Reviewing My 2012 Goals

I was looking through a journal the other day and came across my 2012 goals. They are posted below. I came a long way this year and what I accomplished is in red. Things I added to the list as the year progressed are in blue. I guess it’s time to put some 2013 goals together!

I think 2012 is going to be a fabulous year. A lot has happened since I wrote my 2011 goals so I believe 2012 is going to be a year of major changes. Here are my goals.

  1. Launch my redesigned website.
  2. Publish two books on Kids Genealogy Lessons. One for elementary aged students and one for high school aged students.  And also a book for adults and one for genealogy societies.
  3. Work on a couple of other book ideas. **I started the outlines for two books to be released in 2013.
  4. Continue to blog and write articles for
  5.  Encourage my clients to create family history books. Several are doing this already based on research I am conducting.
  6. Continue to volunteer with genealogy societies.
  7. Finish the NGS Home Study Course by April 2012. **Almost but not quite. I put it aside to finish other projects.
  8. Finish ProGen Study Group in April 2012.
  9. Present at the DuPage County (IL) Genealogical Society and Fountaindale Library’s general meetings in January and February.
  10. Attend and present at the DuPage County (IL) Genealogical Society Conference in February.
  11. Attend and present at Genealogy Day at the Fountaindale Library in April.
  12. Attend the NGS Conference in May.
  13. Attend the FGS Conference in August.
  14. Attend the ISGS Conference in October. I am assisting with the Kids committee.
  15. Work more Missouri research into my business.
  16. Continue writing articles to submit to various genealogical journals.
  17. Write for at least one new journal in 2012.
  18. Publish at least one new tip sheet.
  19. Continue to bring new people into the world of genealogy both online and in real life.
  20. Start writing my family’s history to compile into a book.
  21. Write a course for the National Institute of Genealogical Studies. I wrote one and am starting another one.
  22. Present at various libraries and genealogy societies. Increase those bookings in 2013.
  23. Wrote three new lectures.
  24. Presented at the Conference on Illinois History in October in Springfield, IL.
  25. Co-Founded The In-Depth Genealogist with Stephanie Pitcher Fishman and Terri O’Connell.
  26. Wrote an in-depth set of family history books for a client complete with data analysis and a photo book.
  27. Pitched an idea to create a new genealogy position for myself in the Chicago area. **More on this in 2013.

There may be other things I can’t think of right now but I think that list is pretty impressive. 2013 will absolutely top this though as I have some major projects in the works.

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2 thoughts on “Reviewing My 2012 Goals

  1. Stephanie Pitcher Fishman

    You did a great job! I can’t wait to see what 2013 brings for you.

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