Even though, I didn't get much blog posting or research done, 2014 was a some what productive year. So here are a few of the happenings from 2014 (both genealogical and non-genealogical)
- After living in my home state for the bulk of my life, I finally made the trek to eastern North Carolina to visit the ancestral home county. The ancestors had been calling me to do that for awhile and while I really didn't gain any new knowledge on this trip, there were a few exciting moments.
I'm also reminded that I never did a post(s) about my research trip, so that is goal #1 for 2015.
- This leads me into one of the more exciting finds from 2014 and it happened right as I was getting ready to go on that research trip. I discovered quite a few newspaper articles that mentioned my Great Grandfather, Peter Everett, and my Great Grand Aunt, Goldia Everett Johnson Hyman Benton. Once again, no great genealogical gems but since, until then, I had never come across any of my ancestors in any newspaper articles, it was the thrill of a lifetime.
So, goal #2 for 2015 will be to blog about those newly discovered newspaper articles.
- 2014 was also filled with sadness. Just as I was finally starting to come out of the genealogical funk that I had been in ever since my dad died in March 2011, I was once again back there as I lost my beloved companion of 14 years.
Shelby (2000 - Oct 28, 2014)
- I did manage to get through 2014 without any new crazy health issues. Just a lot of follow-up on the 2013 issues, which caused me to go through a lot of sick time. So, from a health perspective, I need 2015 to be a sane year.
So besides the 2 goals already mentioned, what are the remainder of my genealogical goals for 2015. The usual ones -
- Get back to blogging and researching
- Get the nearly 30 years of research I've done organized. One of these days I hope to hand all this off to someone and I would like for them to be able to figure out what I've done.
- Plan a trip to the NC State Archives, which is another one of those you would think that I would have done a trip there by now but I haven't.
- Plan a family reunion for the descendants of Peter and Eadie Everett (great grandparents).
- If time and funds allow, attend a genealogical conference, seminar, or class.
- And most importantly, because life is so fragile and so short, do a better job of staying in touch with my family.
I'm really looking forward to 2015 and hope that you are, too.