Finally managing to catch my breath after the summer break and getting my four-year-old daughter settled into school.  But not for long, as I seem to have a pile of genealogy tasks that need to be sorted ASAP!

First up is getting back to regular blogging again, especially finishing writing about my research trip over the summer.

Next is to complete my grandfather’s biography for my IHGS assignment and submit it.  (This possibly should be top priority… it’s been a year since I signed up for the course, and I am only up to Lecture 2.  Erk.)

I also have several outstanding emails to send to recently discovered cousins, some of whom found me through this blog, and one I found just by a random google at 2am one night. I love making connections with distant family members!

Over the last couple of months, I’ve been slowly working my way through tidying up my family binders – so far I’ve input into my genealogy program (Reunion) all the certificates and census information on my paternal side.  And I’ve made a start on my maternal side, though there’s a lot more census data there.  I’ve also left any New Zealand Electoral Roll data for now, and will do that family by family.  And then there’s all the stuff that I’ve collected digitally that needs to be sorted.  *sigh*

Of course, there’s the matter of a little rugby contest down in New Zealand that’s proving to be a mite distracting.

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