Saturday Night Genealogy Fun, and Randy Seaver did not disappoint.
Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission: Impossible! music) is:
(1) Did you make any New Year's resolutions, or state goals and objectives,
for genealogy and family history research in 2019? If so, tell us
(2) If not, then make ONE resolution, or state one goal, for your
genealogy research that you are determined to keep during 2019. We'll
check on progress toward that resolution/goal during the year in SNGF
(if I remember!).
(3) Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog
post, or in a Facebook status post. Leave a link in Comments to any
post you make.
Well, I made my last resolution so long ago I don't remember when it was, but I've stuck to it: never to make any more resolutions! So I won't call this a resolution, but I guess a goal is ok.
The goal I will set for myself is:
Return to my research on Mr. X, the biological father of my paternal grandfather, and try to determine who he is. I'm pretty sure he is a Mundy, as my father matches two different men on 107 of 111 markers on a Y-DNA test, and both of those men are named Mundy. I already have a good candidate in Bert Mundy, who was a salesman in northern New Jersey whose wife divorced him not long after my grandfather was born. When I was working on this previously, I became frustrated because both Bert's generation and his father's generation appeared to have no living descendants. I don't think I had completed my research on Bert's grandfather's generation, so that's where I will be picking up. Although I have a fair amount of circumstantial evidence pointing to Bert as the father, I would prefer to have something a little stronger if possible.
Looking back on an earlier post, this was also the goal I set for 2018. Hmm, I haven't gotten very far, have I?
I would have preferred to make my one goal finding my aunt's son whom she gave up for adoption in 1945, but I've done as much work on that as I'm capable of. Matters are now out of my control. It's just a waiting game to see if anyone appropriate matches my aunt or one of my cousins, who between them are now in all of the major DNA databases.
Genealogy is like a jigsaw puzzle, but you don't have the box top, so you don't know what the picture is supposed to look like. As you start putting the puzzle together, you realize some pieces are missing, and eventually you figure out that some of the pieces you started with don't actually belong to this puzzle. I'll help you discover the right pieces for your puzzle and assemble them into a picture of your family.
Saturday, December 29, 2018
Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Make One Genealogy-related Resolution/Goal for 2019
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The way DNA discoveries are moving along, you might have success on both goals in the next year or so. It's pretty amazing that so many people have found biological families because of DNA tests. Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
I can certainly hope, can't I? Thanks for the good thoughts, Linda, and happy new year to you also!Delete
Well, good luck on your goal. Perhaps you'll get a little closer!ReplyDelete
Even just a little closer is a step in the right direction, right?Delete