I made a list of all the records I needed to request and people I needed to contact. My resolution was to check one of these off each week. That was it, one letter a week.
While I never wrote all of those letters, just making the list was a great exercise. Organization is a key to doing genealogy and making that resolution forced me to get my act together.
Here are a few New Year's Resolutions to consider:
- I resolve to catch up on my filing and get rid of clutter.
- I resolve to join a genealogical society
- I resolve to write one article about my family research
- I resolve to submit an article to a local genealogy or state newsletter/ quarterly.
- I resolve to pick one record type, for example land records, to concentrate on this year.
- I resolve to learn how to look up one new type of genealogical record.
- I resolve to attend one county or state-level genealogical event this year.
- I resolve to renew my contact with cousins, aunts or uncles I have not spoken to in years (maybe decades).
- I resolve to create timelines for significant family members to put their life in perspective.
- I resolve to produce either a family blog or newsletter to update my family on my research.
Have a safe and Happy New Year.
Take Care, Pattie