Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year's Resolutions?

I had a bit of fun this afternoon reading the Geneabloggers feed on New Year's resolutions. Some of the resolutions were ones that many of us share, such as the desire to get published, or to join a new society. Others were a little more personal. A lot of us seem to want to research in some obscure location. We definitely have family in some strange locations!
It started me thinking about my own research and what my goals would be. In terms of Connecticut research, it turns out I'm actually headed in the right direction. I'm still exploring lots of different avenues. I tend to jump on to whatever topic interests me. And my distraction has turned out to be a good thing. I've learned a lot about my own family and about Connecticut: I've discovered the mysterious ancestor who captained a ship on the Connecticut River, found a lot of new lines, and learned about periods of history I knew nothing about. I'd never heard of Chatham until about six months ago. Where would I go from here if I had time? Probably to track down a few of those female lines that no one had bothered to trace.
What about you? What are your genealogy resolutions? I'd love to hear.


  1. Happy New Year. Good luck with your resolutions. I hope to switch from my father's side of the family to my mother's side for a while.

  2. Good luck Colleen! After many years of researching just one side of the family, I decided to start working on both. It's been richly rewarding.