Sunday, January 1, 2012

Sentimental Sunday - Genealogy Resolutions

Happy New Year Everyone!

As we reflect on another year with poignant memories of those dear to us and with joy for our past achievements, there's anticipation in the air for the new year.  Many of us will be making resolutions, the time-honored tradition of identifying personal goals or improving/changing personal habits. Put a genealogy twist on our resolve and be taken in a completely new and exciting direction.

Below are some genealogically-related goals we have for 2012.  What are your resolutions?  Please post a comment on the blog. 
  • Use USGenWebRootsweb and GenWise more often for posting messages and lookups, and search Geneabloggers regularly for blogs containing my research surnames and locations.
  • Assist Root Cellar members at the monthly workshop in signing up to receive this blog by email.
  • Sign-up for Facebook and Google+ to make surname connections. 
  • Submit queries regularly to my membership societies for publication.
  • Help organize the Root Cellar mentor program to assist new members.
  • Get in the habit of entering data in my genealogy software rather than having bits and pieces of paper. Relatedly, focus on just a few generations of my family and enter all the data I have on those ancestors.
  • Organize my office space and keep it that way.
  • Adjust the format of my citations to match (more or less) the examples set by Elizabeth Shown Mills.
  • Help establish a genealogy book club.
  • Watch more webinars that interest me found on the GeneaWebinars calendar.
For more ideas about genealogy New Year's resolutions, be sure to tune into Blog Talk Radio on January 6th when the episode will be about this very topic. 

Resolutions contributed by Root Cellar members Denise, Jack, and Ron
Posted by Denise Hibsch Richmond

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