Thursday, December 28, 2006

Genealogy Resolutions for 2007

It's time for my New Year's resolutions for 2007. I thought about them all the way down the California coast today - we left Guerneville at about 10 AM and got to Buellton at about 6 PM, but stopped in Petaluma to see the grandsons one more time.

Here are my 2007 resolutions:

1) Go to the Family History Center more often, and obtain primary land and probate records for my ancestors. I have more time now, since I retired from my part-time job. The problem I have is that I can find and collect more primary records than I can input to the software over a given time period.

2) Complete the probate records collection for my ancestors of Alma Bessie Richmond. I have collected quite a few, but have many more to find and obtain.

3) Determine if any of my San Diego county ancestors left probate and land records, and obtain copies of them. I have never been to the probate court in SD and need to go there.

4) Continue adding complete source citations to my ancestral and Seaver surname databases.

5) Continue to post quality research tips, ancestral stories, and genealogy humor on this Genea-Musings blog. No more rants...unless they are deserved!

6) Serve the Chula Vista Genealogical Society as President with energy, wisdom and patience. The new Board is experienced with many continuing in their positions, so there won't be much of a learning curve. It's been a fairly well-oiled machine the last 4 years, and I don't want to mess it up. However, we need to add "new blood" to the Board in order to improve the society services and programs.

7) Add video learning to the CVGS computer group and research group monthly meetings by using laptops and LCD projectors to demonstrate research techniques and help solve research problems. We will access, other databases, and video sites like

8) Prepare and deliver three new presentations at local San Diego societies in 2007. I have two new topics picked out, and two speaking commitments already arranged.

9) Continue reading genealogy research books, journal articles, online web pages and newsletters, etc. as part of my continuing genealogy education.

10) Find something fun and useful to do with my wife, who often feels like a genealogy widow.

There's my 10 resolutions. How about you? Have you written your resolutions down yet? The time is running out to submit them to the next Carnival of Genealogy.

1 comment:

Charley "Apple" Grabowski said...

An ambitious list! Good luck. I still have never visited a Family History Center but hope to this year.