Last night I sat down and wrote a long post about my genealogy goals for 2012. I included a few words about how I just got started with my family history search around this time last year, so for someone brand new, I didn’t do too badly. For example:
Genealogical Society. Attend regularly. Join Harford County
So, this may seem odd, but my genealogy goal for January is to clean my house. Yes. Clean.My.House. From top to bottom. I’m not a hoarder; the garbage goes out regularly. But you know how it can be; piles of paper just materialize…and grow. And then one pile of papers and magazines gets moved to another room for sorting and storing, and I turn my head and, bazinga, there is another pile of catalogs in the space I just cleared! How it happens, I’d like to know! So that’s my first month’s job: decorations down, clean house, begin to create a better workspace.
Here are all of my 2012 goals:
Create a warm, bright workspace for research, blogging and record-keeping.
Continue as member of Harford County Public Library Genealogy Discussion Group.
Finish posting photos from
Baltimore National Cemetery and on FindAGrave.com. Darlington Cemetery
Blog at least three time a week.
It may not seem like much, but it’s a start.
I have long-term goals, too:
Prove or disprove the connections to the person I believe to be my 5x great-grandfather. This could lead to ultimate distant connection to inventor Robert Fulton. Wouldn’t that be cool!
Help hubby put together some basic information and photos about his dad’s family. I think maybe a Shutterfly book would work well here. Hubby wants to gift this to his dad when we visit Wales in March.
Find a technology buddy. Here I am woefully behind the times. That includes learning more about Facebook, Google+, Blogger and more. I am a visual person; reading directions leaves me stumped. I need someone who can sit with me and teach me. Maybe I can find a high school kid who can fill me in!
So, there it is. If anyone has ideas for me, please share! I'm open to all suggestions.
Thanks, Stephanie, for the great idea and the motivation! I look forward to following along, having some goals, giving and receiving support, and basking in the satisfaction of a clean house.