My Genea-Bucket (Genealogical Bucket) List

Randy at Genea-Musings issued a Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge to create a genealogy bucket list.

Randy’s requirements were:

What is on your Genealogy Bucket List?  What research locations do you want to visit? What do you want to accomplish with your genealogy research?  List a minimum of three items – more if you want!

So here’s mine:

  1. Canada: Canada holds a lot of my family’s history. It’s where my great-grandparents (the Lindsay’s) first settled after leaving England, it’s where my Grandpa Oscar Lindsay (Stratford, Ont.) and Great-Grandmother Elise Yetman (Newfoundland) were born and where most my  mom’s favorite summer vacation memories are.
  2. England:  I would like to visit the places where my ancestor’s lived, worked, and played. I would like to visit the church my Great-Great-Grandfather Wyndham Rowan Lindsay was baptized at in Wales and go to Chigwell, where my great-grandmother (Edith Basham) was born.
  3. Danzig (now Gdansk, Poland) and Germany: My Mielke and Strauss ancestor’s hail from this region and I would love to go over there and find records of before they came to America.
  4. Salt Lake City, Utah: Hopefully in the next year or two, I can visit the Family History Library.
  5. Washington, D.C.: The National Archives is another place on my bucket list and of course, all the other wonderful places to visit in Washington.
  6. Big Rapids, Michigan: This is the place where my great-grandparent’s (those from Germany) settled when they came to America.
  7. Crockett County, Tennessee: I have been here many times to visit my daddy’s family, but never to do genealogical research. Hopefully within the next couple months I can make the short drive over there and get some more research done on that side of my tree.
  8. Certified: I would like to become a certified genealogist through the  Board for Certification of Genealogy.
  9. Conferences: I am determined to go to a Genealogy Conference this year and take a few classes while I’m there.
  10. Break through those Brick Walls: Find out more information on my “brick wall” family members. This includes my Grandfather Bernard McKnight, and my Great-Grandmother Hazel Call Mansfield.
I’m sure there’s more places to be added to my Genea-bucket list, but right now this is all I can think of.
Feel free to leave a comment below and let me know what would be on you Genea-Bucket List. You can also head over to Randy’s page and see what’s on his and other blogger’s bucket lists.
Happy Searching!

© Finding Mielke, 2012


2 thoughts on “My Genea-Bucket (Genealogical Bucket) List

  1. Good luck SueAnn with achieving all your goals. I was very interested in the Certification. I want to do studies to become qualified but I was unaware of the Certification Board. Thank you 🙂

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