2016 – Genealogical Goals

Happy New Year to all my readers and Welcome back to the Branches of Time blog.

This post is going to be about goals for 2016 and this will be my first one – Blog more!!! I am actually being quite ambitious in my Blogging this year as not only do I have this one, my professional page, but I have also started a few others concentrating on the four main branches of my family tree. They are as follows:

On my paternal line:

  • Rogers
  • Kenyon

On my maternal line:

  • Lachmund
  • Latham

I’m hoping to update this blog at least three times a week and on each of my family blogs at least once. I have a host of ideas and posts in various stages of drafting to keep me going, well at least for January!

So what other goals do I have for 2016?

  • Genealogy Do Over – A few days ago I downloaded the e-book, Thomas MacEntee’s The Genealogy Do-Over Workbook from Amazon and I am intending to redo my genealogy.  I’m aiming to start with the Rogers line and see how long it takes me. The Genealogy Do-Over system was very popular in 2015 as a 13 week programme, but in this book Thomas is spreading it out over 12 months.
  • Writing – Finish my research on the convicts of the Persian which arrived in Van Diemen’s Land in 1827 with the view to begin writing the first draft manuscript in 2017.
  • Education – Complete ProGen Study Group 26.  The ProGen group has been a wonderful learning experience and I am due to complete it in November 2016.  It will be a busy year full of assignments but it is the first step in looking at either becoming Certified or Accredited internationally so it is something that is very important to me.
  • Personal – Family History – Main Goals
    • Rogers – finish the first family pamphlet on this line detailing the lives of my Grandparents, Sydney Francis Rogers (1915-1976) and June Beryl Kenyon (1923-1970)
    • Kenyon – I have recently discovered the tragic plight of my 2nd great grandmother Frances Stevens (1863-1916) who died in the Kenmore Asylum (family unknown) after being institutionalised for nearly 30 years.  I want to track down what happened to her three daughters, Florence ( my Great Grandmother 1885-1972), Emily (1887-) and Lily (1889) as soon after Frances was taken away, their father Robert was also institutionalised, finally dying in the Gladesville Asylum in 1908.
    • Lachmund – Extend my research into Germany on this line.
    • Latham – Break down a few brick walls in my Latham line and verify my facts around my 2nd great grandparents (William James Latham and Mary Jane Gallagher)

As well as the above goals, I have numerous other projects on the go, plus a tree change move later this month which will mean establishing my business in a new area.

All in all I’m looking forward to the new challenges that await me in 2016 not only personally but professionally.

Exciting times ahead!

 

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4 Responses to 2016 – Genealogical Goals

  1. jrobertcole says:

    Sounds like you have an exciting year ahead of you! Best of luck with all your research and happy holidays from California!

  2. artistamy61 says:

    I just bought the Genealogy Do Over book myself! Your goals sound so similar to my own. Starting my blog at the first of the year is my way of giving my family bits and pieces of our family story as I settle down to write the family history books I’ve been planning. They have been waiting so patiently, and I still have so many ‘little’ things to gather and sort as I start the writing process.

    Best to you!

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