Working, cleaning, cooking… With all the chores that need to get done each day, it can seem impossible to make time for family history. However, it’s actually easier than you think. Follow these six steps to find time for your genealogy:
Life gets busy and it can get harder and harder to make time for genealogy work, especially if your supplies are scattered far and wide. Make it easier to dive straight into your family history by keeping everything you need close at hand with a DIY family history kit.
Whether you’re just starting your family history, or you find yourself climbing through mountains of genealogy documents, it’s a great idea to create a system to organize your family history. Try some of the following ways:
Family history is very interesting to some people and quite the opposite for others, especially children. Getting the whole family involved with family history can be a chore in itself. One idea to get everybody involved (and maybe even excited) with family history is to turn it into a game and make it engaging. Family history…
Finding ancestors, learning facts, locating headstones – these are activties genealogists are passionate about. However, when some family members hear the words “Family History” or “Genealogy” they tune out. So how can you share your family history with your loved ones without getting an eye-roll? Try some of these ideas:
A family history book is a journey through time that shares your family’s past, and it can inspire changes in the lives of those who see it.
MyCanvas’ free, online software comes with a selection of designed, inspirational quotes you can include…
The blessing and curse of genealogy is that, well, there’s a lot of it. Each additional generation researched doubles the amount of ancestors. That’s not even including the various cousins, aunts, uncles, brothers, and sisters of your ancestors! So how can you enjoy working on your family history without feeling genealogy burnout? Try these 5 ways:
When just beginning the genealogy journey, there are common pitfalls new genealogist need to watch out for. However, there are mistakes that can catch even pro genealogists unless they are careful. Are you making any of these surprising genealogy mistakes in your family history research?
The word “serendipity” was first used in 1754 by Horace Walpole in a letter wherein he remarked on “making discoveries, by accident or sagacity, of things that they were not in quest of”. In family history it applies when the researcher finds useful information that they were not intentionally looking for. This is a tale of one such instance.
Sweden. A country that conjures up images of ABBA, safe cars and furniture that you buy flat and have to put together. If you have ever done any research into Swedish ancestors, however, Sweden will also conjure up names like ‘Johan’, ‘Olaf’, ‘Anders Andersson’, ‘Olaf Olafsson’ and of course their children ‘Anders Johansson’ and ‘Johan Olafsson’. But Swedish genealogy doesn’t have to be all headaches and mazes of Johans. With careful preparation and an understanding of how Swedish archives work, research in to Swedish genealogy can be very rewarding very quickly.