01 December 2012

List for any one doing Family History/Genealogy

I found this great list on a blog I have added to it so its more then 99.
see how much you have done and still want to do or now you have a new idea cause of this list.

to see original : http://www.toniasroots.net/2011/09/09/99-genealogy-things

A Genealogy Have you done theses Things List:

Belong to a genealogical society

Joined a group on Genealogy Wise.

Transcribed records.
Uploaded headstone pictures to Find-A-Grave or a similar site.
Documented ancestors for four generations (self, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents)
Joined Facebook.
Joined Twitter
Cleaned up a run-down cemetery.
Joined the Genea-Bloggers Group.

Attended a genealogy conference.
Lectured at a genealogy conference.

Spoke on a genealogy topic at a local genealogy society/local library’s family history group. Not
 Joined the National Genealogical Society.
Contributed to a genealogy society publication.
Served on the board or as an officer of a genealogy society.
Got lost on the way to a cemetery.
Talked to dead ancestors.
Researched outside the state in which I live.
Knocked on the door of an ancestral home and visited with the current occupants.
Have you received a Cold Call from a relative, relating to to your post from your Blog or ebsite?
Cold called a distant relative.
Posted messages on a surname message board.
Uploaded a gedcom file to the internet.
Googled my name (and those of ancestors – it turns up great info sometimes)
Performed a random act of genealogical kindness.
Researched a non-related family, just for the fun of it.
Have been paid to do genealogical research.
Earn a living (majority of income) from genealogical research.
Wrote a letter (or email) to a previously unknown relative.
Contributed to one of the genealogy carnivals.
Responded to messages on a message board.
Was injured while on a genealogy excursion.
Participated in a genealogy meme.
Created family history gift items.
Performed a record lookup.
Took a genealogy seminar cruise.
Am convinced that a relative must have arrived here from outer space.
Found a disturbing family secret.
Told others about a disturbing family secret (but not all of the secrets).
Combined genealogy with crafts (family picture quilt, scrapbooking).
Think genealogy is a passion and/or obsession not a hobby.
Assisted finding next of kin for a deceased person.
Taught someone else how to find their roots.
Lost valuable genealogy data due to a computer crash or hard drive failure.
Been overwhelmed by available genealogy technology.
Know a cousin of the 4th degree or higher.
Disproved a family myth through research.
Got a family member to let you copy photos.
Used a digital camera to “copy” photos or records.
Translated a record from a foreign language.
Found an immigrant ancestor’s passenger arrival record.
Looked at census records on microfilm, not on the computer.
Used microfiche.
Visited the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
 Used Google+ for genealogy.
Visited a church or place of worship of one of your ancestors.
Taught a class in genealogy.
Traced ancestors back to the 18th Century.
Traced ancestors back to the 17th Century.
Traced ancestors back to the 16th Century.
Can name all of your great-great-grandparents.
Know how to determine a soundex code without the help of a computer.
 Have found many relevant and unexpected articles on internet to “put flesh on the bones”.
 Own a copy of Evidence Explained by Elizabeth Shown Mills.
Helped someone find an ancestor using records you had never used for your own research.
Visited the main National Archives building in Washington, DC.

Have an ancestor who came to America as an indentured servant. –
Have an ancestor who fought in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 or Civil War.

Taken a photograph of an ancestor’s tombstone. 

Can “read” a church record in Latin.

Have an ancestor who changed his/her name, just enough to be confusing.
Joined a Rootsweb e-mail list.
Created a family website.

Genealogy Blog, Ancestors home, found my roots, Roots of family
 Have a genealogy blog.     

Was overwhelmed by the amount of family information received from someone.

Have broken through at least one brick wall.

Done genealogy research at a court house.
Borrowed microfilm from the Family History Library through a local Family History Center(s).
Found an ancestor in an online newspaper archive.

Have visited a "DAR/SAR" branch.

Visited a "Loyalist" Branch.
Have an ancestor who served in WWI or WWII.
 Use maps in my genealogy research.

Blog to help find leads in A Brick Wall
Have a blacksheep ancestor.
Found a bigamist amongst my ancestors.

Attended a genealogical institute.
Taken online genealogy (and local history) courses.
Consistently (document) and cite my sources.
Blogged about your genealogy experiences.
Old World map, Ancestors home land, family lore, family, find roots

Visited a foreign country (i.e. one I don’t live in) in search of ancestors. 

 Can locate any document in my research files within a few minutes.

Have an ancestor who was married four times.  

Made a rubbing of an ancestor’s gravestone.
(not recommended in some old cemeteries)

Followed genealogists on Twitter.

Published a family history book. –
Learned of a death of a fairly close family relative through research.

Offended a family member with my research.

Reunited someone with precious family photos or artifacts.

Have a paid subscription to a genealogy database.

Family, Family History, Research, Ancestors, Finding your roots, Family Lore

Submitted articles for FamilySearch Wiki.

Organized a family reunion..
Help someone else create a Family Blog.

Used Archives in countries where my ancestors originated. 
Converted someone new to the love of all things genealogy. 

Genealogy, Family History, Find your roots, Family, Ancestors

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