A review of the statistics I am most interested in:
|Number of Individuals||624||869||+245|
|Number of Families||230||319||+89|
I completed 55 Blog Posts with over 18,000 page views.
I’ve connected with 2 new cousins as a result of DNA. (One cousin I still need to determine the paper connection.)
I’ve located through researching and connected with 6 new distant cousins.
I’ve met 3 new 3rd cousins.
I’ve reconnected with 2 - 2nd cousins.Goals for next year:
I decided I would print out a new Legacy Fan Chart for 7 generations to look at how many places I have empty where I do not know the names of my ancestors. Looks like I’m doing pretty well out to 5 generations (4 places empty) but the 6th generation has a lot of gaps (40 places empty-UGH!). I think I would like to concentrate this year on seeing how many of the gaps I can fill in during 2017.
Along with my research this year I will continue to edit the transcribed version of Carrie’s Letters. I’m currently working on an index of all the people Carrie mentions in her letters (to date I have about 390 people).
In summary, I think it’s been a good year for research and a great year for people connection (My favorite). I’ve learned so much more about my ancestors then I ever thought possible. I look forward to the new things I will find this year and the new people I will meet along the way. I greatly appreciate those of you that read my blog and encourage my research!
Thank-you Diane for reminding us to take a look back to see our accomplishments! Life gets so busy that this really helps us see that we have accomplished a lot more then we think we did.
Happy New Year!! Have a great year researching your Family Tree!
If you have any corrections or additions or stories to share I look forward to hearing them.
Enjoy the journey,