It's time to restart my restart!
As I described in my last post, I needed to postpone my Genealogy Do-Over, as other activities have had to take priority recently. However, I'm now back again - and, amazingly, back before the repeat of the scheduled Do-Over week that I had paused at. So that gives me a bit of time to refresh my memory of what I had been doing (seems to be an increasingly necessary task these days!)
There has still been some - almost unintentional - progress on the Do-Over topics in the interim. I have bought a new laptop, as the start up of my previous one would have been beaten by a snail doing a marathon. Unlike previous occasions when I have changed computers, this time I do not intend to just transfer everything across in one go, thus maintaining (and perhaps being limited by) the old file structure. Instead, I will take the opportunity to redesign my filing system - which was one of my aims for the Do-Over. Since I am keeping the old laptop to use whenever I run a stand for the Guild of One-Name Studies at a family history fair, the new laptop has also been a good opportunity to purchase full and/or up-to-date versions of the programs I'm going to be using from now on, such as Legacy and Evidentia.
So the next couple of weeks will be a steep learning curve, as I start to get to grips with these properly, as well as continue trying to build the use of programs such as OneNote and Evernote into my routine, in order to maintain a good system to my research files and the Parry data collection, in particular. Thankfully, many of the programs have active User Groups, which I imagine I shall be making frequent use of!