01 January 2020

New Year, New Genealogy Goals

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Another year and decade came to an end last night. I am looking forward to doing more research in 2020 and I thought the best way to get started was to set a few goals. I got away from goal setting the past few years. I am going to keep my goals simple and try to get back into researching and blogging.

My 2020 Genealogy Goals:
  • Blogging: To write one blog post per week. The last two years I have not blogged as much as I would have liked to-I only had about 30 blog posts during that time, far less than what I would like to do.
  • Research: To process the research I have in my To Do folder. I have a number of death certificates, land records, and other resources to add to my Roots Magic database. I got out of the habit of recording them as I find them and now I have a number of records to add. IF I get my records recorded then I would like to focus on getting back to researching one family at a time.
  • DNA: Finish the self study of the Genetic Genealogy in Practice book by Blaine Bettinger and Debbie Parker Wayne. I started it earlier this year and have about three chapters to finish. Upon completion of the book, I plan to develop a better understanding of my DNA results. 
  • Professional Development: To get back in the habit of watching webinars. I enjoy learning new things and watching webinars is a way to do this. One of the ways to do this is to set aside Wednesday's as a genealogy day. I use to do this and it helped keep me organized. I would spend the day researching and reading, before watching a webinar in the afternoon or evening. 
This is what I would like to accomplish in the upcoming year. I will do what I can, but having written goals will focus me on what I need to do. What goals have you set for yourself in 2020?

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