It's the beginning of a new year and a great time to get those New Year's resolutions up to date. What better time than now to formally resolve to accomplish some of the genealogy goals you have been thinking of but have been putting off.
In case you need some help, here are a few that would probably find their way onto most of our lists:
>Get organized. File that stack of stuff that has been collecting into appropriate folders, binders, etc. The stack will not get any smaller on its own, and its "stack-ness" places in peril of being lost everything that is in it.
>Go to a genealogy class. Yes, I know you have been to classes already. But you will be surprise what you will pick up from the discussion when you attend a class you have already been to. And our classes change over time. Don't be put off by a familiar title...sign up.
>Read a book on Genealogy. Expand your horizons. It doesn't matter what your background is, you will more than likely learn a trick or two reading about Jewish or African-American or Native-American genealogy. Or what about a book on DNA testing? Are you sure you know what that's all about? You can take this a step further: after you have read the book, write a short review of it for our journal, Pinellas Genealogist.
>Help another genealogist. No matter how small the assistance given may seem to you, it can be huge for the person you have helped. If you need some suggestions about how to extend yourself in this way, contact myself or Pat Leconte at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So there are a few starters as you formulate your own list. Bring together this season of renewal (New Year) with your favorite hobby (genealogy). You will be surprise at what you can accomplish.