As a Springfield family history and genealogy researcher, do you keep a journal, in any form? I recently read an article: "Genealogy: Tips for Keeping a Journal" that provided some new insight, to me. Perhaps you will find them useful, as well.
The author, Cambria VandeMerwe, reminded us that genealogy is more than filling in forms for a family tree. It is also our responsibility to capture and share the current life of our family for future generations. Making 'journal entries' of some sort accomplish that task. She goes on to offer eight tips that you may not have thought of in this context. I'll bet you do more than one of these things, already:
- Keep a journal
- Keep a blog
- Take pictures
- Take Video
- Keep your ticket stubs
- Keep your to-do list
- Create a journal mural
How many of these are you already doing? One, two, three, or more I would guess. Now, you just need to preserve them - and use them to share. Can you do this? Of course you can. Start now.
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