Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Now that I've become a "gentleman of leisure" (more on that later) I find myself
with time to do some of the things I've put off over the years. Writing a book,
for one.  But I also have a list of genealogy "to dos" which include the following:

1. The BIG one: breaking down the John Cutter West brickwall.

2. Following up on finding out more about maternal grandfather Edward F.White
Sr and possibly contacting my newly discovered uncles.

3. Adding collateral branches to my family tree

4. Trimming duplicate entries from my family tree

5. Locating and correctly citing more sources

6. Photographing all the gravestones at Mt Vernon Cemetery, then posting
them to find a grave.

7. Locating and photographing the gravestones of ancestors buried in various
communities of Massachusetts.

I'm sure there's more I can add to the list, but that should keep me out of trouble
for a bit!


Heather Kuhn Roelker said...

Such a good idea to have a list...I should follow your lead. By the way, I also have a White family line. Mine come from Roanoke County, Virginia. Where are yours from? Or are you still tracking them down?

Bill West said...

Mine are from Ireland originally,
Heather, at least as far as I can tell so far.

Hummer said...

Well organized list. My only question is do you just make list or do you carry through until they are done. I am guilty of being a not follow through list maker. :)

Carol said...

Great list - - to start.

Will be eagerly watching for progress reports.

Cindy Bergeron Scherwinski said...

I love it when a man gives in to his inner organizer. I'm inspired to photographing cemetery stones to my 'to-do' list. So much more enjoyable than cleaning out the linen closet or the back room.

Keep up the great work Bill!

Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

Lists are great. Good luck!

Martin said...

Sorry about the bookstore closing. Doing lists are nice but having an income is nicer. I hope something comes up to eat up your leisure time and pay you!