Friday, December 31, 2010

Resolutions 2011

res o lu tion (noun)
A resolve or determination: to make a firm resolution to do something.
The act of resolving or determining upon an action or course of action, method, procedure, etc.
The mental state or quality of being resolved or resolute; firmness of purpose.
A solution, accommodation, or settling of a problem, controversy, etc.

Source: resolution. Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. (accessed: January 01, 2009).

The topic for the 101st Carnival of Genealogy is My genealogy research/writing plan for 2011. Without further ado, here is my plan:

1. Finish my 52 Weeks of Online American Digital Archives and Databases series. And when I'm done, I want to expand them into an eBook. I also want to continue adding to my Online Historical Newspapers and Online Historical Directories websites. (writing)

2. Visit my local Family History Center and delve into Levi Edward McLallin and Clarissa Cleveland. My life has gotten so busy, I haven't visited the FHC in ages. I would love to pursue Levi's and Clarissa's ancestries back at least one more generation. (research)

3. Find every ancestor on every U.S. Federal Census possible, download the image, add the info to my database, and cite my sources correctly. Sounds like a huge goal, but I've already begun it using Google Docs' spreadsheets. (organization)

4. Get my resume updated and use contacts and social media to get the word out to the public about my presentations. (speaking)

I'm keeping my goals simple this year, because I've found from last year that the simpler they are and the shorter the list, the more likely they are to happen!


Tonia said...

Great idea to package your 52 weeks series into an e-book!

Good luck in 2011!

Joan said...

I too liked your idea for the e-book! A chapter a week and Voila--T'is done.

BTW I really like what you have done with your blog set up. Perhaps, I could call sometime and talk to you about how you organized and did the set-up. Very nice.

Family Curator said...

I like your goals! And agree, better to keep a few and focus. Hope to see you again this year and swap a few stories.

Miriam said...

Thank you, Tonia and Joan...I hope to produce the eBook later on in the year.

Denise, I would love to get together with you again, but I am not going to be able to make it to Jamboree in 2011...hopefully in 2012, though!

Gini said...

Miriam~ 2010 was very much a tough year for many of us...and I for one am praying that 2011 is much better.

I do know that 2010 taught me some hard lessons and has made me a stronger person.

I wish you and everyone a blessed 2011 filled with hope, laughter, love and success in all our genealogical endeavors. Thank you for thinking of us and caring. I look forward to your e-book...what a great idea! Happy New Year Miriam.

Julie Cahill Tarr said...

Great goals. Hope you are able to accomplish everything you set out to do in 2011.

Janice said...

I like the book idea too. It could be printed and electronic (pdf maybe!) A very nice article

Jan at Cow Hampshire

Miriam said...

Gini, Julie, Janice: Thank you for dropping by and leaving your kind words. Happy New Year!