Hindsight in 2020

Oh 2020, what a year you've been. Definitely not the year I (or anyone for that matter) thought that it would be. But I know that I'm fortunate in that I have a lot to be thankful for this year, especially regarding genealogical pursuits.



Some highlights:


· Was a recipient of the 2020 AncestryProGenealogists Scholarship

· Participated in the course, “Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis” through the Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research (IGHR)

· Completed courses with the National Institute for Genealogical Studies and watched several Legacy Family Tree Webinars

· Gave lectures on “Jewish DNA” to the American-French Genealogical Society and the Utah Genealogical Association (UGA)

· Wrote an article for the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston

· Expanded my social media presence and met goals I had set for the year

· Helped several clients in their research pursuits

· Overcame some brick walls and found some new relatives

· Started ProGen 50, a self-study program enhanced by peer-review of assignments based on chapters from Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards.

· Had my research on Hilaria Baldwin go viral and end up on Daily Mail

· Best of all: Added a new leaf to my family tree!


2020 was a very fruitful year for My Family Genie, and I am very excited for what 2021 will bring. I plan to learn more (my syllabus for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy arrived today!), give a few more lectures (stay tuned for more information), help more clients, retrieve more records, and find more family.


Cheers to a new year!