January Organization Goal – Suggestions?

December around here is so busy I don’t have much time for hobbies.  Our family is busy making memories which I try to capture in pictures for future generations.  We have some great family traditions – like our annual cookie baking which we have done as a family for the last 18 years.  But already I am looking forward to January when life will slip back into a routine and I can spend time researching and hopefully writing family history.  January is my time to organize things, including my research.  I go through my files, pictures, and websites and try to organize them and see what records I am still missing.  I create a to do list from that.  This year I am determined to create a bookmark list of websites I use for my research so I don’t have to keep searching for “that site” I just used.

With that in mind, does anyone have any suggestions as to some sites I should check out?  Also, what kind of organizational system do you use for your research?  I currently use a file system along with Ancestry.com and Family Tree Maker for Mac.  And I am wondering, other than writing a family history book what are some other ways genealogists have presented their research and stories to family and the general public?

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About Rosanna Ward

Rosanna is a devoted wife of 20 years and mother of four children, two of which are homeschool graduates. She currently homeschools her 8-year-old son and her youngest son is a toddler. Rosanna is a homeschool graduate and a graduate of Oral Roberts University: She grew up in Tulsa and has been homeschooling here for the past eight years. Her mission at Tulsa Homeschool Happenings is to provide a “one-stop” local community hub online that will help homeschooling families in our area fulfill their individual missions while connecting with the greater homeschooling community.
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