It never hurts to go back and review those families that you have not worked on in some time. An ancestor was used as an example in a seminar I gave over the weekend and while reviewing my notes, I realized that it had been some time since I had made a serious attempt to document the children and grandchildren of her second oldest daughter. It’s time. In doing so, I may learn more about the ancestor we share, but there’s more than that. I might:
- discover relatives who have information or family ephemera that I do not;
- get names to help me sort my DNA matches that are “unknown.”
- connect to a new relative who is interested in genealogy.
Time to get back to work on Aunt Louise.