As the end of the year approaches I realize I did pretty well in accomplishing my genealogy goals. Those goals and the final report in bold is listed below:
· Produce a monograph of the Hardenbrook family 1830 – 1930. I have so much interesting information written up on this family during these years it is time to share with others during research in Seneca and Cayuga County, NY. Almost done. I am doing a read through to find any critical holes in the write-up and data, as well as making sure all citations are complete.
· Produce a monograph of the Shepard family for my cousin. I have sorted through the two suitcases. I will scan photos, research this family, write up what I find and return the material to my cousin in an acid free archival box by Christmas 2011. Done. I produced a monograph and presented it to my aunt on Mother’s Day. I am glad I did as she died on July 27.
· Continue to share genealogical research information through my blog. Done!
· Develop the 1880-1889 Newtown Death Database from vital records book held at the town clerk’s office. (The 1890-1899 Newtown Death database was developed in 2010; an article has been submitted about the importance of this database to the February 2011 issue of Connecticut Ancestry). Not accomplished.
· Continue to search for descendants of Elizabeth Nunn Siebert. Worked on, but still no further success with this family.
· Attend the NERGC Conference in April 2011. Done.
· Provide Tompkins County Rootsweb (http://nytompki.org/) with transcribed material. From the Shepard family suitcases I have retrieved a number of Ithaca Journals in which I have saved the obits and will transcribe for this site as I have done in the past. Done.
· Keep a journal. Done.
Over the next few days I will evaluate my genealogy research and set new goals for 2012. Happy searching!