2018 Genealogy New Year’s Resolutions

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 including a new DNA group.
  • 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.
  • Join an indexing project, either locally or nationally.
  • Upload photos of family headstones on a site such as FindAGrave or Billiongraves.
  • Share your family history research with family members.
  • Attend the New York State Family History Conference in Dobbs Ferry in September.
  • Listen to some of the free webinars posted on this blog.
  • Take advantage of your home library’s free databases such as Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest, Historical New York Times, etc. Many databases can be accessed at home by using your library barcode.