How did you fare in 2012 with your genealogy? Reviewing my genealogical goals for 2012, I see that I fell just a smidge short of the 5 “must do” items that I put on my 2012 calendar page for January 1st. Here’s a review of how I did and what I’m looking to do this year:
1) COMPLETE my CG application – Well, maybe not so bad for this item. I started “my clock” in May and have the binder setup with Req. 1-4 inside. I am rewriting my 2013 goal to complete Req. 5-7 and submit my portfolio.
2) RESTART my research business – This has been a slow process, but I’m making strides in increasing my client workload and other genealogical activities. This blog is one of them!!
3) CREATE my business identity – Jersey Roots Genealogy has been an idea hanging around for awhile, but finally hit the ink through the creation of my FaceBook page and Twitter ID last May. For 2013, I will be continuing to communicate using these tools regularly.
4) REDESIGN genie website – This one is took a lot longer than I thought, but it finally made its online debut early last week. Visit me @ www.jerseyrootsgenealogy.com
5) EDUCATION – enroll in online classes and attend an Institute course. Success can be claimed here. Took a Genetics class and attended Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) in July. Yeah for me! This year, I can already put an online class on the list “Professional Preparation and Practice”, enrolled in IGHR – Course 9: Five Civilized Tribes, and am in month 5 of ProGen Study Group 17. Also, next month I’m looking to add registration for GRIP in July.
While my goals that I’ve list deal mainly with my genealogical business, I have begun a list for the research goals too. Watch for it in February!
So, what are your 2013 genealogical goals?