Let’s Celebrate Our Genealogy Research Accomplishments in 2016!

Let’s Celebrate Our Genealogy Research Accomplishments in 2016!

Library of CongressFarewell 2016, hello 2017! It's been a busy year for my family, but I still can pat myself on the back for accomplishing few things, genealogy-wise: positively identified the sister of my great-great-grandfather met a few new-to-me cousins online and/or in person started cloud-based albums for old photos...


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Farewell 2016, hello 2017! It’s been a busy year for my family, but I still can pat myself on the back for accomplishing few things, genealogy-wise:

What about you? Make a list of your genealogy accomplishments, however small.

Then, let’s raise a toast to our genealogy feats in 2016, and look forward to even more fabulous ancestor finds in 2017.

Happy New Year from Family Tree Magazine!

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  1. Thank you for the prompt, Diane!

    There are 17 items on my list. Here are a some highlights–

    ? took a road trip to West Virginia to identify (write on the back) over 250 photos with my 76 year-old uncle (battling cancer), and interview him
    ? took my DNA test, and then had my husband, MIL an FIL take theirs
    ? scanned over 400 photos, dated and named them!!!
    ? uploaded all digital photos to a cloud-based storage provider (that’s over 33 GB of photos)
    ? invested in cloud-based backup company and backed up my whole PC (well 38 files to go)!!!
    ? listened to over 50 podcast on genealogy & DNA (commuting is great)
    ? source, sourced and more sourcing. Learned to slow down and site my sources the first time!

  2. Hi, Nancy, I set my smartphone camera so digital photos I take are automatically synced to my Google Photos account, and I copy digitized old photos there as well. Google Photos lets you add photos to albums, so I created an album for each branch I research. You can share the albums, an easy way to share the pictures with family.

    One downside to Google Photos is that you can’t order prints or photo books in the app, so you have to copy your pictures to another service such as Shutterfly. I hope they fix this! Also the photo-editing tools could be better.