Only a little bit late, I wanted to put out some of my goals for the coming year. Seeing them here will [hopefully] make them more "official" and thus more likely to be accomplished.
1. First and foremost, get this blog off to an active start and keep it going throughout the year.
I have to admit that I've been just a little bit nervous to actually take the plunge and start blogging. There are just so many wonderful genealogy blogs out there now. Then I realized that I wasn't competing, I was doing this for my extended family and my own research needs. I anyone else wanted to read, that would be icing on the cake!
2. Become really organized this year by following along with DearMYRTLE's monthly organization checklists.
Years ago I had copies of these monthly checklists when they were posted on AOL. Due to not following them, I became too disorganized to even find my printed copies. I was thrilled to see them back online.
3. Get all my gravestone photos posted on Find-A-Grave.
This site has to be one of my favorite finds of 2008. I don’t know why it took me so long to find it as I love things cemetery-related. This is such a great place to share all my cemetery photos. I didn’t have as much time as I would have liked in 2008, but this year I intend to get everything posted.
4. Take a minimum of 52 volunteer photos for Find-A-Grave.
I just started working as a photo volunteer late last year (around September) and managed to take 19 photos in that time, so this should be do-able. It’s a fun way for me to “give back” to the greater genealogy community. I mean what could be more fun than roaming around a cemetery??
5. Clean up my main genealogy database.
I’m not even sure what this means yet, but I need to work very diligently this year on my sources and citations. I'm sure this will be the subject of numerous posts to come.
6. This last one is really more of a secret ambition than a resolution ~ so SHHH, don't tell ~ but I would like to become a Graveyard Rabbit!
I’ve been reading up on this wonderful group of people, and I’ve decided that it’s definitely what I want to be “when I grow up”!
I feel like six is probably enough for this year, so I’ll leave it at that for today. I'm just so excited that I've finished up with my accounting classes so my after work and weekends will be free to actually work on my genealogy. I feel like I will be able to take a really good shot at my list this year!