The Bucket List GeneaMeme

Genea-Blogger Jill Ball of Geniaus has started a Genealogy Bucket List GeneaMeme.

Since I am going to RootsTech 2012, I guess I should “get with the program”. So, here it goes:

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 


  1. The genealogy conference I would most like to attend is… RootsTech 2012. After sitting home, participating in what was being streamed, there was no way that I would miss this year. Lots to learn, but want to catch up with some Genea-Bloggers that I already have met, but want to meet those whose blogs I follow.
  2. The genealogy speaker I would most like to hear and see is… That’s not an easy question to answer. Through PodCasts, Blogs, Webinars, I have heard some of the speakers already. Having been to the FGS conference in Philadelphia a couple of years ago, and the NERGS conference in Springfield, MA this past spring, the Genealogy Society of Pennsylvania Ancestry Day, and a couple of other conferences all add to the list of speakers that I had wanted to hear. But, I am looking forward to hearing the speakers talk about upcoming technical capabilities that are coming our way. A couple of online resources that I don’t quit understand (yet) but want to. I have been through the schedule a couple of times and have picked the ones I want to see / hear, but also think that a couple of them will change.
  3. The geneablogger I would most like to meet in person is… Wow, this is a tough one. As of this time, there are 88 Genea-Bloggers going to be there. The number keeps going up. The short answer, all of the Genea-Bloggers that I haven’t met before. But two Genea-Bloggers who I will catch up with, because I have met them, but Thomas MacEntee, to thank him for ALL that he does for the Genea-Blogging community; Randy Seaver, to have a chat about his Brick Wall; and I can’t forget my Cousin Dear MYRTLE. (just to name a few)
  4. The genealogy writer I would most like to have dinner with is…Most like to …. Too many to mention, too little time.
  5. The genealogy lecture I would most like to present is…. Me, present? I don’t think so.
  6. I would like to go on a genealogy cruise that visits….Missed the Legacy Family Tree cruise this fall, mostly because the port visits would have only made me (us) go back to spend more time. But, keeping an eye on England, Ireland, and Scotland.
  7. The photo I would most like to find is… A photo that was published in a Philadelphia (and area) newspaper, that was reported to have been about my Grandfather, and two of his siblings, on their train ride from Kansas to Pennsylvania, when no one picked them up. The police were trying to locate the family.
  8. The repository in a foreign land I would most like to visit is…When I am able to confirm where my Ancestor came from in England, the repository where I might find more details about his ancestors
  9. The place of worship I would most like to visit is…England, near Worthington Hall.
  10. The cemetery I would most like to visit is …… The family burial ground in Kansas, where my great grandparents are buried.
  11. The ancestral town or village I would most like to visit is…… Capt John’s “home town”, where ever that might be.
  12. The brick wall I most want to smash is… Actually, this one maybe on it’s way down. Capt John’s parents. Close, really close.
  13. The piece of software I most want to buy is….I’m Good.
  14. The tech toy I want to purchase next is …..I’m Good, unless it’s a handheld Cemetery GPS unit.
  15. The expensive book I would most like to buy is…I’m good, or I haven’t found it yet.
  16. The library I would most like to visit is…..Godfrey and the Allen County Library.
  17. The genealogy related book I would most like to write is….Not a writer, so I’ll pass.
  18. The genealogy blog I would most like to start would be about….I’m good. Never thought that I would have one, let alone three.
  19. The journal article I would most like to write would be about… I think I ramble enough
  20. The ancestor I most want to meet in the afterlife is…. My parents, and their parents. Too many stories that I missed while growing up.

2 Responses to The Bucket List GeneaMeme

  1. geniaus says:

    Thanks for “getting with the program” Russ. Look forward to catching up at Rootstech.

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