Monday, February 7, 2011

My Big Plans for 2011?

The year 2011 started with two very interesting blogging events.  The first was a Carnival of Genealogy (101st Edition) that focused on Genealogy Research / Writing plans for 2011.  I read many of the posts with great interest.  They were perfect for inspiration and fascinating to see what others hoped to accomplish. They really got me thinking about what I want to accomplish in 2011.

The other Blogging Event that really piqued my interest was Week 4 of the 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History.  This particular week focused on the home. Bloggers were asked to describe the house they grew up in and mention if it was still there today.  As a house historian I was excited every time I saw a new post on this topic.

Both of these series got me thinking about what my goals are for 2011.  Just what do I have up my sleeve for 2011?

I have tried to keep my goals for 2011 on the small to manageable side. With the NERGC conference in April, I'm tied up the first quarter of 2011.

But....if I could achieve anything this year....I would like to start a newsletter. 

The newsletter would come out monthly and would focus on the things that I love - house histories, cemetery research and New England genealogy.  Think of all the exploring and photographs I could take while preparing content for this newsletter!

Let me know if you like this idea and what topics you would like to see covered. I hope to get it started by July. 

So that's my big plan for 2011!


  1. Best of luck with your great idea! You are the perfect person to suceed at a House History Newsletter!

  2. Heather - it's not going to be a House History Newsletter specifically. It's going to be more of a New England history and genealogy newsletter with house histories thrown in for good measure. Thanks for the encouragement.

  3. I love this idea and would gladly subscribe.