Small Projects–Not Large Ones

Those large genealogy projects tend to never get done. Instead of thinking about all the family members you want to document or all the family items you have to preserve, start small.

I’ve decided to work on documenting the descendants of one set of 4th great-grandparents through their great-grandchildren. It’s a small enough task that it will be easier to manage that tracing down all the descendants through the current time. And it is better than doing nothing.

Instead of thinking about all those pictures and other items I have to digitize and organize, I am working on one box and will go from there. One is better than nothing.

Getting something done can also be motivation to continue on with other projects.

What large tasks on your genealogy “to-do list” could be replaced with smaller, more manageable ones?

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