Sunday, January 1, 2012

Genealogy Goals for 2012

It's the first day of a new year, the perfect time for setting goals!  But first, a quick review.  I only set 3 goals for 2011….did I complete them?

Goal #1  Finish scanning the pile of papers sitting on the floor by my bed.  I'm 3/4 of the way done, I just have to take it into the home stretch!  Mission Accomplished! 

Goal #2  Leave a comment on, at least, 5 blog posts each day.  I appreciate each and every comment I receive on this blog and want to be sure I am returning the favor.  I'm inspired by genealogy blog postings everyday....I just need to say so.  I’m embarrassed to say that I didn’t accomplish this goal.  I read many blogs a day but reading them on my smartphone makes commenting a challenge.  I’m moving this goal to 2012.

Goal #3  Begin organizing my genealogy files for the new file cabinet.  I was tempted to say complete this process but I know once I begin digging into some of those files I will get sidetracked.  A little genealogy ADD will probably set in.  It's a little disorder which I suffer from, from time to time!  Mission Accomplished!  I can’t wait to show you how organized my cabinet is!

In 2012 I plan on:

·                  -    Attending my first National Genealogy Conference (NGS in May)
·                  -   Complete my DAR application and join my local DAR chapter
·                  -   Schedule my blog postings ahead of time
·                  -   Record more family stories
·                   -   Write my own obit
·                   -  Comment on those blogs I read!

I’m off to my Google Reader now to see what you have planned for 2012.  I’m sure what I find will inspire me! (and I'll be sure to leave a comment)!


  1. Lisa,
    I love your 2012 list! There are several similarities to my own genealogy 2011 want to do's. Here's to a great year in both our love for Genealogy! Thank you for sharing yours.

  2. Lisa,

    If you need help with your DAR application I am here for you. I have been my chapter's registrar since 2007 and this May I will start service as the District II California State Society DAR registrar. You will make a wonderful member of DAR!

    You have set some great goals. I don't think I could ever write my own obit - bad juju. LOL

  3. Sheri:

    Thank you for the offer to help! I'm set to turn everything in on Saturday! The lady from our local chapter has been WONDERFUL! Completing the application was a process.

    In November my Uncle died unexpectedly and while helping my Aunt through the planning of his funeral, burial, etc. writing his obit was so difficult. I don't want my husband or children to have to go through this. I ordered the Obit Kit and plan on writing my matter how creepy!!! LOL!