Sunday, December 27, 2009

My 2010 Genealogy Resolutions

This year is almost over, and that means that it is time for me to make my New Year's resolutions for 2010. As you probably noticed from my post on this year's results, I did not succeed in my goals this year, but I hope I will accomplish more in 2010. Here are my resolutions for 2010:
  1. Order William Oswalt's Civil War pension file. I ordered Benjamin's pension file, but I didn't do so for William. Hopefully, I'll be able to that in the upcoming year, and I hope I will be able to determine if my ancestor is related to William.
  2. Research the tax records of Saint Joseph County, Michigan to obtain more information on my Oswalt, Detwiler, Stout and Havens-Mandigo families.
  3. Order a microfilm of a Manchester, England church records for a marriage record of an ancestor.
  4. Locate the German birthplace or home town for my ancestor, Carl.
  5. Obtain Anton's naturalization record.
  6. Determine who are the parents of my great-grandfather.
  7. Uncover Adam's religious affiliation. I do not know what church Adam attended except that it was a Protestant church, but I'll need to figure out what church he or his family attended so that I can continue researching my Oswalt ancestors.
  8. Obtain or order more records from Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania to continue researching my ancestors from those counties.
Well, those are my goals for 2010. I don't know how much I will be able to accomplish because of school and because I need to spend my time researching for my Master's thesis. If I am able to accomplish one of those goals by the end of 2010, I'll be happy with my progress. Stay tuned for future updates on my goals ... Enjoy!


Dorene from Ohio said...

What ambitious goals! Good luck!!

J.M. said...

Ambitious goals, but specific ones. The key to succes!

Good luck in 2010!