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2016 Goals

This year I am setting goals instead of making resolutions.  Goals seem like less pressure than making resolutions.

In 2016 I wan to :  1. Get organized {not only in my genealogy life but in other areas of my life}, 2. Do more genealogy, 3. Learn more {by watching more webinars}, and 4. I want to blog more {I want to tell more stories and share genealogy with others}.

With some help from the genealogy community I am hoping to accomplish my goals for 2016.  +Tessa Keough at the LVUG Community at Google+ posted a short video about genealogy plans for 2016.  I am taking her advice and planning to read, write, or watch something genealogy every day.  I am also hoping +DearMYRTLE 's Organization Lists will help keep things going for 2016.

I spent the last two days rearranging, organizing, and cleaning my office in preparation for the fun genealogy year ahead.

What are you hoping to achieve in genealogy in 2016?

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