Wednesday, February 08, 2012

The Bucket List GeneaMeme

Geniaus started The Bucket List GeneaMeme last month and a good number of Geneabloggers participated. Genias has a Bucket List Meme link list for many of the responses.

I'm a bit late chiming in, but here goes.

  • The genealogy conference I would most like to attend is... oh, my! oh, dear! I'll say 'Who Do You Think You Are' – it's the furthest away but the closest to many of my ancestors, although there's that Southern California Genealogy Jamboree which sounds such fun (and I do have missing Smiths from Long Beach) and, of course, there's RootTech. I just attended some great sessions at that 2012 conference virtually, and my more elusive ancestors must surely be hiding in the Family History Library there in Salt Lake City.

  • The genealogy speaker I would most like to hear and see is... Elizabeth Shown Mills. (That one was easy.)

  • The geneablogger I would most like to meet in person is... Thomas MacEntee, of course. I'm sure meeting him would be a hoot!

  • The genealogy writer I would most like to have dinner with is... my cousin, Ross Irwin. He's written many articles about Canadian genealogy, history and other topics, and has 3 books about our mutual Irwins – and I've not yet met him.

  • The genealogy lecture I would most like to present is... 'How I Finally Found Mary Ann White's Birthplace – A Lesson in Perseverance, not Patience'.

  • I would like to go on a genealogy cruise that visits.... Vancouver! That way I'd have no excuse not to go.

  • The photo I would most like to find is... one of Mary Ann White with William Rogers.

  • The repository in a foreign land I would most like to visit the USA - the District of Columbia Public Library and the Historical Society of Washington DC Library (sure hope it's open again soon), and NARA, and the Smithsonian, etc., etc.

  • The place of worship I would most like to visit is... any of the family churches in Sweden, but with my daughter. We'd have to travel all round the country to visit them all. That would be grand!

  • The cemetery I would most like to visit is ... Abercorn Parish churchyard in Scotland. (Was the Anne Pollock buried there in 1839 really 'mine'? )

  • The ancestral town or village I would most like to visit is... Cootehill, County Cavan, Ireland.

  • The brick wall I most want to smash is...Mary Ann White's birthplace.

  • The piece of software I most want to buy is... right now - Rootsmagic.

  • The tech toy I want to purchase next is ....a FlipPal.

  • The expensive [genealogy] book I would most like to buy is...Familias Macaenses (all 3 volumes).

  • The library I would most like to visit is... the Mitchell Library in Glasgow to search through the poor law records held there.

  • The genealogy related book I would most like to write is... 'Researching Family in British Columbia – Finding the Gold!'

  • The genealogy blog I would most like to start would be about... postcards! (And it's almost ready.)

  • The journal article I would most like to write would be about...polio in British Columbia. This is one of those 'I'd like to do one-more-bit-of-research' projects. (Sigh)

  • The ancestor I most want to meet in the afterlife is... Diana Gilchrist, my great, great aunt (half). Otherwise I might like to meet the family's bigamous lady – the one who wasn't from Owen Sound! I'd like to ask 'Just what were you thinking?' but I would hope to be subtler than that.


Jill Ball said...

Thanks for the post - it's never too late.

Best wishes for shortening your bucket list.

Celia said...

Those are great, Diane - start ticking them off!! I'm sure you will be able to manage some of them this year for sure! Hmmm, maybe we should get Thomas up to BC for a workshop - there's one way to spend some time with him, eh?

Milady said...

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

M. Diane Rogers said...

Yes, Celia, that would be great! And I'm already saving up for RootsTech next year so I can do more than tweet there.

M. Diane Rogers said...

Milady, I've e-mailed you. Thanks for getting in touch.

Janet Iles said...

Jane I like your list. I hope you can accomplish many of them.

Do you have more than one bigamous relation? - I notice you mention not the one from Owen Sound. That is where I am from.