New Year’s Resolutions!

Often, I receive invitations to participate in Carnivals. I don’t often participate. It may be that I’m not good at following suggestions, or it may be that I’m not creative enough to relate my blogs to the carnival topics.

Imagine my excitement when I realized that there was no way out of the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy:

New Year’s Resolutions! What plans do you have for your genealogy research next year? How about for your blogging? No groaning or whining now. Write ’em up and let us know!

No more foot dragging, here are my resolutions for genealogical research:

1. Enter all the information from the BOX into my database. No exceptions, no cheating.

2. I will file all the paperwork in the proper place, not in piles on the floor, desk, or in any convenient box.

And for my blogs:

1. I will post on either GrannyPam or Granny’s Genealogy every day.

2. I will finish posting all the data from my “old” genealogy site to Granny’s Genealogy.

This seems like a tall order to me, which will require much discipline. I often find myself searching around the internet or a library for information, when my research goals would be better served by organizing the information I have gathered.

Time to stop and get on with the factory work of genealogy!


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    • Elyse on December 29, 2008 at 2:51 am

    I completely understand what you are saying about accomplishing your research that you already have before continuing to search for more information. I never seem to want to do that!

    The hunt is some of the best fun…

    Elyse’s last blog post..My New Years Resolutions

  1. I remember seeing John Colletta speak several years ago, and he said that all you people (genealogists) love libraries, and you spend too much time there. The point of that workshop was that genealogists needed to write about their findings. He urged the attendees to write one biography, then another. I did manage a few. I think the geanabloggers are way ahead on the writing thing, but most of us still love the thrill of the hunt.

    I’m glad to be able to use a blog to report what I’ve found, and I enjoy reading other gene’s findings. Hopefully I’ll still have time to file…..

    Thanks for reading and commenting

    • Apple on December 29, 2008 at 8:02 am

    I think almost all of us have some type of organizational chore on our yearly list! A post a day is hard – I hope you are able to meet that goal.

    Apple’s last blog post..Sarah Ann Camfield, 15 March 1885

  2. Well, as long as I continue to do several from “Belle’s Box” every day, I can stay ahead. However, my personal blog is suffering right now while we travel. Maybe tomorrow…..

    How do you like my new widget, it shows your last post, hopefully generating you some traffic. I’ll add “recent comments to my sidebar on my next house cleaning, that will put them where they can be seen.

  3. “…my research goals would be better served by organizing the information I have gathered…” Ouch! That’s true for me, too. “…most of us still love the thrill of the hunt.” And that’s the reason. Well said!

    Here’s to accomplishing our resolutions this year!

  4. Thanks. We can!

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