Today’s Genealogy Tip: As the New Year of 2015 approaches, don’t forget to also pen your genealogy New Year’s resolutions.
As we prepare to bid adios to the old year of 2014 and ring in the New Year a lot of us will be writing down some New Year’s resolutions. I suggest you might want to spend a moment or two while preparing your personal resolutions to augment them with making some genealogical New Year’s Resolutions for yourself as well.
We are all accustomed to make personal resolutions, but do you make resolutions for your genealogy and family history work? It is something I do year in and year out.
In keeping with my focus on resolutions that I have at least a chance to achieve, I do not pick things like ‘breaking a decades’ old brick wall’. Rather, I focus on things that I am aware that I did not accomplish in the last year or so.
One example might be to really work up an in-law’s branch of the family.
One might be to review an existing branch and find missing documentation.
One could be to finally connect with that distant relation we have not spoken with in far too long a time.
It might be to focus on new discoveries or going back an additional generation.
So as I suggested, consider augmenting your personal New Year’s resolutions with a few for your genealogy/family history/ancestry work for 2015.
It will excite you as you plan them. It will please you as you chase them. Best if all it will surely exhilarate you when you accomplish them!
Enjoy your New Year’s Eve, get ready to give old 2014 the heave-ho, and greet Baby New Year while ringing in a terrific 2015.
Onward To Our Past®,