It’s Saturday again (how did that happen?!), which means it’s time for Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun over at Genea-Musings. The mission tonight is:
1) Think of the genealogy related wishes you have – what education, database, or information would make your genealogy research dreams come true? Be specific – as many wishes as you want to list!
2) Tell us about some of your genea-wishes in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or in a status or comment on Facebook.
My first wish is simple – I wish I had more time for my genealogy research. Between an almost-full-time job and two small children, however, I can wish all I want and it’s still not going to happen. I do enjoy the little snippets of time I get here and there, but it does make it much more difficult to really get into the research and follow a trail. Stopping and starting is much less efficient.
My second wish is for the Montreal Star newspaper to be digitized so that I can browse it from the comfort of my own home. I would like to search for obituaries and other information on a number of my ancestors to hopefully help fill in some of the gaps I have in their lives.
My third wish would be to visit some of the places my ancestors come from. I have been to some of them but there are others that I would some day like to see – Thurton, Nofolk, England; certain parts of London, England; Eastham, Massachusetts, USA; and Uxbridge, Ontario – among others. There are more to come, I’m sure!
My fourth wish is related to my first – I would like to finish the National Institute of Genealogical Studies certificate I started years ago. I’m finished all but one of the first set of nine courses. Progress on those stopped when child #1 arrived!
My final wish – for the moment – would be to attend RootsTech. I enjoyed reading everyone’s tweets and blogs this year and was quite envious of everyone who attended. I don’t know how likely it is – given two very small children – but a girl can wish. Right?