Saturday, December 29, 2012

Accentuate the Positive 2012 Geneameme

At this time of year many geneabloggers take stock of what they have achieved or not achieved in the previous twelve months and set themselves goals for the coming year. I have been reading several of these posts this week.

I feel that a lot of my geneablogging friends are too hard on themselves; several have reported on their successes this year but quite a number have lamented that they haven't achieved as much as they set out to do or that they haven't blogged with the frequency they envisaged.

You are a bunch of highly motivated people who have made great strides in the genealogy sphere. Let's share the good news.

Accentuate the Positive 2012 Geneameme

On a whim this morning I decided to throw together a Geneameme in which you can share the positive results of your Genea Activities in 2012.

I invite you to take part in this activity by responding to the following statements/questions in a blog post. Write as much or as little as you want. Once you have done so please share your post's link in a comment on this post or to me via social media. I will, in due course post a list of links to your contributions on this blog.

Remember to accentuate the positive - please delete the statements that are not relevant to your situation.

1.  An elusive ancestor I found was

2.  A precious family photo I found was

3.  An ancestor's grave I found was

4.  An important vital record I found was

5.  A newly found family member who shared

6.  A geneasurprise I received was

7.   My 2012 blog post that I was particularly proud of was

8.   My 2012 blog post that received a large number of hits or comments was

9.  A new piece of software I mastered was

10. A social media tool I enjoyed using for genealogy was

11. A genealogy conference/seminar/webinar from which I learnt something new was

12. I am proud of the presentation I gave at/to

13. A journal/magazine article I had published was

14. I taught a friend how to

15. A genealogy book that taught me something new was

16. A great repository/archive/library I visited was

17. A new genealogy/history book I enjoyed was

18. It was exciting to finally meet

19. A geneadventure I enjoyed was

20. Another positive I would like to share is


Kathy Reed said...

This is a great idea. This year I'm most proud of the accomplishments of my local genealogical society. We've added facebook and twitter to our menu of offerings and have consistently added to our blog. We're reviewing our website for upgrades. When I think where we were and where we've come in one year, I am proud to have been part of it.

mitch10 said...

A great quote for the coming new year. Let’s start thinking more of others and less of ourselves. Nice post.

Kylie Willison said...

Thanks for creating this meme Jill, here is my contribution.

Cassmob (Pauleen) said...

Great idea Jill...this one is going to require some thought. You're quite right...when it comes to family history I suspect we're all over-achievers;)

Cassmob (Pauleen) said...

Mine's done: here it is

GeniAus said...

Kylie and Pauleen you are genealogy superstars.

Thank you so much for taking up my geneachallenge.

My response will join yours tomorrow.

Julie Goucher said...

Here's mine -

Not had chance to stop by other's contributions but will do!

Bribie Family History Association said...

Great idea Jill, you know I can't resist geneamemes so I'll have to get my thinking cap on for some of these questions!

Alona Tester said...

Count me in Jill, I love this geneameme, but mine is still coming.

GeniAus said...

That's great Shauna and Alona. Mine is on it's way too!

Sharn White said...

Hi Jill, at the close og 2012, another wonerful genea year for me I will attempt your 2012 accomplishment meme as my final 2012 challenge! Sharn

Sharon said...

Finally have mine posted.
Thanks once again for all your encouragement via your posts this year.

GeniAus said...

Thanks Sharon and Sharn and I forgot to thank Julie, a Genimate from the UK.

Alona Tester said...

I got mine done finally :-)

Merron Riddiford said...

I just made it. Here it is -

Bribie Family History Association said...

Here's my contribution

GeniAus said...

Fantastic Shauna. Adding it to compilation of responses.

Sharn White said...

Finished!! You'll find my post at on my FamilyHistory4u blog. Thankyou for this geneameme, Jill. It gave me the opportunity to reflect on my gemea year 2012

Mel said...

Jill, thanks for these wonderful prompts. Here is my entry in the geneameme:

Happy New Year!

Deb Ruth said...

Jill, thank you for this fun and positive way to wrap up 2012! Here is my entry

Happy New Year!

Pam Carter said...

Here is my entry, if it's not too late.

Celia Lewis said...

Okay - it's New Years' Day in Vancouver BC Canada, and I've written my first post of the year, thanks to your enthusiasm, Jill! Here is my entry:

Maggie said...

Thanks Jill for giving me the opportunity to share my year, and read about everyone else's! My post is here: My Genealogy Year 2012 : Accentuate the Positive!

Becky Wiseman said...

Hi Jill, my post is at


Judy Webster said...

Thanks for encouraging us to be positive! My contribution is in Genealogy Leftovers at

Julie said...

A little late making it to the party, but I thought this meme was a great idea so I just had to do it. Here's my link:


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