American Ancestors New England Historic Genealogical Society - Founded 1845 N.E. Historic Genealogical Society Seal View Your Shopping Cart Join NEHGS

Daily Genealogist

RSS Feed

This week's survey: Lineage society membership

(Surveys) Permanent link
Lynn Betlock

Lynn Betlock

Last week’s survey asked about your genealogical resolutions for 2012. The results are:


57%, I will organize research papers and files that I have accumulated.

41%, I will write up some of my family history.

31%, I will share genealogy stories with my family.

29%, I will take a research trip to a location where my ancestors lived.

24%, I am not making any resolutions this year.

23%, I will attend a conference or other genealogical education program.

19%, I will take a research trip to a distant repository I have been meaning to visit.

18%, I have other genealogical resolutions not listed above.

9%, I will join a new society.

2%, I am making resolutions this year, but they do not include genealogical research.


This same question and set of answers was posed a year ago, when we asked about readers’ New Year Resolutions for 2011. There are some interesting differences between the responses for 2011 and 2012. In 2011, 69% resolved to organize research papers and files, and a year later that number had dropped to 57%. Last year 50% promised to write up some family history; this year 41% made the same promise. In fact, in 2012, smaller percentages of people resolved to undertake all the various resolutions. The only exception was for “I am not making any resolutions this year” — in 2011 10% selected this response compared to 24% in 2012. People seem to have lowered their expectations a bit for 2012. 


This week's survey asks about membership in first family/pioneer settler organizations. Take the survey now!

New England Historic Genealogical Society
99 - 101 Newbury Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116, USA

© 2010 - 2014 New England Historic Genealogical Society