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