Saturday, January 1, 2022

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- What Are Your 2022 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 and bloggers 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 2022.  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 in a comment to 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 (yes, I think I won the ##GOPA for 2021 again  - see below).  I stopped working on 2021 Goal #1 when Linda had her accident.  I partially accomplished Goal #2 and totally failed Goal #3. 

However, I will state three goals that I hope to accomplish in 2022, but two of them are essentially the same goals that I set last year at this time:

*  Goal #1 is to continue working on the Descendants Reports of my 4th great-grandparents.  I have done 8 of them so far (25% of 32 couples) in 2021.  I take what I have and then research descendants wherever I find them, and from whatever source I find them, and try to support the relationships with record sources.  With 24 more reports to do, this is a big goal, but I have a lot already done.  A reasonable goal would be to do eight more, I think.

Therefore 2022 Goal #1 is to work more on the Descendant reports for my 4th great-grandparents and publish the Descendants Reports.

*  Goal #2 is from 2020 and 2021 - to keep gathering my triangulated DNA match data from the chromosome browsers on FamilyTreeDNA, MyHeritageDNA, 23andMe, and GEDmatch and update my DNA Painter display of which bits of every chromosome in my DNA came from which ancestors.  I have done the first pass with DNA matches with known common ancestors, and have about 25% of my chromosomes mapped.  I need to find more known common ancestors (and Goal #1 is supposed to help that!) for my high-value DNA matches using available records and research using my Skeleton tree on Ancestry.  Along with this is to do more work in Genetic Affairs to cluster my matches to help the process along.  

Therefore 2022 Goal #2 is to continue to do this in 2022 and produce a prettier picture of my ancestor's contributions to my DNA from DNA Painter.

3)  Goal #3 is left over from 2021 - to update my eBooks on my ancestral families and descendants of my surname study families (last done in 2012 and they are still on (see, and are searchable).  I need to update them because I have found a wealth of information on my ancestral families and descendants of my surname study progenitors in the last 8 years.  I will do this using one of the genealogy software programs that formats ancestor and descendants reports in a standard format that looks best.  I will include sources, but not notes or media (the 2012 books are already hundreds of pages without them).  

Here is what I think the Seaver books will look like:

Those are my three goals for 2022 - what are yours?

My overall goal for 2022 is to stay alive (COVID go away - and take Omicron, Pi, Rho and Tau variants with you!), visit my wife every day in the memory care facility and to see my daughters and grandkids more often. 

##What is GOPA - I know that inquiring minds want to know:  Did I win the "Genealogist's Outstanding Procrastination Award" for 2021?  If not, who did?  


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ByAPearl said...

Randy, as soon as I crawl out of this "wabbit" hole, I'm going to challenge you for the 2022 GOPA!

Lisa S. Gorrell said...

I did this for 52 Ancestors this week.

Life Goes On said...

My goal is also to stay alive another year. My now deceased husband as of February 23rd 2021 had 3 years of kidney dialysis . My year was tough after his death and I am still grieving and decluttering my home for my children's sake.
Number 1 goal is to work on my family research more consistently.
I have not blogged in along time. Tonight I went to my family tree saw a hint for a great grandmother. It was a story I had written some time ago on my blog that this person shared several years ago, i clicked link to see my story and read and my blog had been hacked and I could no longer see it.
A cleaver family member did get around it and restored my blog so I can now continue to write.

So I want to work on my family research
I want to tell my stories more constant and not have stolen.
I guess UI need to write some where else.
i want to devote more time to what I love to do which is my family research
I am hope by making some changes I can justify a trip to Salt Lake City in the fall. I have never been to the research library .

Go away covid let us live freely and travel . I pray for you Randy and your family.

Linda Stufflebean said...

Here's my list, slightly revised and updated from my 28 Dec post: