Get Organized! 2016


Join me! Dear Myrtle has a challenge out there to help us get organized. We all need it. I am ready and committed. I want to seek out better ways of storing and organizing my files. I set folders up by surnames, Whew! That is done. Check out Myrtle’s blog: Next I have switched to RootsMagic, dumped FTM and ready to rock. I am not uploading anything, I am inputting line by line and will schedule some scanning to cover the paper files. This will also give me time to view each line and catch errors and conflicts. I already  found one with my Goens line. Joseph Goings father is not Elihu Goings in Loudoun, what I saw was there are basically the same age, both born about 1788 so we know that is not good and I have to resolve that conflict. LOL.

Come on…you can do it. Meet us every Monday at 12noon EST there is something for everyone!!!


About familytreegirl

Shelley Murphy, aka “familytreegirl”, a native of Michigan residing in Central Virginia, Shelley has been an avid genealogist for over 25+ years researching the Davis, Marsh, Goens/Goins/Goings, Roper, Boyer, Worden, Cureton, and Murphy family lines. She is a Coordinator and faculty for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI), presents Genealogy 101 workshops at the local community college, state and national genealogy conferences. She holds a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership and works as an adjunct professor for Averett University. Murphy is known for her inspiring and interactive “Getting Started” Methods and Strategies for genealogy research, “Time and File management” along with interesting problem-solving methodology lectures. Shelley currently has 20+ publications with Charlottesville Genealogy Examiner and the Central Virginia Heritage, a publication of the Central Virginia Genealogical Association. She is an instructor for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI). Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Adjunct Professor, Professional Genealogist. Volunteers for American Red Cross as a Disaster Services Instructor, facilitates financial education workshops for the last 8 years, and former licensed Real Estate Broker
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