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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Genealogy Goals for 2011

Well another year over and new one about to begin. What will 2011 bring for us? Here are a few of my resolutions...
1. Volunteer via
            Every time I log on the site I found more and more leads. From my gr-gr-grandmother's death cert to finding family in the RI Census, I love this site. It is going to be exciting to see what documents they extract next. My goal is to volunteer twice a month...a doable goal since I'm on there often.

2. Attend a genealogy conference.
     My favorite conference is the New England Regional Genealogy Conference. This year it will be held in Springfield, MA. Visit for more information.

3. Give back to others.
      I like genealogy so when I can I try to help others.

4. Share my genealogy with others.
     I'm blogging this and have started blogging my family tree. My goal is to blog two family members a month. I have another blog site where I have blogged my grandparents except for my paternal grandmother. She is next. I've included online sites where I found the information about them.

5. Complete my first chapter for my Civil War uncles. As I mentioned in an earlier blog, I found some great information on my family in town records. I'm now working on compiling information about them through a variety of sources. Stay tuned for this one.

These are my genealogy goals and I hope to keep to them.
Happy 2011 everyone and may your genealogy searches be successful.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Medical Genealogy Information

Last week my lady friends and I got together for our holiday celebrations. During the course of our conversation, my friend Diana, mentined that she keep a medical genealogy with her for visits to doctors. After inquirying about the information, she pulled out her medical profile. She updates it twice a year and lists every medical event that pertains to her.
Some things she includes are her medications, medical events, and her last visits to her doctors. She has a medical outline of her family on the back including the age of her relatives and their cause of death.
She states that the receptionists are always impressed and it makes her visits to old and new doctors go smoothly. Best of all she keeps the newest one with her at all times.
It's snowing's a good time to create one!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tonight's meeting

The folks at Ocean County Genealogy Society out did themselves again! As I mentioned in my previous post the theme of their meeting was gift ideas. I saw some great ideas...from calendars to books to mouse pads to ornaments. I am inspired!

My genie pal made a beautiful ornament with her grandmother's picture in the middle. On the back of the ornament was basic genealogical information about her grandmother. Another member made gorgeous victorian ornaments that would make anyone envious!

I loved the tribute to "Uncle Bill", the WWII soilder who died five years ago. Each year since his death, his nephews go to a local VFW, place his picture and a glass of beer on the table and honor their family hero. They take pictures of the event and distribute pictures of the event via CDs to famiy members. What had started out with three people has now grown to a huge family event!

There were so many other good ideas! (placemats of family for the little tikes!)

If you are ever in Toms River on the first Wednesday, stop by and see this fabulous group!