Friday, January 6, 2012

Answering the Challenge or Double-Dog Dare 2012

At the beginning of the year, I read a blog post from Sheri Fenley, The Educated Genealogist about Answering the Challenge or Double-Dog Dare. Last year, Sheri teamed up with Cheryl Palmer of Heritage Happens. They were answering the challenge of Amy Coffin of The We Tree Genealogy Blog, and Denise Levenick, The Family Curator. They have has once again double-dog dared the geneablogging community.

Sheri, Amy and Denise, I accept the challenge! I have teamed up with Lynn Palermo, The Armchair Genealogist.

Yesterday, I met with Lynn via Skype. We spent the better part of an hour getting to know each other, discussing family history, and making plans for the challenge. We have decided to individually post our goals for 2012, guest author each other's blogs, and meet once a month via Skype to see how we are doing. We are planning to meet in person later in the spring.

While Lynn and I were discussing the challenges, I thought to myself how nicely this was putting into action my three words for 2012. Here are my Double-Dog Dare goals for this year:

Continue moving, and organizing the contents of my old office into the new office.
Transfer and update my personal genealogy files from Legacy Family Tree to Family Tree Maker 2012 for Mac.

Finish researching and documenting my lineage to my ancestor, John Ryckman of Barton Township.

Submit an article to a genealogical publication.
Publish my own ebook based upon my research experience and knowledge about Canadian genealogy.

Now I am passing along this challenge. I double-dog dare you to team up with another family historian, post your goals for the year, and blog about your progress. Let's see how many of us accomplish this challenge.

Copyright by Kathryn Lake Hogan, 2012.