I have previously blogged about I am decrapifying my life, this also applies to my family history files and tree.
In a recent GeniAus Hangout on Air someone suggested writing down the steps one is taking while Revisiting Recording and Revising one's research.
I have previously mentioned that I think this is an ongoing evaluative process that never stops but I realise that, although I am continually Revisiting Recording and Revising some of the people in my database may have been missed.
These are the actions I am taking to ensure that I eventually cover all people in my database, it may take some time!
Common errors I have found so far are
I am forcing myself to be consistent, I am recording the same type of information for the indivisuals in my database in the same format in the same fields. Over the years I have used several genealogy databases and just transferred my gedcoms from one to another. Inconsistency has been a result of both this and my past practices.
* Revisit and Revise my Place List in FH that was a bit of a mess. I feel pleased that I sorted this before attacking the people in my database.
* Revisit all of our direct ancestors in my FH database and revise their entries.
* Sort the entries in my FH database by "Last Updated" and revisit and review these systematically (in Alphabetical order) . The earliest are 14/8/2010. Once I revisit and review these I will then work through other dates systematically. I will examine each of these entries putting more effort into those who are direct ancestors of Mr GeniAus and I. Once I catch up with the backlog I can continue this process.
* Go through all of my physical family history folders and extract the BDM certificate copies and transcriptions I hold. After going through these with a fine tooth comb (reviewing) and extracting and recording as much information as I can into my FH database I will scan them then file them all by individual's Surname/Given Names in archival quality sleeves in an archival quality binder.
* Examine all of the papers in my physical family history folders, scan them and file into my digital folders, extract and record as much information as I can into my FH database.
* Periodically update my website to reflect the changes I have made in Family Historian. (There have been at least half a dozen updates so far this month.)