Saturday, April 23, 2011

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Your Genea-Wish List

It's Saturday Night again - time for lots more Genealogy FUN!!

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1)  Think of the genealogy related wishes you have - what education, database, or information would make your genealogy research dreams come true?  Be specific - as many wishes as you want to list!

2)  Tell us about some of your genea-wishes in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or in a status or comment on Facebook.

Here's mine:

1)  I wish that the Massachusetts Land Records and Probate Records from the 1630s onward were imaged , indexed and available online so that I could find my known ancestors and my elusive ancestors, in them.

2)  I wish that I could find a record that provides the birth parents of my elusive ancestor, Devier James Lamphier Smith (1839-1894), who was adopted before 1843 by Ranslow and Mary (Bell) Smith.. 

3)  I wish that I had started this genealogical research journey many years before 1988.  [But would I be any further along in my efforts?] 

4)  I wish that all of the source citations hiding in my 40 linear feet of paper on my bookcases was flawlessly included in my genealogy database!

Your turn!!

11 comments:

NickMGombash said...

This was a good one! Thanks, Randy! http://nickmgombash.blogspot.com/2011/04/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-your-genea.html

Joan Miller (Luxegen) said...

I wonder how many Genea-Words we can invent :)

gtownma said...

I probably could have listed ALL day, but here is what I decided were top at my Genea-Wish List...

Genealogy Wish List

Anonymous said...

This is a great one! I know I have quite a few, but the ones I can think of offhand are probably:
1- I wish I could find some evidence of whether my earliest known Stevens ancestor really did come from England in the 1770s and where in England he came from
2- I wish I could track my Kentucky Gilkison family back beyond 1801.
3- I wish I had enough money and enough time to do the BU certificate program
4- Same as 3 but for SLIG

Elizabeth said...

Hard to narrow down, and yet some of my wishes have already come true! The top ones are, I wish that:
1. I could find proof that my MANESS ancestor was a certain man that showed up in another county.
2. I could finish and publish my multigenerational saga based on my ENGLISH family.

Mel said...

Here is my voluminous list of genea wishes: http://www.researchjournal.yourislandroutes.com/2011/04/sngf-my-genea-wish-list/

Jen Smart said...

Here's my wish list: http://bit.ly/haytBR Thanks!

Shasta said...

My genealogy wishes are posted here:
http://highroadquilter.blogspot.com/2011/04/genealogy-wishes.html

Charlie said...

My Genealogy Wish list
1. I would like to see the NGS Conference broadcast like WEBINAR are today and offered at a affordable price so that everyone that wanted to could participate without travelling great distances.
2. Someone would develop a genealogical program with a “SMART” source matrix. This source matrix would be a screen whereby you would enter all your source data. Once entered the Source Matrix would create and insert the created source into you database in either a pre-determined format or a format selected within the matrix. Choices would be APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian.
3. I could find a document listing the parents of my great-great grandfather William A. Purvis b, abt 1823, d. 1899; married Sarah Jane Graves of Chesterfield County, SC.
4. I could replace all the pre-Civil War Public Records for Chesterfield County, SC that were destroyed by Gen Sherman during the War.

Taneya said...

great topic and it only took me two seconds to come up with mine :-)
http://www.taneya-kalonji.com/genblog/my-genea-wish-list

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