I've been interested in genealogy for some years now, but I only started to practise it seriously in mid-2009. The whole thing became almost overwhelming when in November my parents cleaned out their bedroom closet and I was suddenly in the possesion of three boxes of documents and a big (read: huge) box of photographs. Since then I've been going through it in small parts, but I realised I needed a plan and something to keep me on track. And so my blog was born on 20 November 2009.
What I noticed most about my research in the past year, in hindsight of course, is that it was all over the map. I didn't focus on certain people or lines and I was prone to following tangents that were only sideways connected to my family.
These things have led to my 2010 goals. One of my goals is dealing with the materials I got from my parents. The rest have to do with focussing on certain people and then go through all possible sources for those people systematically.
In Januari the focus will lay with going through all the documents and photographs in my possesion. This will also be the main bulk of the research for generation II, which are my parents. There will be things there about other generations, of course, but most of it is about my parents. The goal in Januari is to focus on generation II (and thus the documents and photographs in my possesion) for 5 hours a week. If I have more time, I can do some other things that are on my ever-growing to-do list, but the first 5 hours are reserved, so to speak.