It’s that time of year when people are B–U-S-Y. It’s also the time of year when you’re trying to make good on old resolutions or plan for new ones. Below I’m sharing a list of tasks you can do in 15 minutes or less that will have you finding time for genealogy during your hectic seasons throughout the year.
When it comes to researching, there are many tasks that can be done in 15 minutes or less. Some tasks are addictive set a timer. When it beeps, STOP. You can keep come back the next time!
Create a research log or to do list
Brainstorm new search ideas
Examine ONE hint on FamilySearch
Examine ONE hint in RootsMagic for FindMyPast or Heritage
Investigate a newspaper site for an ancestral name and place
Contact a fellow researcher and ask for tips or to share resources
Look up a specific record such as SSDI or census record
Look up one name on Find A Grave
Submit a correction or update to Find A Grave
Run a problem report in RootsMagic
Resolve one clean-up task using Find A Record for your FamilySearch Family Tree
Create a research log in RootsMagic or a Spreadsheet
Update your research log with your recent query results
Look up an ancestor in a City Directory on Don’s List
Type a surname, place name, or a military unit into Google Books
Update your contact list with current family addresses
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