You might have numerous client reports available from which to pick. I didn’t. My friend and I are trading services….she is making me a quilt and I am researching one of her family lines. I really like the product I have been working on for her but, I do believe I “bit off more than I can chew!”
This has been a labor of love but it has been intense. I have been fascinated by her ancestor who fought in some of the bloodiest of Civil War battles, was hospitalized for “malarial fever” and was in Confederate prison for seven months. I have learned so much about the Civil War! While I love the project, I think I should have defined the project a lot smaller. I have two documents: one a lineage report and the other a graphic narrative. I loved putting both together. But I admit I got so “into it” that I am sure I am doing more than what was anticipated.
Nevertheless, I have a few more hours of coordination of the footnotes between the two documents and the attachments and I will feel that I am very very close to being done. One thing I cannot forget to do is to review the rubrics and make sure I am address each of them (or at least if I think I am.) Whoo wee!
I am getting eager to work on my other projects such as the kinship determination report.
So, if there is a lesson here, it is to “think small.” I am sure this is a classic “beginner” pitfall.
What I have done since the last posting: incorporated the pension record material I got from Veteran’s Affairs into the report, standardized all the footnotes in the Narrative, reviewed the lineage report and noted the footnotes that needed adjustment, accepted a position on the SGS Board as publications chair after September 2012, worked on the program for the Ostfriesen Genealogical Society of America’s conference in Rockford iL in August, did the registration spreadsheet (we already have 7 people signed up…we usually get ~130.), went to NARA Seattle and checked whether my gggrandfather was on a passenger manifest coming into New Orleans (he wasn’t) and worked on my assignment for class which isn’t due until the end of the term on 15 March.