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Planning For 2021

January 19, 2021

I’m a bit late writing this post about my genealogical intentions for 2021. A few days before Christmas, I tripped over in the garden and broke my arm. Typing with one hand is a slow and tedious process, so I haven’t been doing much. But time is getting away from me, so it’s time to set a plan for the coming year.


In 2020, I made my Scottish ancestors the focus of my research. Really focusing on these family lines has been hugely beneficial to my research, and led to family lines being quite well developed.

In 2021, I will be continuing with the Scottish research. Along with that, I plan to make a concerted effort to find the siblings of my great great grandparents John Taylor and Martha Lloyd. They were born in Wales, but so far I haven’t been able to track them down there. There’s every chance they left Wales in the nineteenth century. I haven’t spent too much time looking so far, but intend to do so in 2020

Virtual conferences and seminars

The virtual conferences and seminars that I attended last year were the highlights for me. I’ve received quite a few notifications that these will continue in 2021, which makes me happy. The conferences I’m looking forwarded to so far are:

Scottish Indexes – Helping you trace your Scottish family tree: I attended all seven of these conferences in 2020 and learned a huge amount from them. They are well organised and feature knowledgeable speakers. The first for 2021, will be held at the end of January.

RootsTech 2021: The largest genealogical conference in the world is going virtual in 2021. I attended the conference in Salt Lake City in 2016, and experienced 4 fabulous days of genealogy, but unfortunately haven’t been able to get back there in recent years. As RootsTech is virtual and free this year, I have marked it in my calendar so as not to miss out.

FHF Really Useful Family History Show : I enjoyed this show last year so will be attending again on 10 April 2021. Early bird tickets are on sale now until 31 January.

The Genealogy Show: This two day conference, which I haven’t previously attended, is usually held in London. This year however it will be virtual, which is great news.

Legacy Family Tree Webinars: I have lost count of the number of Legacy Family Tree webinars that I watched in 2020. I just know that it was very many. They cover a huge variety of topics related to family history, including technology. I’ve learned much from their technology webinars, as tech can be my area of weakness sometimes.

I’m looking forward to more of #ANZAncestryTime this year. We meet on Twitter, every Tuesday night at 8pm AEST for family history/genealogy discussion. Join us with the above hashtag

I did have many more plans for 2021, but I’ve set some of them aside for now and will review the plan when my arm is recovered.

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