Thursday, January 26, 2012

Have you got a Genealogy Bucket List?

Jill Bell, author of the Geniaus blog, wrote about creating a genealogy "bucket list" yesterday. She's preparing for a trip to Salt Lake City and RootsTech2012 as an official blogger. Here's her suggested list of questions to use in creating your list:

The list should be annotated in the following manner:
 
Things you would like to do or find: Bold Type
Things you haven’t done or found and don’t care to: plain type
You are encouraged to add extra comments after each item
 
  1.      1.  The genealogy conference I would most like to attend is...
  2.      2.  The genealogy speaker I would most like to hear and see is...
  3. The geneablogger I would most like to meet in person is...
  4. The genealogy writer I would most like to have dinner with is...
  5. The genealogy lecture I would most like to present is....
  6. I would like to go on a genealogy cruise that visits....
  7. The photo I would most like to find is...
  8. The repository in a foreign land I would most like to visit is...
  9. The place of worship I would most like to visit is...
  10. The cemetery I would most like to visit is ......
  11. The ancestral town or village I would most like to visit is......
  12. The brick wall I most want to smash is...
  13. The piece of software I most want to buy is....
  14. The tech toy I want to purchase next is .....
  15. The expensive book I would most like to buy is...
  16. The library I would most like to visit is.....
  17. The genealogy related book I would most like to write is....
  18. The genealogy blog I would most like to start would be about....
  19. The journal article I would most like to write would be about...
  20. The ancestor I most want to meet in the afterlife is....

Is there anything else on your Genealogy Bucket List?
 
 
A number of bloggers have posted their bucket lists. You can see their responses (and Jill's) at
 
What does your bucket list look like?
How can completing such a list help you organize your genealogy research?
 

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