Have you set a goal for yourself and your genealogy for 2015? Are you going to research one line? Maybe find documents to support a family story. Or maybe you want to start writing your family history.
I still like to learn new things relating to my genealogy. I am going to the National Archives in Kansas City this week for a workshop on the Alien Files (A-Files) these contain U.S. immigration documents generated and collected since the mid-20th century. they include visas, photographs, applications, affidavits and correspondence. There is another workshop I am looking forward to at the National Archives in Kansas City – “Township, Section, Range: Looking at Land Records”. I found where some of my family came from in Ireland by using land records!
I am also going to the Mid-West Genealogical Library’s Spring Seminar in Independence Missouri. Paul Milner is the main speaker and he is an expert in British Isles research. This is a chance for me to learn a little about my Scottish and Welsh ancestors!
I am also going to the National Genealogy Conference in St. Charles in May. I am really looking forward to this also.
My main goal this year is to organize my family photos! I am scanning the older photos and putting names on photos. It is the end of January and my desk is almost cleaned off! One big reward was I found a photo of my father in his Navy uniform that I have been looking for! I think this might be the year that I get those photos organized!!
Now what is your goal for 2015?