Monday, December 31, 2012

A Snapshot of New Years Eve 1966 and Goals for 2013


   While looking through and old photo album of my Grandmother's today I discovered this picture labeled "New Year's Eve 1966".

Azile Daughrity Roberts Sullivan (in middle) - New Year's Eve 1966
with friends Bud and Ann Plexico.

                  This picture was taken in my Grandmother's den in her home in Camden,SC. She loved to play Bridge and it looks as though that was what she and her friends were doing on this New Year's Eve in 1966.
       This has been a fun year for me genealogy wise. I have discovered the world of blogging, twitter and other social media sites that have helped me so much.  I am hoping that 2013 is filled with a lot more discoveries and learning.
  I have been thinking about the genealogy goals I would like to achieve for the new year and have come up with just a few. Hopefully I will do better on these than I do with my personal goals every year!
  First I would like to take more "field trips" and do some more on site researching. I have cousins and cemeteries and archives to visit.
   Second, I would like to become better at this blogging thing! I need to post more and get the word out about my research.  I appreciate the comments from readers that have helped me look at my research in a different way and helped me come up with new solutions. Of course there is the "cousin bait" hanging out there on the web. Thank you cousins who have taken a bite and helped me out!
 Third, I need to get more organized. Isn't that the one goal we all want? I am beginning to do better at making a research plan and trying to stick with it. It helps when you have lots of ancestors in one county and keep running across other names when you only wanted to find one name on one document. I tend to get sidetracked by other lines if I don't have a plan.
 Furthering my education is the fourth thing on my list. I have signed up for the NGS Homestudy Course and will begin next week when the kids go back to school.  I am excited to get started. I know the things I learn will help me with my research. I also will continue to attend webinars, listen to podcasts, blogradio and attend meetings in SL.  I love being able to take advantage of all the many topics available and learning from the best in the genealogy community!
 Then of course is the seemingly never ending scanning! That would be goal number five. There are so many pictures and documents that I need to scan. I got a Flip-Pal for Christmas and have been scanning away ever since. This may be one goal I can actually reach!
  There are many more things I would like to do in the next year as far as discovering who my people were and how they lived.  If I can manage these goals maybe I can complete others along the way!



  1. First, I love the picture. It looks like Myrtle Beach.

    This is my first year on social media, too, and it's wonderful how many experts are available and helpful and friendly. I've very much enjoyed meeting you. I share your views about scanning. I have at least 1000 photos just from my own family, and a new Flip-Pal that I used during last summer's reunion. I've decided I will scan while I watch any TV program, or the news.

    Congrats on planning to take a course! I wish I could. Too many family responsibilities right now. Hoping for later.

  2. Mariann-
    I appreciate your friendship! I will let you know how the course goes. I have lots going on with kids still at home but I just felt it was time to give it a go!

  3. Cheri, I have nominated you for a Wonderful Team Member Readership Award. Here's the link:

  4. Good luck on your goals Cheri! They could have been written by me! I need to be better organized!!! I have a Flip Pal and tons of scanning to do too. I just need to make myself do it!
    Hope the NGS course is going well too!

  5. Hi Mama Cheri! I got to see your blog today! I enjoyed looking at it. I miss you!

    1. Abbie!! I am so happy that you read my blog! I hope you enjoyed it and will stop by again!
      I miss and love you too sweet girl!