Research
* Look for census records for Telemachus B. Coffin, to add to what I know about where he was at different times.
* Start trying to find the Kiernan family that Telemachus’s wife came from.
* Continue to look for live relatives in the Scheier line.
* Figure out what events in direct line are next to find sources for. Order more original records from LDS for direct lines.

Organization
* I always forget to put this one on, but it is the most important! Back up the blog. I always put this on my calendar, and try very hard to back up on the first of the month.
* Go through the three inboxes on my desk and see what is lurking there to be put away, entered into the database, etc. [No progress on this one in November, so it stays on for December.]

Education
* Watch one online video or webinar about genealogy. [November was a challenging month to get any genealogy-related activity accomplished. We were away on vacation for 2 weeks and got home just in time to start obsessing about Thanksgiving and hosting. However, I discovered that there were 2 Legacy Family Tree webinars that had been presented and were only available free for the rest of the weekend after we got back. Both were a topic I wanted to hear. So I listened to both Mary E. Hills on organizing your research, and arian Pierre-Louis on breaking down brick walls, all on one Sunday afternoon after creating my holiday menu. Whew!]
* Start to learn about using genetics in genealogy. [I had an email from 2 different relatives at Thanksgiving about doing a test; that's enough momentum to convince me that I need to know more about how to use a DNA test. Stay tuned.]

Research
* Continue to look for live relatives in the Scheier line. [No success in October. However, I did have a cause for a genealogy happy dance: I got registrations/certificates of marriage for two Scheier men, confirming that they were both sons of Zissel and in one case providing her maiden name and his birthplace with more than "Russia". Her maiden name is not easy to decipher but I think I have it. ]
* Figure out what events in direct line are next to find sources for. Order more original records from LDS for direct lines. [See above for my increased motivation to do this.]

Organization
* I always forget to put this one on, but it is the most important! Back up the blog. I always put this on my calendar, and try very hard to back up on the first of the month. I’d put on backing up my genealogy database too, but I have that set up to back up in the cloud in two places. All the pictures have been another issue, until I broke down and bought a new computer with a *much* bigger hard drive. Now, a huge number of hours later the pictures are also backed up in the cloud – although only one place. Hm. Still needs tweaking.
* Label and add metadata to all the images I have scanned this Fall.
* Go through the three inboxes on my desk and see what is lurking there to be put away, entered into the database, etc.

Education
* Watch one online video or webinar about genealogy. November will be a challenging month to get this one accomplished since I am away for the first part of the month, and hosting a big family Thanksgiving at the end. I think I will probably watch/listen to one of the RootsMagic webinars that is available anytime, to give myself the most flexibility. [I listened to the Gena Philbert-Ortega webinar about finding your female relatives, sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society at the beginning of October. It was wonderful, and I learned a lot.]

Research
* Continue to look for live relatives in the Scheier line. No success in September.
* Figure out the Sweet line; look at the tree Turie Sweet Severs did. [I ordered more copies from the Lillian Sweet Allen Papers at Syracuse University Library in Sept. - Bly family.]

Organization
* figure out what to do with the over-size pictures and diploma from the Salt box.
* label and add metadata to all these images.
* sort pile on desktop

Education
* watch one online video or webinar about genealogy. [I watched Marion Pierre-Louis on Researching your Connecticut Ancestors live on Legacy Family Tree webinars and Thomas MacEntee's webinar on Facebook for genealogists at the same place. These webinars are free when they happen and then are available for watching free for a week or so after the original date. I enjoy them. Disclaimer: I am not paid to say anything about them, nor affiliated with them in any way. I simply like and use this resource.]

Research
* Look for live relatives in the Scheier line.
* Figure out Sweet line; what do I have from the Lillian Towner Allen collection?

Organization
* box of Salt pictures and album pretty much scanned [I had my own scanfest while the hurricane hit further west of us]; put in protective sleeves; order box for the two albums?
* label and add metadata to all recent photos from New York trip and Washington DC trip.
* sort pile on desktop

Education
* watch one online video or webinar about genealogy. [The conference was great, and I learned a lot. I’ll stick with an online offering for this month.]

Research

* switch gears to Dan’s family lines to get ready for the IAJGS conference in Washington, DC.

* figure out what I need to get from the DAR Library and from the mother-ship NARA.

* decide whether there is anything I need from the Library of Congress or any of the other repositories in Washington. We haven’t left much non-conference time for side-trips like these so I need to be very organized and prepared. Ha!

Organization

* scan box of Salt pictures and album; put in protective sleeves; order box for the two albums?

* label and add metadata to all recent photos from New York trip. [I have managed to copy and scan the collection of items I brought home with me that need to be returned. I had my own private scanfest!]

Education

* attend the International Jewish Genealogy Societies Conference!!

* watch one online video or webinar about genealogy. [I am registered for a Legacy Family Tree webinar on organizing, which I hope will be helpful. I anticipate that the conference will be enough education for a number of months!]

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