Most of the major holiday celebrations have come to a close. Perhaps you were fortunate enough to have opportunity to visit with family, and even to interview some of your family members, or browse through family photos. Be sure to take the time to record any family stories you were able to discover over this holiday season. Don’t neglect recording your own 2022 memories as well. It certainly was another year to remember!
Now it is time to get ready to plan for new genealogical adventures for 2023. What do you hope to discover? Do you have a specific research focus? Making Realistic Genealogical Goals is key to successful research, both in the short term, and with long lasting rewards. Knowing what you want to accomplish is not enough. You need to make definite plans. Are you planning to apply to a lineage society? Do you need to get your files and documents organized? Implement a system that works for you. Have you lost where you left off in your research? Review the notes for your findings and make a proper Research Plan. Forgot where you found that information? Be sure to always cite your sources at the time of the discovery. This gives opportunity for you to review your work and make sure you will be able to find that source again. When the accessibility of repositories is unavailable, or closed to in-person visits, work on what you can achieve at home and stay organized. Make a detailed list of what has been left undone and needs to have follow-up analysis. Then set your goals for how you will complete each task for each of your research projects. You have a brand-new open calendar before you – plan your time wisely.
Do you have education goals for 2023? Make a list of the topics you want to pursue. How can you accomplish this goal? Is there a new book to read on the topic? Are there webinars to watch? Does the topic require more in-depth study over a period of time? Is online education on your list of goals for 2023?
Browse our Institute courses and packages to determine which courses will accomplish your 2023 education goals. Make a Wish List and check the Start Dates under the Register tab for each course. Register for your courses and schedule them according to the availability on your 2023 calendar. You can reschedule your start date if needed.
The International Institute of Genealogical Studies offers quality online education with over 240 courses. Our wide range of courses cover specific countries, enhance methodology research, build skills to maximize your research time, and all count toward the certification you choose.
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