“Beginnings” ~ 52 Ancestors 52 Weeks #1

I am excited to begin this challenge again for my second year! I had such a fun time writing blogs last year, but I also had a few times that I became very frustrated. However, with each new theme I was stretched to do my best.

This year I am planning to start a new beginning in my Genealogy research. I want to start concentrating on just one family line at a time. Currently, I find that I kind of just jump from one line to another, following hints. I have found a lot of interesting ancestors this way and a plethora of documents and information, but I never felt like I had finished well enough. There were several loose ends I should have tied up, but I neglected them because I got distracted.

In my blog on January 1st this year, I stated that I am going to “hire” myself. I now that sounds strange but let me explain. I realized that I don’t always use the same focus when I work on my own lines as I do when I work on a clients’. So, by “hiring” myself (being paid in treats or something I really want) I am hoping I can break my bad habit of leaping into the rabbit hole.

I have developed a way to better document what I am pursuing, where I have found leads to more information and a plan to complete my task. I am hoping that this will help me stay on track.

I am really looking forward to this new beginning!

I am a professional genealogist, writer, photographer, wife, mother, and grandma. I have written two books “Your Family History: Doing It Right the First Time” and “Planning Your Genealogy Research Trip”, both available on Amazon. You can also connect with me on Facebook and Twitter @VHughesAuthor.

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