Taking classes and attending seminars
is something that I find really interesting. I like to find out new information and
make lots of notes. It all sounds so good at the time. Maybe that new information could be the
solution to a brick wall or give me a clue to take that problem family back
a generation. I have lots of folders full notes of helpful hints that just sit there.
The same thing happens with my
research. I love the hunt. Searching for those elusive ancestors through wills,
deeds and written accounts is addictive. Once the piece of data is captured by
transcription, photocopy, photo or on a flash drive the hunt is over. The thrill
is gone. And the data sits there. I still have copies of interesting
stuff unprocessed from research trips. This has to change.
There has been some progress since I
started writing this blog. In the search for topics I have accessed some of the
data that was sitting around gathering dust. There is lots more where that came from. My aim
is to get organized so that I can not only put my research in order to find great topics to write about but to even use the information from seminars for
ideas for topics and future research. I hope to start this after I return from the genealogy conference. Wish me luck!
Some of the research information waiting to be used