Monday, January 23, 2017

2017 Goals

I've had my goals for 2017 bouncing around in my head since late December, but I do need to get them in writing. I'm a little late, but it's still January, so this has to count for something, right?!  This year I want to focus on organizing my paper files, honing my writing skills, and solving a couple of complex research problems.


  • Organize paper documents for each direct line ancestor. Scan documents, create source citations, and document in Legacy. Toss or file papers.
  • Index and summarize pension file for Arthur Beem (this is such a huge file that it deserves its own place on the to-do list)
  • Organize paper documents for siblings of direct line ancestors through the 2nd-great-grandparents. Follow same process as with direct line ancestors.


  • Proof statements for each direct line ancestor. Topics: relationship to father, relationship to mother, birth, marriage, death. Copy to Legacy & Evernote.
  • Research plans for any missing parts of the proof statements for each direct line ancestor
  • Two weekly blog posts
  • Proof statements & research plans for siblings of direct line ancestors through great-grandparents


  • Determine where Joseph Horton lived before moving to Tennessee
  • Continue to research the lives of Rebecca & Elizabeth Horton. Why didn't they marry? What happened to their land? Are there any candidates for the fathers of their children?
  • Research William Cail's FAN club to determine family relationships
  • Identify Richard Green's family in New Jersey


What about you? Have you written any goals for 2017? Feel free to share in a comment! 

1 comment:

  1. Great list of goals. Hope you have a wonderful, genealogically successful 2017!