May 30, 2015

2012 Genealogy Goals

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I’m going to do my best to set some attainable goals for my genealogy for next year and actually try to attain them.

Blogging: I’m going to try to include more Wilkerson genealogy articles on this blog.  I have so many about my own family, but perhaps I can get some of Jim’s family to visit and join in some conversations.  I hope to share some family pictures too.  Maybe there are some the family has that they would like to share also?

Family Trees: I need to go through and merge duplicate people.  As someone else said, “that may take me all year”. :)

DAR goal: I’d like to get going and send in my documentation to my DAR Chapter at Ozark Springs, MO to get Richard Osgathorpe (Osgatharp) recognized for his service during the Revolutionary War. I actually have a copy of his pay vouchers.  I think I stand a very good chance of getting him in the roll of Patriots.

That’s about the gist of my goals. I think those three will be time-consuming enough, don’t you?   What are your genealogy-related goals for next year?

 

Enter To Win 100 Free Color Print Postcards!

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Who: NextDayFlyers.com is making this offer available through my blog.  They are located in Rancho Domingo, CA and have been in business for over 10 years and one of their many services is postcard printing for your special needs.

What: To the winner, chosen by me using Random.org, they will help you make 100 4 X 6 inch custom postcards, full color on one side, black and white on the other. Entrants are limited to the continental United States.

How To Enter: Please leave a comment telling me how you will use the postcards, along with your email address. Duplicate entries will be discarded. When I have chosen the winner I will contact NextDayFlyers with your information and they will fulfill your order by setting up an account with the credit in place.

Start and Stop Dates: Begins – Wednesday, May 17, 2011 and runs through Wednesday, May 24, 2011.  The winner will be chosen the 25th and you should expect an email from me that same day. (I’m in the Pacific Daylight Time Zone).

Here are some excellent ideas for ways you might use the postcards:

Announcement: Baby, graduation, family reunion, birthday party, Father’s Day, Save the Date, an anniversary, wedding or baby shower, etc.

Genealogy: Put a family photo on one side, and ask for additional family information on the other; share a full color family tree and send to cousins and kin; make a collage of your military heroes to share with family.

Thank you very much to NextDayFlyers.com for making this giveaway possible!

Tell me what you might do with your postcards! I’m looking forward to your comments. :)

Visit The GenealogyLuv Store And Start Customizing!

 

I have a new store on Zazzle! It’s called GenealogyLuv. I’m slowly adding some new sections as I go along, but I wanted to show you my latest creation.  What could be more useful than a binder for your genealogy things?  The best part is, the design(s) can be customized.  Like with the binder, you can add a surname to the front, or say it’s for photos, a scrapbook…anything!

There’s more in the store…Go see!

Two Genealogy Tips On Tuesday

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The title sounds catchy, but if I come up with more than two, I’m not changing it!

Fill Our Your Profiles!

Here’s the first one:  Fill out your profiles on sites such as Ancestry.  It doesn’t take that long to type in your name, add a profile photo, etc.  I am currently exchanging messages with a very nice lady who is probably a cousin, her name sounds familiar, but she has not yet filled out that profile so I’m left scratching my head and wondering how I connect. Which leads me to tip number two.

The Home Person In Your Family Tree – Shouldn’t It Be You?

On Ancestry, if you have uploaded a GEDCOM (privatized, of course) you have the option of making yourself the home person.  This just makes sense since you’re the one who uploaded the file and will be sharing it with the world.  People would like to know who the owner is and this is another easy thing to do.

I’ve said it many times before, but I’ll say it again: Genealogical research is all about connecting. Connecting with people, connecting your family trees, and even connecting your profiles. I don’t know how long it’s taken me, but I always take the time to connect my social networking sites to one another.  When I sign up for a new site I take the time to add them.  Genealogy isn’t for hermits, is it?