Sunday, January 9, 2011

My 2011 Genealogy Resolutions

Although I have missed the deadline to submit my genealogy resolutions for the upcoming edition of the Carnival of Genealogy, I've decided to still post my resolutions for 2011. So, here are my goals:
  1. Order William Oswalt's Civil War pension file. (Well, his widow's pension file, to be exact.) Yes, this is a repeat from last year's resolutions, but I still want to obtain the file in order to strengthen the connection between him and my ancestor, Adam.
  2. Obtain Anton's naturalization papers. (Yes, this is another repeat, but I can't move any farther back without uncovering the information in the papers.)
  3. Contact the Church where my ancestors, Carl and Anna, married (if the church still exists) to see if the church's records list the names or birthplace of Carl.
  4. Visit the State Archives of Michigan to see if I can obtain any further naturalization documents on Carl, or see if Fred Klippel became a naturalized citizen.
  5. Order microfilms of various Lancashire, England parish records to continue my research.
  6. Make or strengthen the connection between Joseph Stout and the couple I believe to be his parents.
  7. Order more microfilms of records from Trippstadt, Gelnhausen and Bobenheim am Berg, Germany.
  8. Order more microfilms of records from Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.
  9. Visit Saint Joseph County, Michigan to do additional research on my lines from that area. There are still some records in the county that I haven't gone through, and I am hoping I might find more information on my ancestors who lived in that county.
  10. Look for the marriage record for John's third marriage. I haven't been able to find the marriage record yet, and I want to see if I can find any information on John's third wife.

Well, I think ten goals are enough. I'll be quite busy this upcoming semester, so I probably will not be able to do any research before the summer. If I can fulfill even one or two of my goals, I think it would be an accomplishment. Stay tuned for my progress later this year, and until then, enjoy!