Saturday, September 11, 2010

Goals for Future Research

When I present on the topic of using a blog as a research log, I point out that one purpose of using a blog is to put down in writing the research goals.

More than 5 years ago, I posted this:

"My project idea is to identify all descendants of the immigrant (to America) BODDIE ancestor. Before I do that, however, I should do the 'prequel' project, namely, to trace in an organized fashion my own ancestry back to that ancestor."

In reality, I'm interested in more than one project, and having multiple genealogical research projects allows me to keep my interest.  So let's enumerate those:
  1. To identify all descendants of the immigrant Boddie ancestor to America, after having traced my own ancestry back to that ancestor.
  2. To identify all descendants of the immigrant Smith ancestor to the United States, after having traced my own ancestry back to that ancestor.  
  3. To identify all descendants of the immigrant Weinglass ancestor to the United States, after having traced by own ancestry back to that ancestor.
  4. Other projects as time and interest permit: Martin, King, Foshee, Eidson, Pitts, Satcher/Sotcher, Gradowitz, Bannon/Bonnon, Hyland, Reilly (and a few others).