2023 Goals

It’s the new year. Have you made any new year’s resolutions? While I know I’ve made resolutions in the past. I’ve also broken most of those resolutions. Thus, when other genealogists suggested setting annual goals for my genealogy research, I was skeptical.

While I haven’t met all of my previous goals, I’ve met the majority of them. And they help me focus my research. Last year, I was able to finish updating the research for my 3rd great grandfathers. I also finished updating the descendancy research for those 3rd great grandfathers.

While I would love to dedicate 2023 to my Crawford research, that research will have to be in short spurts since most of it will require visiting an affiliate library. However, I recently became aware of a Crawford Name Study on WikiTree. While I’m definitely a novice at using WikiTree, this study is causing me to improve my knowledge of that platform and to want to expand my Crawford research.

While I’m not going to ‘go all in’ to either WikiTree or Crawford research, I do plan to work on both. Below are my goals for 2023:

  • Continue to use the TreeShare feature of RootsMagic to upload people, events and sources to my Ancestry tree.
  • Go thru my grandparents thru my 3rd great grandparents and make sure that any unique sources, photos or documents that I have are uploaded to FamilySearch.
  • Compare a narrative report for grandparents thru my 3rd great grandparents to the profile on WikiTree and add any additional information and sources to the WikiTree profile.
  • Fill in the ‘blanks’ on my family tree on WikiTree by linking to existing profiles – OR – Create a profile on WikiTree for any of my ancestors that do not exist
  • Update the research of my 4th great grandparents, including their profiles on FamilySearch and WikiTree.
  • Create a free-space page on WikiTree to ‘catalog’ the Crawford related blog posts to share with the Crawford Name Study

Just getting my 4th great grandparents updated will be a time consuming task!