I hope everyone had an enjoyable and safe New Years Eve! Today, as we begin a brand New Year filled with hopes, dreams, goals, resolutions, and opportunities, let us all remember to treat others with compassion and common courtesy. No one wears a sign that gives their life story so harboring judgmental attitudes isn’t fair to anyone. We are all human and therefore, have shortcomings, failings, and dreams.
I rarely ever set New Years resolutions but I do strive each day to be a better person than I was the day before. Last year I didn’t even set genealogy goals for the year. This year, I do have some goals that I would like to set – if for no reason than to make sure I have a checklist that I can go back to if I soon find myself wandering off in another direction.
- Participate in the 6th Annual Ohio Genealogical Society Writing Competition
- Index/Arbitrate at least 100 records per month on FamilySearch
- Write at least one blog post a week
- Comment on blog posts that I read – even if it is only to say “Thanks for posting this!” – I believe feedback is very important
- Compile all the information I’ve been emailed by distant cousins concerning family history in one location
- Save my family database to Dropbox and do a back up once a week
- Ditto for pictures and other files on my computer
- Scan the rest of the slides I have using my new slide/35mm scanner that my daughter and her fiance gave me for Christmas!
That doesn’t seem like too much for the year but I don’t want to set any goals that I don’t think I can meet.
What are your genealogy goals for 2013?
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