Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Genealogy Bucket List Meme (Courtesy of Geniaus)

Jill Ball, on her Geniaus blog, has created another genealogy meme for geneabloggers, and readers, to think through and respond to.  

Here are the rules, the list, and my responses:

The list should be annotated in the following manner:
Things you would like to do or find: Bold Type (I'm going to use Bold Red)
Things you haven’t done or found and don’t care to: plain type

You are encouraged to add extra comments after each item 
  1. The genealogy conference I would most like to attend is... NERGC (New England Regional Genealogical Conference)
  2. The genealogy speaker I would most like to hear and see is... this is hard, I've seen quite a few now in person and on webinars.  I'll go with Claire Bettag
  3. The geneablogger I would most like to meet in person is... Michael Hait
  4. The genealogy writer I would most like to have dinner with is... David Lambert (of NEHGS)
  5. The genealogy lecture I would most like to present is.... "Solving the Thomas J. Newton Puzzle" (my biggest brick wall ancestor)
  6. I would like to go on a genealogy cruise that visits.... England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Germany, Holland...
  7. The photo I would most like to find is... the gravestone of Thomas J. Newton in a cemetery full of Newtons, all with dates and relationships
  8. The repository in a foreign land I would most like to visit is... The National Archives in London
  9. The place of worship I would most like to visit is... the Pilgrim's church in Leyden, Holland
  10. The cemetery I would most like to visit is ...... wherever Thomas J. Newton is buried
  11. The ancestral town or village I would most like to visit is...... wherever Thomas J. Newton was born
  12. The brick wall I most want to smash is... um, Thomas J. Newton (ca 1795-ca 1840)
  13. The piece of software I most want to buy is.... one that creates perfect, standard reports, books and charts with immaculate source citations (and fixes mine automatically)
  14. The tech toy I want to purchase next is ..... a Notebook computer
  15. The expensive book I would most like to buy is... Evidence! Explained (I have the first edition in a PDF format)
  16. The library I would most like to visit is..... Family History Library in Salt Lake City, over and over
  17. The genealogy related book I would most like to write is.... "Breaking Down My Brick Walls One Record at a Time"
  18. The genealogy blog I would most like to start would be about.... the Seaver/Sever Family
  19. The journal article I would most like to write would be about... "Solving the Devier J. Lamphier Smith Adoption Problem" - sometime after I actually do it!
  20. The ancestor I most want to meet in the afterlife is.... Devier J. Lamphier's birth father.

Is there anything else on your Genealogy Bucket List?

Thank you for asking, Jill:

*  Being on Who Do You Think You Are? as a researcher, or a subject. 

*  Presenting at a National Conference.

*  Taking all of the Genealogy Cruises offered!

Enough for now!

Copyright (c) Randall J. Seaver, 2012


Christine Woodcock said...

Hey Randy, I'm in for the cruise of the UK and area. Maybe I should start planning one!

Sharon said...

Looks like Thomas J Newton is the key to successfully achieving everything on your bucket list. Good luck!

GeniAus said...

Thanks for supporting the meme. Randy. Looks like this Newton guy is troubling you.

See you at the FHL next week.

Geolover said...

Have a great trip (dreaming) to London, but the National Archives is in Kew. What about the British Library?????