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    New Year always gives you the chance to re-assess your Family History research work and set yourself new goals and targets for the following year. In previous years I have stumbled along without a plan or real structure to my research and ended up wasting literally months of my time, on aimless and pointless searches. A few years ago I decided to set myself targets and goals each year, to help me to maintain focus. Not everyone will need this, we all work differently and if you have your own methods and they work for you, then definitely stick to it! I have found that I need a more structured approach, this has benefited me enormously over the recent years. That doesn't mean that you can't dive off down a few rabbit holes every once in a while, thats all part of the fun!

    The key thing of course, before you set yourself new goals, is to review your goals from the previous year, to see how you faired against the target you set yourself.

    Here's my yearly review;

    https://chiddicksfamilytree.com/2021...r-report-2020/
    My Family History Blog Site:

    https://chiddicksfamilytree.com

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    Here are my goals and targets for 2021


    https://chiddicksfamilytree.com/2021...oals-for-2021/

    My Family History Blog Site:

    https://chiddicksfamilytree.com

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Paulc View Post
      Here are my goals and targets for 2021


      https://chiddicksfamilytree.com/2021...oals-for-2021/
      And you still have time to go to work?
      Caroline
      Caroline's Family History Pages
      Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others. Socrates

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      • #4
        Oh my goodness, that's a lot of goals.

        Mine are the 52 ancestors, 52 weeks.
        and
        To try to discover the authenticity of others assertions that George Randolph died 1800 in Lydd, Kent, was a descendant of the Randolph's of Biddenden. I have my doubts, only because I have read a published article following the Biddenden family which asserts that the male line died out within the next generation. This has been a dangling carrot for a few years but I am pretty sure the only way I am going to be able to fully research this is by going to Maidstone archive. So maybe if things get back to some form of normal post vaccines and I have a matching pair of shiny new knee's it may be a possibility that I could be able to confirm or deny this part of my ancestry.
        Bubblebelle x

        FAMILY INTERESTS: Pitts of Sherborne Gloucs. Deaney (Bucks). Pye of Kent. Randolph of Lydd, Kent. Youell of Norfolk and Suffolk. Howe of Lampton. Carden of Bucks.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Caroline View Post

          And you still have time to go to work?
          only sometimes.............shhhhh
          My Family History Blog Site:

          https://chiddicksfamilytree.com

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          • #6
            Originally posted by bubblebelle View Post
            Oh my goodness, that's a lot of goals.

            Mine are the 52 ancestors, 52 weeks.
            and
            To try to discover the authenticity of others assertions that George Randolph died 1800 in Lydd, Kent, was a descendant of the Randolph's of Biddenden. I have my doubts, only because I have read a published article following the Biddenden family which asserts that the male line died out within the next generation. This has been a dangling carrot for a few years but I am pretty sure the only way I am going to be able to fully research this is by going to Maidstone archive. So maybe if things get back to some form of normal post vaccines and I have a matching pair of shiny new knee's it may be a possibility that I could be able to confirm or deny this part of my ancestry.
            Always put more on, allows for some wriggle room then.

            Good luck with your dangling carrot!
            My Family History Blog Site:

            https://chiddicksfamilytree.com

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            • #7
              So how did 2021 end up from a genealogy perspective compared to the goals that I had previously set myself??? Covid obviously impacted on so many of the things that we did or sadly didn't do last year and it will continue to have an impact on our lives moving forwards into 2022. But looking past that for a moment, here's my end of year report.

              https://chiddicksfamilytree.com/2021...r-report-2021/
              My Family History Blog Site:

              https://chiddicksfamilytree.com

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              • #8
                Hi Paul,

                Last year I started using your family sheets for my Dad's paternal side,and it was very helpful. There are far too many Georges in this tree! I was able to find siblings for each generation, and then I began researching the siblings children. Wow ! I found that I wasn't the first person in the family to emigrate, boo hoo. in the mid 1850's one family had left London to go Australia, moved back after ten year and resettled in London for several years and then upped to Omaha, Nebraska and stayed there. Another had settled in South Africa, another in New Zealand.

                This year I am going to use your sheets again for Dad's maternal side, and see who or what pops out of the woodwork.

                But my first goal is to put all the genealogy sites and passwords into a book. Then type up a sheet with the sites on to use as cheat sheet. Hopefully this will mean that I won't have to go back as often wondering if I have looked at the site.

                bcbrit
                George, Uren, Toy - Cornwall. Barrows, Blair, Bowyer, Freeth, Green, Manie - London

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                • #9
                  A new year and a whole new set of genealogy goals! A year of consolidation is the plan……..


                  https://chiddicksfamilytree.com/2022...ear-new-goals/
                  My Family History Blog Site:

                  https://chiddicksfamilytree.com

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                  • #10
                    I haven't set any goals but just filed all the parish records I have taken off either FMP or Ancestry in the last year.

                    I have a spread sheet of all my direct ancestors which I did when working and needs updating. Retired 9 years ago!!

                    Spent the last couple of weeks doing that and just have A B C initials to do. Feel I am getting more organised again.

                    Lin

                    Searching Lowe, Everitt, Hurt and Dunns in Nottingham

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