I am a disaster at keeping up with New Year’s Resolutions. Like everyone else, everywhere. I have already begun my resolution to lose my ten “oh my God how did I gain that much in the last year?!?” pounds…and we’ll see how long that enthusiasm lasts.
I do think it’s worthwhile to set down a few genealogical resolutions, though, and to check back at my progress every once in a while. Not too many, but enough to accomplish and enough to move me ahead in my research–or at least to secure the research that I’ve already accomplished.
Resolution 1): I will purchase a scanner and scan in all the newly discovered photos from my grandfather’s closet
Resolution 2): I will purchase some sort of external hard drive on which I can back up all of my genealogical information
Resolution 3): I will preserve my newly-acquired stash of family textiles
Resolution 4): I will stop researching for as long as it takes me to enter what I already have into RootsMagic (yeah right!)
Resolution 5): I will make one trip to Niagara Falls to find land deeds and naturalization records.
There. That felt better.
Postcard image from Northern Neck of Virginia Postcards Page