There is so much about genealogy that I love and I try to convey that when I present to societies. There are times that the research process gets to me but in those times I redirect my efforts. Genealogy is such a large field and there are so many things you can do besides researching that difficult line. It’s good to step away from a difficult project once in a while. For example:
- Go read a genealogy how to book, and get some pointers.
- Check out some new websites. Cyndi’s List (http://www.cyndislist.com/), Linkpendium(http://www.linkpendium.com/) and Family Tree Magazine (http://www.familytreemagazine.com/GeneralMenu/), just to name a few, are great places to find genealogical websites.
- Ask a friend if you can do some research for her. Working on someone else’s genealogy give you an opportunity to try to solve a different research problem.
- Try transcribing some records, either through a large project like Family Search Indexing (http://www.familysearchindexing.org/en/home/home.jsf?pname=homeTab) or start a project on your own. This allows you to become more familiar with records and what is available.
Genealogy is a lot of fun and exciting. Don’t let the process get you down, just change what you are doing for a little bit and give something new a try.