Well, that I don’t know! But, I do know that 2012 was full of great genealogy activities for me and I look forward to what this next year will bring. I have not blogged as much as I’d like because I have been busy, yet, I hope that changes in 2013. Check out my wordle for my 2012 blog posts – I do find it particularly telling what I talked about 🙂
What are some of my genealogy highlights from 2012?
- did my WordPress netizen duty and discussed how awesome it is for genealogy in my first web radio shows and online webinars. They were great and I’ll be doing more this year.
- became a member of the Federation of Genealogy Societies’ Education and Website Reviews Committees
- coordinated a very successful indexing group for the 1940 US Census Community Indexing Project
- heard from a woman with family connections to Alex Haley’s Roots family story – amazing!
- met and helped a woman from Spain get better in touch with her Nashville family connections
- practically had a “virtual” family reunion one weekend while my family was having a real one in NC
- learned a co-worker and I had family that knew each other
- found the son of Fisk University’s first Archivist, David Wilson, so the Society of American Archivists could honor Mr. Wilson. Mr. Wilson’s son share pictures that not even Fisk University had!
- saw new pictures of my paternal grandfather
- I even started a spreadsheet tracking my genealogy activities through the year and have managed to keep it up since Jan 2012. It is crazy to see all my effort documented.
What’s in store (that I know of) for 2013?
- We are planning some great database additions for the TNGenWeb and have had a great group of volunteers helping out
- I’ll be doing a webinar as part of the Southern California Genealogical Society’s Jamboree Extension Series
- I am helping with Nashville’s chapter of the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society by building their new website, special projects and helping with the hosting of the national conference this year in Nashville
Along with these things, I continue to be very proud of my involvement with the USGenWeb project and our mission to bring free genealogy online for researchers. I am State Coordinator for TNGenWeb, Asst. State Coordinator and Webmaster for NCGenWeb, and Assistant State Coordinator for FLGenWeb, so when I’m not working on my own stuff, you can find me sharing happily for these groups. 🙂
Bring it on 2013!