Welcome to 2017

Happy New Year!

2016 was a busy year and I must admit the past week I slowed down a little and only did the bare essentials to get through. Tomorrow is a Public Holiday and then on Tuesday I’ll get back into the working year with client reports to write and research to be done.

Even though I’ve given myself a small break, I’ve kept up with the blogs that I follow and a pattern I discovered was that many of my Genie friends were making New Year’s Resolutions. Generally, I’m not one to make resolutions but it did get me thinking about what I wanted to achieve in my personal family history.

Like everyone, there are a few brick walls in my family history so this year I’ve come up with a plan (not a resolution!) that will hopefully help me extend my research back some generations and smash through those brick walls.

I’m going to concentrate on my second great grandparents, one surname a month, and not look at other ones, no matter how tempting they are! These are the surnames I will be researching for 2017:

January – Rogers
February – Roulent
March – Gannon
April – Raymond
May – Kenyon
June – Graham
July – Elms
August – Stevens
September – Lachmund
October – Dunphy
November – O’Regan
December – Wright

If I stick to this list, it means I won’t actively research my Latham/Dixon line for the next twelve months but as I have already begun sharing stories about this family, it will be good to concentrate on others for awhile.

As I make discoveries, I look forward to sharing the stories of other ancestors in my family.

Have you made a New Year’s Resolution for your Genealogy this year? Let me know in the comments.

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