Last year, I only had 41 posts. This is in comparison to 109 in 2015, 79 in 2014, 76 in 2013, and 77 in 2012. I may have had a bit of burnout after 2015.
Some highlights of 2016 were
- My trips to the New England Genealogical and Historical Society for research
- My trips to the Maine State Library in Augusta.
- Renewed my membership in the Maine Genealogical Society AND attended two special events where I got to hear Joshua Taylor and Judy Russell impart their wisdom. I strengthened my connections with other Maine genealogists. I still haven't made it to a monthly meeting of the Greater Portland Chapter but perhaps I can do that at least a few times this year.
- Went to more cemeteries than any previous year, created Findagrave memorials for my ancestors and others and filled some photo requests.
- Took over as treasurer of the Middle Intervale Cemetery Association. This cemetery has many of my ancestors including 5 direct line generations of Carters.
- Two other events kept me busy this year will be of interest to future generations - my son, Josh, got married in June and my second grandson, Andrew Elias Taylor, was born in August.
- 80 blog posts
- Attend more genealogy events, including monthly meetings of the local Maine chapter
- Continue to travel to cemeteries and photograph for myself and others
- Go to NEHGS several times for research
- Go to the Maine State Library several times for research
- Continue to add citations to my database
- Learn more about DNA and its use in genealogy
- Get a genealogy club going at the high school/continue to help others learn about genealogy
Of course, I need to fit this all in around my work demands. That is definitely what puts the biggest obstacles up for me!
Check out some posts that I didn't promote on Facebook because I got sidetracked and wasn't paying attention to my blog.