Genealogy Goals for 2011

I’m making some genealogy goals for 2011. It’ll be fun to come back next Christmas Eve and see how many I stuck to!

Personal Genealogy Files Goals

  • I want to finally finish re-organizing my ‘To Be Sorted’ folders on my second hard drive. Right now I have a folder of Mays photos, a folder of Moore photos, a folder of scanned photos and a folder of tombstones to be sorted into my 2010 filing system. (Hopefully it’s my final filing system!)
  • I want to have the whole Mays side of my family entered into my website and both FTM and RootsMagic. This is a big feat, since I’m behind on my RootsMagic work and there are a lot of Mays family members.

Online Genealogy Goals

  • Order at least 4 microfilm from the Family History Center. I’m hoping for one a quarter. I keep talking myself out of it because I want to get the most bang for my buck, so to speak. Enough of that! Time to get on with it!

Record Ordering Goals

  • I want to obtain the marriage certificate for William and Llewellyn. (I have notations of the date in Llewellyn’s records and a newspaper announcement, but I would like a copy of the actual certificate)
  • I would like to find the death certificate of Robert J Moore. (Brooklyn has no record of his death in 1925, so my next search would be Caldwell, NJ)
  • I have a copy of Llewellyn‘s birth certificate but it might be in New York at my Aunt Diane’s house. I’ll have to ask Uncle Chris about it in July.
  • Order death certificates for Lewis and Jennie Thorward.

General Goals

  • BE MORE ORGANIZED! I ordered a copy of Elyse Doerflinger‘s Conquering the Paper Monster ebook and I plan to put it to use in the new year! With all that’s been going on in the last few months, I just haven’t had the time to touch my archives. I’m usually very good about starting and finishing big projects, it’s just I need a guideline sometimes.

Website Goals

  • Don’t break the site! I’ve had a horrible habit of breaking the genealogy software on my website. Usually because I mess around with it too much. I think I’ve learned enough through trial and horrible errors to successfully keep this goal!

Can’t wait to get busy after the holidays! Merry Christmas Everyone!

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  • Tonia Kendrick

    December 28, 2010

    Oh,these are good! I’m still pondering my goals for next year. I like the idea of ordering microfilm on a quarterly basis; that gives you the time to process what you find on the film. While I have broken my website a time or two, I really need a goal not to mess up my database. I’m still cleaning up the mess from my last software conversion (six months ago).

    Good luck in 2011!

  • Kathleen

    December 28, 2010

    Oh yes, I’ve messed up the database pretty good before Tonia! It’s been awhile since I’ve done any major errors though, so hopefully it’s good now!

    Thanks and good luck to you too!


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