I finally received the first disc for the NGS Home Study Course and am currently working on the first assignment. My Webb line is the one I probably have the most information on so I figured it would be a breeze, especially first starting out.
I already had the pedigree chart pretty much filled out but I hadn't done any family group sheets. I don't have a genealogy software program yet because I am still planning on buying an Apple that I plan to use primarily for genealogy. Hopefully if things go right I should be able to get it soon. So right now I just need to figure out how to export the form into Word so I can work on it.
I also have learned that I really need to work on my organization. Unfortunately, I do almost everything the introductory section of lesson 1 says not to do. I have notes scribbled on small scraps of paper. I have sheets of paper with multiple names from different family lines written in no order. So in order to find my citations, I have to go through several folders and loose pieces of paper to find what I need. This is helping because when I find a citation, I now double check the cite for accuracy and put it in its proper location so I don't have to waste time in the future shuffling paper.
The sad part is that I thought I was fairly organized, and after seeing the organization skills of some others I probably am.