Saturday, October 5, 2013

Do You Have Research Phases?

Are there certain times of year you are more drawn to researching your family tree?  Perhaps more in the mood or less in the mood to do your research?

I know I am interested in and passionate about genealogy year-round, but the different seasons bring different possibilities.

When the weather gets cool, it feels like the perfect time to stay indoors, research and write letters from the comfort of my own home. This is the time of year I tend to gather the most vital records by way of letter-writing and/or emailing town clerks.

Warmer weather means I'm more likely to make in-person visits to libraries, town halls, cemeteries, and more such places.

I also find my interest in researching family history is greater from roughly October through December. Perhaps it is the holiday season that inspires these feelings of wanting to feel a connection with ancestors. There is certainly an ancestral connection to Thanksgiving that makes this a particularly meaningful time of year for me to focus my efforts on research.

Copyright (c) 2013 Wendy L. Callahan

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