Tuesday, September 8, 2015

One Ancestor At A Time

I know how hard it is to find the time to work on our genealogy projects. No matter how excited we are about our research, we get sidetracked by other things going on in our lives. If that isn't enough, when we do find the time to research, we get frustrated and angry when we hit brick walls, or run up against some technical glitch or computer issue we can't resolve.

Barry Ewell is always posting useful tips to his blog Genealogy By Barry and on 26 August he posted about focusing your research and plowing ahead, one ancestor at a time. You can read his blog post here.

In his post, Barry says, "Start by realizing that genealogy research is a project, and a genealogy project is completed one individual, one question and one task at time."

He then outlines the steps he took when he began his first genealogy project, that worked so well, he still follows them today. You can't argue with success. And although each of us has to find the methods that work best for us - it never hurts to visit someone else's process and perhaps incorporate some of those steps into your own.

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