So, after doing that, and considering other things that will be happening this year, it makes sense to me to focus on just 2 generations of my ancestors - my grandparents and their siblings, and my great-grandparents.
All of them are deceased, so I have no personal stories or interviews to start with. And, over the years, I've found much of the framework of their lives - dates of birth, marriage, death, etc. But the stories, the details, the realities of their lives are still largely unexplored.
The families I want to research are:
1. Maternal Grandfather, Siblings, and Parents
2. Maternal Grandmother, Siblings, and Parents
This is where I start, and what I focus on during 2018.