Monday, December 31, 2012

Looking Back at 2012


Word cloud created at Tagxedo.
Altogether I made 82 posts on this blog during 2012, ten more than posts than in 2011.

Blogging Prompts
Motivation Monday (12 posts)
I managed to post a Motivation Monday post for each month during 2012 to keep track of progress with my goals for 2012.

Tech Tuesday (5 posts)
These Tech Tuesday posts related my impressions of my first smartphone, a Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

Trove Tuesday (10 posts) I really enjoyed taking part in the Trove Tuesday blogging prompt and hope to continue to do so in 2013. Many thanks to Amy of the Branches Leaves & Pollen blog for creating this blogging prompt. Make sure you click through to the Trove Tuesday page on Amy's blog to see a links to other bloggers Trove Tuesday contributions. 

Someone's Ancestor Sunday (2 posts)
Follow Friday (2 posts)

Memes
The Reader Geneameme
Merry Month of May Music Meme

Blogging Series 

Family History Through the Alphabet (27 posts). Thank you very much to Alona of Gould Genealogy for organising this blogging challenge. Make sure you click through to the Gould Genealogy blog for links to the other bloggers who took part in the challenge. 

21st Century Organized Family Historian (2 posts). Michelle Goodrum from The Turning of Generations did a great job with her 21st Century Organized Family Historian series. Make sure you click through to The Turning of Generations to see the series. 

Beyond the Internet (1 post) Pauleen (Cassmob) from Family History Across the Seas did a fantastic job with her Beyond the Internet Series. Make sure you click through to Family History Across the Seas to have a look at Pauleen's 52 weeks worth of posts about family history sources beyond the Internet. 

52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy (4 posts) The 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy series was created by Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog. 

Series of Blog Posts
Galaxy Nexus Series (5 posts)
Genetic Genealogy Journey (5 posts)
During 2012 I continued to participate in the 
Genealogists for Families Kiva Lending Team. Please consider joining the other 210 members of this lending team on Kiva, it is a wonderful way to help people across the world. 

Happy New Year everyone, may 2013 be a happy, safe and blessed year for you and all your loved ones, and may you have many breakthroughs in your genealogy research.

In my next post I will be assessing which of my Goals for 2012 I managed to achieve and I will also create (or perhaps recycle!) some goals for 2013. 

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Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Christmas

To all my relatives near and far, to all my fellow genealogy bloggers and to all who come across my blog for whatever reason, may you and your loved ones have a safe, happy and blessed Christmas. 

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Goals for December 2012

I usually post my goals for the month as a Motivation Monday post on the first Monday of each month. However, as I was unable to do so last Monday I am posting my goals for December now, the first Wedneday of the month.

Thanks to help from my sister, I was able to sort most of the image files in my 'scans to sort' folder during November.  

As I said at the beginning of November, I have other commitments until the end of the year so I am making my goals a little less ambitious. During December I aim to:
  • Reacquaint myself with the features of the various genealogy software products I have on my computer (Legacy 7.5, RootsMagic 4, Family Tree Maker 2012, Family Historian and Personal Historian 2)
  • Finish reading at least one genealogy book.
  • Crop, rename and tag photographs (with tags for names, places, events etc.) from my Photos folder. During December I will aim to do this for all photographs from the folders for the years 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003.  
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