Thursday, July 19, 2012


Do you ever feel overwhelmed?  Theres so much I want to do with all of this family history, but sometimes i just go in so many directions, i cant pin it down.  Instead of concentrating on one line or even one family at a time, i go back and forth through out people.  I have to get it in my mind to do one family , one line at a time, because if I dont i figure i will drive myself crazy and probably miss something trying to do everything at once.  I just want to know it all.  What i should really be doing is finding all i can about one person and then moving on to the next....


  1. Yes, we all run into that problem - Just try to focus on one person at a time. Gather the information then move up one (parent) or focus on a sibling. Create a spreadsheet or other document - call it a research log or journal. When you come across something that is trying to divert you from your person of research, make a note in your log. Now you can continue researching your primary subject, but have not lost your item of interest, and you can follow up on it at a later time. Good luck!
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)

    1. i just listened to a great webinar on Legacy on research logs and i can tell you that I learned alot. I really need to start writing down the places that i have looked. Thank you for your advice.