Geneabloggers, genealogist Thomas MacEntee announced that, from 2 January 2015, he was proposing a 13 week pause in his genealogy endeavours to review techniques and processes and start his research from scratch. Additional information about this proposal has caused a great deal on discussion, some of which can be viewed in the links below. He called the program Genealogy-Do-Over.
Website - Genealogy-Do-Over
Facebook - Genealogy-Do-Over - (Need to apply to join this group)
Bag the web - Genealogy-Do-Over- (This is an excellent site to read the blog posts and comments re this project)
Genealogy-Do-Over - Week 1 - (Participants can receive email reports each week)
Since the announcement a number of bloggers have provided, often useful information, on research techniques, programs they use, methods for organising paper and digital files and ways they could improve their research. Below are just a few of the initial posts.
Key genealogy categories for tackling your goals - AnceStories
Embracing my mistakes - Why I am participating in the Genealogy-Do-Over in 2015 - Accidental Genealogist
Research logs - The Anglers Rest
Using One Note for genealogy - For your family story
Tessa Keogh - You Tube for genealogy
Genealogy-Do-Over Week 1- Piney Woods & Prairie Winds
A Genealogy-Do-Over - my thoughts - Keogh Corner
5th blogiversary - reflections and goals - Family history across the seas
My Genealogy-Do-Over - Tracing my roots: who do I think I am?
Genealogy record keeping - Loveless & Lovelace family
It should be interesting to read the information provided and the ensuing discussion.
If nothing else, it should encourage many doing their family history to stop and think about how they are carrying out their research; if necessary, review their family trees (in some cases start again) and learn how to carefully read original documents.