As soon as I saw Thomas MacEntee's first blog post about Genealogy Do-Over I knew that this was something I would have to do. I know full well that I have researched the same record three times, that my sources are poorly and sporadically cited, I know that my tree on Ancestry is full of assumptions. But I was overwhelmed with the idea.
When I first started researching my ancestry, it was just for fun and for myself. I just wanted to answer a few questions and that was all. That is one reason that it took me so long to become a paid member of Ancestry.com. Over time my goals have evolved, now I want it all. I want to take every line as far back as possible, I want to find every possible document, and share it with every interested cousin.
That means a whole new approach to my research, even thinking about it differently.
After watching and listening to about a half dozen of DearMYRTLE's hangouts on air over the past few months, ordering some books and joining some Facebook groups and Google + communities, I was finally ready to take a look at Thomas MacEntee's Genealogy Do-Over and see if I could follow along at this late date. I was pleasantly surprised to find that although his 13 week project was ending, another would be starting today and I AM IN.
So, I will be documenting my do-over/go-over here and hope that you will find my experiences helpful!