Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Looking back at 2011

Inspired by GeneaBloggers Open Thread Thursday question ("What Are Your Genealogy Goals and Resolutions for 2012?") and the many blog responses from other Aussie and overseas Geneabloggers, I have decided to create a few of my own genealogy goals for this new year. Before doing so, I will take a look back at 2011. In my next blog post I will write about my goals for 2012.

Looking back at 2011

I did not post to my blog as much as I hope, neither did I keep up with genealogy correspondence as well as I should have. This year I will do better!

Like many genealogists have mentioned on their blogs, I hope I have given time to living family members this past year.

Altogether I made 72 posts on this blog during 2011.

December (4 posts)
November (1 post)
October (6 posts)
September (2 posts)
June (5 posts)
May (3 posts)
April (11 posts)
March (16 posts)
February (12 posts)
January (12 posts)

Meme: The Tech-Savvy Genealogist
Beyond the Internet Geneameme
The Ancestors' Geneameme
99 Things Genealogy Meme - Australian

Blogging Prompts
Sunday's Obituary (1 post)
Someone's Ancestor Sunday (19 posts) (my own invention, see New Blogging Theme - Someone's Ancestor Sunday)
Mappy Monday (1 post)
Tombstone Tuesday (2 posts)
Those Places Thursday
Follow Friday (1 post)
Sorting Saturday (6 posts)
Saturday Night Genealogy Fun (1 post)
52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History (7 posts)

I didn't participate every week for this blogging prompt, but I did participate seven times:
Winter - 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History - Week 2
Radio/Television - 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History - Week 6
Technology - 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History - Week 8
Sounds - 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History - Week 9
Disasters - 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History - Week 10
Movies - 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History - Week 12
Books – 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History - Week 23

Blogging Challenges
Australia Day 2011 - The earliest documentation for my Australian ancestors
Waitangi Day 2011 - My Ancestors Gold Rush to New Zealand - Gilmore, Fullerton, Joyce, Mulhall
Women's History Month participated on 3 days.
St. Patrick's Day - My Irish Ancestors
ANZAC Day - WWI Soldiers from my family tree who gave their lives - Lest we forget

Series of Blog Posts
My Genealogy Web Footprint

Ideas I had and want to follow up later
Trove uncovers a treasure (and a idea for Trove genealogy bloggers)
Australian Church photos on Flickr
New Blogging Theme - Someone's Ancestor Sunday

In 2011 I joined the Genealogists for Families Project on Kiva.

I mostly concentrated on organising my existing research in 2011. The task is still large and ongoing but I will get there.

Happy New Year everyone, may 2012 be a happy, safe and blessed year for you and all your loved ones, and may you have many breakthroughs in your genealogy research.

Copyright © 2012 Australian Genealogy Journeys. Word art created at Tagxedo.


  1. You've had a very productive year Aillin. I like how you've given the links back. Also love that graphic.

  2. I think I need to take a leaf from yoour book and indulge in less babbling on blogs.

    Congrats on a great year.


Your comments are appreciated. Thanks.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...