What Can Wait?

No one can do it all. There will be genealogical work “left undone” when you are no longer able to actively be involved in genealogical research. Try and prioritize:

  • preserve and share things you have access to that no one else does–pictures, family memorabilia, etc. 
  • identify any photographs you’ve not already
  • share and preserve any compilations you’ve already made
  • write up and share any discoveries you’ve made
  • research those records most at risk for being lost forever
  • realize that you can’t do it all