Thursday, January 7, 2016

Refusing to say I failed...

I had the goal of doing the "52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks" challenge in 2015.  I did really well for many weeks but managed to only complete 39 Ancestors.  I refuse to say that I failed the challenge.  I may not have completed the challenge in the time allotted, I certainly learned a lot about the 39 or so ancestors I was able to profile.

I will continue to work on profiling and fleshing out my ancestors in the future.  I think blogging as I research actually helps me to see the gaps in records that I may be forgetting.  When I can click on my blog and see the timeline of census records and the information included I'm able to see where I've looked and where I need to go next.

I'm happy to have started the journey for 52 Ancestors and I will not be sad that I did not get to finish it.  I'm going to leave it as is. My goal for this year, 2016, is to work on genealogy one day a week (at least through mid June while I'm still taking classes and interning).  During my one day a week I hope to blog here about my research.  I want to be more organized with my research and have goals and do things that make more sense.  As always, I am also hoping to get somewhere with my brick walls.  Genealogy is my hobby and I LOVE it!