Have you made New Year's resolutions in the past and come February 1st, they are discarded and forgotten? Maybe you know there's a better way to research your family but you're stuck in the same routine. Is your pile of paper getting deeper and deeper? Don't worry - I've been there and I'm going to give you some ideas on how you can start now to make some changes that will make a difference in your genealogy life. Set Reasonable Goals The key word here is reasonable. I regularly teach about organizing research and I hear stories of people with...
Do you wish you had more time to devote to your genealogical research or family history projects? Do you ever sit down to your computer and after an hour wonder what you've accomplished? I've found that most people feel time crunched and struggle with feeling productive in their family history efforts. When I set the goal to become an accredited genealogist I wondered how I could possibly get everything done. This year I've worked hard to develop several strategies to streamline my efforts and today I'm going to share how I make the most of my time. Set a Timer A few weeks ago...
This year I'm starting the journey that I hope will end with my becoming an Accredited Genealogist. What exactly does that mean? What steps do I need to take? Keep reading and I'll fill you in! I had never considered becoming a professional genealogist until Nicole broached the subject several months ago. She had looked into the certification process and decided to start working slowly toward that long term goal. About the same time, a neighbor approached me with an offer to pay me for helping him straighten out his family lines. I had my first client! I discovered that...
Diana Elder, AG®, and Nicole Dyer
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