- Visit the South Carolina State Archive. This archive is only a few hundred miles away in next-door South Carolina, but I haven't been able to get in a visit. And when I finally do get there, I'll need a few weeks! More than half of my Great-Great Grandparents are from South Carolina and I've about exhausted current online records.
- Find and DNA test multiple Albea family cousins. I've started an Albea / Alby Surname DNA group, but so far only have one sample: my uncle. I'd like to find a few cousins who can trance their ancestry back to different Albea generations. This was a difficult line to trace and if I can test cousins back through the generations, I'll be able to confirm my research - and maybe find out where in Europe the Albea family comes from.
- Visit the Family History Library. I don't think I need to explain this one - I just need the money to do it. I've considered buying into one of the research trips organized by genealogy companies or societies to save money.
- Attend all of the national genealogical conferences. I don't want, or necessarily need, to do this all in one year. However, I do want to attend conferences such as NGS, FGS, RootsTech, etc.
- Work in/Volunteer in a library or archive. I'd love to be able to help others with their research.
- Pass my passion along to a family member. I hope that when I'm gone my research will find a home with someone else - and not end up in the trash.
02 July 2011
SNGF: My Genealogical Bucket List
Over at Genea-Musings, Randy posted his Genealogical Bucket List and challenged everyone else to do the same. There are so many things I want/need to do for my research, but I'll try to narrow it down in order of importance for my current research strategies.