For my main project I will study my own background. I think that it
would be interesting to find out about my ancestors. My mother is 100%
polish and I know that her side came from Poland. My dad is a mix and I have no idea where all
of his family came from. I would like to find out the migration of
my ancestors, as far back as I can discover.
To do this I will talk to my family members. Both my mother's parents are still alive so I will contact them. My father's mom is also still alive so I will contact her. My mother has done some research herself so I will talk with her to find out information as well.
After learning more about Arc View, I will determine how much information to put into my final product. Right now I would like to have a map that shows where my current family is living and then trace a path of our ancestors locations. I am not sure how much of the "in between" data (where parents grew up, etc) I will be able to use.
This project will help me see where the people who have made my life possible have come from. You think of everyone as an American but we have all come from various places all over the Earth. To probe into history is to gain a greater understanding of people in general. It opens you to different lifestyles and eras. I am very excited to get this project underway!
|October 3-9||Write out survey
||Work with Ming-Hui on a survey you can create and send
through the Internet
|October 10-16||Research the background of my own family
||Learn more about ArcView
||Map out data in a form that is easy for me to sort through|
||Go over data with Ming-Hui
Discuss what directions I want to go in with Ming-Hui
||Map out new timeline for rest of project
|November 1-13||Gather all of data. Continue to work on web page.|
Go over data with Ming-Hui, incorporate it into website. Discuss where to go from there.
||Scan photos onto website, add more data to pages.
|Continue to collect photos and information.
||Continue to work on website with Ming-Hui.
||Work on website alone.
-finish family websites
-continue to get info about my family from Europe
||Decide with Ming-Hui what else I need to do to finish project.
||Finish work on project.
||Make sure project is ready to "turn in".