Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: What Are Your 2022 Plans, Goals/Resolutions for Your Genealogy Research?

Happy New Year, Everyone! Tucson’s morning began with buckets of rain coming down – a good thing because we need to add to our 2021 summer rainfall to end our drought – but the sun is shining brightly and the air is comfortably crisp.

Since it is Saturday, it is time to jump into the first SNGF challenge of 2022 from Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings:

1)  It’s the New Year, and many readers and bloggers have already made resolutions, or goals, or plans for one or more tasks or projects.  Or they haven’t yet, but could, or should.

2)  For this SNGF, please tell us what plans you’ve made, or what goals you’ve stated, or what resolutions you’ve averred for 2022.  Writing them down may help you achieve them.  Do one or more as you wish.

I reviewed last year’s goals and pretty much kept the same ones with small revisions, which posted on 28 December 2021.

A quick recap of my 2022 goals:

1. Continue to give back to the genealogy community.

I will continue to scout out photos to re-home. I also plan to actively help those who reach out to me and to offer suggestions and help to others as the opportunities present themselves. Coincidentally, I’ve already actively helped two people who just recently contacted me, so I am on my way with Goal #1.

2. Continue my genealogy education.

I will continue to attend many of the monthly webinars being offered, but I am going to focus more on selected conferences or perhaps an in-depth course or two. .  I will probably not attend any in-person conferences this year, which is a disappointment because I had planned to go to the National Genealogical Society conference in Sacramento, CA this May.

I will decide conference by conference, based on sessions offered, as to which others I will virtually attend in 2022.

3. Clean up my source citations in RootsMagic using RM8. Once I get going, I hope I will be motivated to keep at it since there won’t be any fun travel to disrupt my work! I will be watching the RM8 videos to learn how to navigate the new format. This is the goal that I’ve put off for a couple of years, but now that RM8 is out, I have no more excuses for delaying this painful fun project.

4. Continue to expand the family trees. I really like Jacqi Stevens’s 12 Most Wanted for 22 plan on A Family Tapestry to focus on one family per month to see what new details can be uncovered about the life of that family.

I have already decided on the first two months:

January – Patorai family who might not be Patorais at all
February – Peavler family, who has been ignored for 6 years

I will narrow the focus after I review what I already have documented, with the other 10 months of 2022 to be determined later.  However, my choices will either be brick wall ancestors or family members, who have been long ignored, such as my husband’s Peavler group.

I think my short list will keep me busy throughout the New Year!

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