2016 New Year’s Resolution – Organize My Genealogy!


With 2016 just around the corner, I am thinking about New Year’s Resolutions for my genealogy life (plus other areas).  The start of a new year seems to be the perfect time to focus on organizing those mounds of loose papers and files.  I have “started organizing” them several times.  It sometimes feels like I have reorganized so many times that I am unsure what I have, much less where I put it.

Organizing my genealogy is a MUST-DO and is number one for my genealogy New Year’s Resolutions!

Lucky for me — and others like me — Thomas MacEntee over at Geneabloggers is offering great assistance and a plan with a monthly focus over the 2016 year.

During 2015,  MacEntee had released several “weekly” topics/lessons to help family researchers hit the “RESET” button and clean-up accumulated pieces.  I really wanted to do this – but failed miserably – probably due to the pace of the topics (weekly) and the juggling of the rest of my life (full-time job and family).  I am hoping that a year’s plan with a monthly topic is the answer.  It should provide the added emphasis that I need, at a reasonable pace.

MacEntee’s long awaited Genealogy Do-Over Workbook  will be available through Amazon.com on Monday, December 28th. A Kindle version should be available for about $5.99, making it a “must have”.   This will be a wonderful resource to help me get a jumpstart on the plan.

Then starting Friday, January 1, 2016, at the Genealogy Do-Over Blog  , MacEntee will be posting a lesson/topic  each month for the entire year of 2016.

For more information and a listing of the yearly topics click over to check out the post from MacEntee:

The Genealogy Do-Over: 2016 Topics

The Genealogy Do-Over switches to a monthly format for topics in 2016 – here is the lineup.

2016 Monthly Topics/Lineup



Family Reunions on GeneaBloggers Radio this week!

Hey — if you get a chance to tune in to the GeneaBlogger Radio this Friday (July 22nd) they will be talking about family reunions.   Their guests will include: Edith Wagner, founder, publisher and editor of Reunions magazine and reunionsmag.com; Marilyn Stewart, better known as “Aunt Mo” who runs the Family Reunion Helper website; and Lorine McGinnis Schulze of the Olive Tree Genealogy Website.
The show promises to talk about reunion activities for the whole family and sharing your genealogy research.  Sounds like a great show!   Tune in at:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/geneabloggers/2011/07/23/until-we-meet-again-family-reunions-and-genealogy
Friday, July 22, 2011
10pm-11:30pm Eastern US
You can sign into BlogTalkRadio with your Facebook account or set up a free BlogTalkRadio account to join in the fun.

Want to know more about the Military Records available on your family members?

THIS FRIDAY night (May 27th) – GeneaBloggers Radio host Thomas MacEntee will be talking about Military Records and Genealogy.  This is certainly a timely topic for discussion on the Memorial Day holiday weekend when we honor veteran family members and friends.

Thomas will be talking with Curt Witcher of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana about the War of 1812 pension files and the Preserve the Pensions campaign aimed to digitize all 7.2 million images from the War of 1812.   Also Thomas will be talking to Jeffrey Vaillant about Civil War records available to researchers/genealogist.

The event is scheduled to begin at 10 pm EST.  Tune in by clicking here:  GeneaBloggers Radio

Sounds like a GREAT show — for genealogist!! or just those with an historical interest.

Finding Your Female Ancestors – listen in on GeneaBloggers Radio


Hey — TUNE in THIS FRIDAY a hear Thomas MacEntee of GeneaBloggers talking about “Finding Your Female Ancestors” on GeneaBloggers Radio.   This event is scheduled to begin at 10 pm EST and you can tune in by clicking here:  

Colonial Period Genealogy Mayflower Ancestry and more by GeneaBloggers | Blog Talk Radio

Hey last Friday night (April 8th) Thomas MacEntee of GeneaBloggers Radio was talking about the Colonial Period Genealogy and Mayflower Ancestry. If you didn’t get a chance to log-in — click this link and tune in: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/geneabloggers/2011/04/09/colonial-period-genealogy-mayflower-ancestry-and-more Good talk radio!