Genealogy New Year’s Resolutions for 2016

Since it’s that time of year, here are some ideas for New Year’s resolutions for your genealogy research.

  •  Join a local genealogy group.  There are many to pick from in our area.
  • Interview your oldest relative.
  • Scan photos and documents and store them in the cloud and/or on storage media devices such as an external hard drive, flash drive, etc.
  • Find a substitute genealogy software program if you were using Family Tree Maker.
  • Join an indexing project, either locally or nationally.
  • Upload photos of  family headstones on a site such as  FindAGrave or Billiongraves.
  • Share your genealogy findings with family members.
  • Attend the New York State Family History Conference in Syracuse in September.
  • Take advantage of your home library’s free databases such as Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest, Fold3, Historical New York Times, etc.  Many databases can be accessed at home by using your library barcode.

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