Last year is almost a blur to me. I feel like I accomplished very little due to all of the medical problems we faced in our home. I ended up being mostly a nurse for the first part of the year then got heavily into my business of Vinyl for the last part of the year. I seemed to put aside a lot of my genealogy because there just wasn't any time left.
I have so many projects that I want to do but I am feeling somewhat overwhelmed. I have this genealogy project in mind but have not figured out exactly how I want to go about doing it. I have put it on my "Goals for the NewYear". It seems like ages since I pulled up my genealogy and actually did work on my lines. I taught a bunch of classes in our Family History Center, I started a Genealogy Blog for those needing help, and I have helped my husband get started in Indexing, but I have not done anything for myself - for MY ancestors. So that is my goal. I am going to do this project that I have had in my mind for years now. This is the year to do it.
So if I state the project will that help me to actually start and complete the project? I hope so. Here is my plan. I know many people make books of their ancestors, and that is what I want to do. I don't want just a book, I want a video that goes with it. Many years ago I taped several of my relatives talking about their ancestors. I have these in audio form. For Christmas I bought my mom a digital tape recorder and my daughter interviewed her while visiting for the holiday. My goal is to get my pictures, stories, tapes, and anything else I can find, together in a book and DVD to share with my family. My goal is to get it done this year. I still have all of my other things in my life but I am now going to put this as a top priority.
I would love to gather your ideas and post them here. If you have done something like this and would like to share, please comment on this blog and I will contact you for more details. I would love pictures too!