Last Christmas, I went to lunch with The Family Curator and we got to talking about genealogy goals. In the end, we each came up with three goals for the new year and made a buddy pact to follow through with our plans. I blogged about mine here. Denise blogged about hers here.
We each came up with 1 research goal, 1 writing goal and 1 organizational goal.
Denise already posted her 2011 year-end report.
How did I do? Well...
Research goal: determine the name of my maternal grandmother's maternal grandmother. Everyone has 16 great-great grandparents, and I only knew 15 of mine. This goal was a tad scary because I had to cross the pond and research Austria and Hungary. I am pleased to say that I accomplished this goal. I was also able to tell my own grandmother the name of her grandmother. It was very rewarding.
Writing goal: write an e-book. Result? BOOYAH! Mission accomplished.
Organizational goal: get all the stuff in my notebooks scanned. What is the opposite of finished? Because that's where I ended up with this goal. I had good intentions, but we got a new printer/scanner and it hates me. Also, my professional life really picked up in the last half of the year, and that's when my scanning was penciled in. I decided getting paid to do genealogy was better.
So there you go. 2 out of 3 ain't bad.
To be perfectly honest, the thought of researching Hungarian records was way scarier than writing an e-book. I did both! Woo-hoo!
So what about you? Did you meet your 2011 goals? Are you interested in a new set for 2012?
You know I have a new set of goals for 2012 and they'll be published soon, so why don't you join me?