Saturday, January 4, 2020

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your 2020 Plans/Goals/Resolutions for Your Genealogy Research

Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 

 It's Saturday Night again - 

time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

Here is your assignment, should you decide to accept it (you ARE reading this, so I assume that you really want to play along - cue the Mission Impossible music!):

1)  It's the New Year, and many readers have already made resolutions, or goals, or plans for one or more tasks or projects.  Or they haven't yet, but could or should.

2)  For this SNGF, please tell us what plans you've made, or what goals you've stated, or what resolutions you've averred for 2020.  Writing them down may help you achieve them.  Do one or more as you wish.

3)  Put it in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a Facebook post.  Please leave a link on this post so readers can find your resolutions/goals/plans.  

Here's mine:

I usually don't do this because it seems that I always fail.  However, I will state two goals that I hope to accomplish in 2020:

*  I want to apply to the General Society of Mayflower Descendants for at least one ancestral line - the William White line.  Several friends of mine recently applied and one received membership in GSMD so it can be done.  I feel a responsibility to do this for my cousin Laura who asked for help several years ago, and sent me the information she had collected, and I have not progressed past reviewing her material and my material.  I summarized it in Do I Have Enough Information to Join Society of Mayflower Descendants?  A reader in Illinois (?) who is a GSMD member offered to create an application and thought that I had enough evidence to support my application (and hopefully Laura's and any other Seaver/Richmond descendant).  I know the local and state colony leaders so perhaps this can happen.

*  A second plan is to keep gathering my triangulated DNA match data from the chromosome browsers on FamilyTreeDNA, MyHeritageDNA, 23andMe, and GEDmatch and create my DNA Painter display of which bits of every chromosome in my DNA came from which ancestors.  I have started the gathering process with MyHeritageDNA, but I have not finished it.  I need to do one of the sites each month, and finish this process, put the data into DNA Painter, and see the results.

It would help greatly if AncestryDNA provided a chromosome browser showing triangulated DNA segments for my DNA matches, but they don't.  They provide more matches, with known common ancestors, than all of the other sites combined - it's not even close!  

Those are my two plans for 2020 - what are yours?


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Janice M. Sellers said...

I have set myself two goals for 2020.

Lisa S. Gorrell said...

I had done this near the end of 2019 and wrote a blog post about it.

Linda Stufflebean said...

I've set up a handful of 2020 goals:

mbm1311 said...

I have a theme not goals. I will continue to make sure all my research (and observations) are in the most concise, accessible and interesting form possible.

In 2019 I told my executor that she could recycle any "genealogy thing" in my house. It is a burden to ask those we love, in the sad and stressful time of our deaths, to deal with the material stuff we never got rid of. No one in my family wants this stuff - if they were, I would give it to them now. Many, many people will want to see my research, I just have to make sure it is easy for them to find. I do not have a box of original special things or I would have made provisions for that small amount.

If you love the family you know and the family you don't know - consider cleaning up your campsite!

Lacie Madison said...

Here are my plans for 2020.
My post.