Thursday, 9 February 2012

My Genealogy Bucket List

Inspired by Jill Ball at Geniaus http://geniaus.blogspot.com.au/ I thought I would complete her GeneaMeme Bucket List. It goes something like this:

The Bucket List GeneaMeme
The list should be annotated in the following manner:
Things you would like to do or find: Bold Type

Things you haven’t done or found and don’t care to: plain type
You are encouraged to add extra comments after each item

So here is my Bucket List:
1. The genealogy conference I would most like to attend is... WDYTYA Live
2. The genealogy speaker I would most like to hear and see is...
3. The geneablogger I would most like to meet in person is... Where do I start? There are many to be honest, most of whom reside in the UK
4. The genealogy writer I would most like to have dinner with is... Nick Barratt
5. The genealogy lecture I would most like to present is... I had an opportunity to do this a few years ago but I bottled out. It was on the watermen of the Thames
6. I would like to go on a genealogy cruise that visits...
7. The photo I would most like to find is... My great-grandfather, Percy Preston
8. The repository in a foreign land I would most like to visit is... LMA and Wellcome Library
9. The place of worship I would most like to visit is... Any in East Anglia
10. The cemetery I would most like to visit is... Horbury, Yorkshire & Holt, Norfolk

My favourite place in all the world
11. The ancestral town or village I would most like to visit is... There are too many to list here. I would love to see Horbury & Fakenham and also re-visit several towns around the UK
12. The brick wall I most want to smash is... Richard Humphries (see my post) and also trace further back than John Waters.
13. The piece of software I most want to buy is...
14. The tech toy I want to purchase next is...
15. The expensive book I would like to purchase is...
16. The library I would most like to visit is... British Library
17. The genealogy related book I would most like to write is... I have several individual Family History projects in the works but I would love to write House Histories
18. The genealogy blog I would most like to start would be about...
19. The journal article I would most like to write would be about... Richard Humphries
20. The ancestor I most want to meet in the afterlife would be... That Richard chap!!
Also I would love to meet Elizabeth Humphries, Eva Bowes, Sidney Preston & Joseph Powell.

Two 'Jolly' Ladies

10 comments:

  1. Brilliant Debra, love your two Jolly Ladies pic too

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  2. Yes that picture is wonderful! The lady on the right looks like my Auntie Gert - bless them they has to deal with horrible specs!

    This is great idea - made me think of all those things I would like to do/find. Top of my list is Great Uncle Alf. I know there must be a photo of him out there somewhere...

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  3. Thank you kind ladies for your comments. Thanks to my third cousin Angela for the last photo! Suzie, I hope you find your great-uncle Alf! xx

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  4. Lovely idea Debra, I quite often think of things I still want to do re Family History but find the list keeps changing in priority...So many things still left unfinished - but tomorrow is another day :)...

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  5. Thanks for participating, Deb. I'll add your post to my list.

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    1. Thanks for leaving a comment Ann, you're so right about priorities changing. Mine do all the time too! Jill, thanks for leaving a comment and for adding my post to your list. I appreciate that. xx

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  6. Awesome list Debra.

    There are a few locations I must visit also. I'm thinking of visiting some, then recording videos and photos to place online for other family members to see as well.

    I like the fact you mentioned photos, which even when photos exist, it is tough locationing them. I've been working on sharing the photos I have.

    House histories also sounds very interesting.

    Best of luck with your list.

    All the best

    Andrew

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment Andrew. I'm really enjoying your daily photography post, by the way.
      I'm totally engrossed with the house history project right now! Loving it immensely. xx

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  7. Melanie here! I enjoyed this piece, please email me--I have a question about your blog. MelanieLBowen[at]gmail[dot]com

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  8. A bucket list specific to genealogy- a great idea!

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