Monday, December 5, 2011

Motivation Monday ~ December 2011 Goals

December is a time for making lists ~ Santa does it (naughty or nice), children and many adults do it (letters to Santa with hopes & wishes, and maybe an excuse or two).  A few genealogists out there are also making lists.  Their monthly genealogy goals provide a method of pondering, planning and publishing their goals for the month.  Check out these blogs for some inspiration and then take a few moments to make your list and share it with the rest of us.

Corn And Cotton: My Family's Story ~ Stephanie provides a nice overview with one small goal, one bigger goal, one long-term goal, and the dreaded previous month in review (keeping it honest).
Finding Our Ancestors ~ Terri gives a shoutout to Stephanie and lists her seven goals for December (I'm impressed as it sounds like she is going to be busy!).
Tonia's Roots ~ A quick search of "motivation" at Tonia's blog shows you her monthly to-dos and weekly updates.
Ancestrally Challenged ~ Dee has decided to set a monthly goal of focusing on one locality each month and drafting a research plan so she will be ready for any distant research trips that come her way.

Publishing your list is a great start.  Working through your list and sharing your progress is a great motivator.  Checking those goals off your list in 2012 will be a great finish.  It might be fun to "kick it up a notch" by hanging out with each other on a monthly basis with Google+ Hangouts.  What do you say ~ want to hangout and encourage each other during 2012?

December is a busy month, so I'm going to start out slow (you know "slow but steady wins the race").  Here's my list.

  1. Blog once a week during December
  2. Go through my Legacy genealogy program to check/clean up my Master Lists
    1. Surnames
    2. Locations
    3. Sources  
  3. Review my 2011 genealogy goals and grade myself ~ what got started, what got done, what I need to focus in 2012 ~ and start planning my 2012 genealogy goals.

Ready, Set, Go!

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the shout out! I am envious of your goals. I need to clean up my Reunion database and my ancestry tree, but the thought of that is that it is a huge job. So, I let it set and wait. Maybe over the long winter months, but I doubt it! Good luck with your goals!


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