Monday, December 27, 2010

101st Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy, My Genealogy Research/Writing Plan for 2011.

Copyright 2010, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

Jasia, aka, Creative Gene, has issued the challenge for her 101st Carnival of Genealogy:

Figure out what you think you can accomplish in 2011 and write it up on your blog, your genealogy research/writing plan for 2011.

For someone who for some unknown reason has found that she is living her life from minute to minute, hour by hour, day by day, and someone who has found she has trouble lately planning even the grocery trip, this could turn out to be quite difficult.  Can I actually plan what I would like to accomplish in 2011?  I also have this "eyes are bigger than her tummy" syndrome, so being realistic is, well, hard.

Lets give it a shot tho, with the disclaimer that these are hopes, and not set in stone, and being a gal, I reserve the right to change my mind, once, twice or more.

1.  Publish one, or more, cemetery/burial books for the Lenawee County Family Researchers.

2.  Figure out, finally, how to get all this Lashbrook data/book/stuff/collection into the hands of the other researchers/descendants that are so patiently waiting (this was on last years list too, sighhhh).

3.  Salt Lake City (need I say more??) to research, research, research.  This one item requires a bunch of organization and review of all the files I have tucked into Tana, here and there.  Shhh, don't tell Man how many I actually hid in here!  Prep work is a required necessity if we actually get to SLC.


4.  Always on my list, although technically not what I want to accomplish as far as research or writing, these need to be done and do help the writing:  scan documents and photos, clean files, organize the office.  Seeing that I left my office at the stick built in worse condition at the end of 2010 than it was at the beginning of 2010, just organizing the office is a monumental undertaking.  I did, however, clean out a few (VERY few) files this last year.


That's it, I don't dare contemplate any more than that.  Now, where are those files on the Halterman family I stashed somewhere here in Tana?

* Graphics both from sources unknown, long forgotten, apologies to the artists.


Greta Koehl said...

I also have that "eyes bigger than tummy" thing. I'm hoping not to go overboard, but come up with some realistic goals that will get me going at a steady pace, with some real progress. Good luck with your goals, and I hope you do get to do some good research in SLC.

Cindy Bergeron Scherwinski said...

Can you feel the love? I can so relate to your post - now to come up with a realistic play of my own for 2011.

Barbara Poole said...

I have a feeling you will accomplish all your goals. Maybe Greta and I can dream about meeting you in SLC. No resolutions for me, but good luck with yours.

Nolichucky Roots said...

I'm going to really, really try to be realistic as well. Don't place money on it, however! I'm still recovering from my big eyes over Christmas.

Lisa Wallen Logsdon said...

Always love your sense of humor Carol, great post! I am working on organizing my office's needed it for at least 8 or 9 years now so you can just imagine. And it's not just genealogy but my husband's business and our personal stuff too. It was created from the largest bedroom in the house but it is impossibly cramped now so I must find a way to downsize. I wish us both success!

Janice said...


I used to have a life too, and then well someone made a Christmas wish... :) A very nice article by the way.

J at Cow Hampshire