Friday, January 8, 2021

Genealogy Pit Stop: Research in 15-Minute Increments


You know what a pit stop is right? It can be a much-needed break on I-90 driving to Seattle or perhaps a Daytona car race type. Bottom line, though, a pit stop, means a very short space of time to do something.  

Thomas MacEntee offers a free presentation on YouTube about how you can really accomplish something with your genealogy research in just 15 minutes. Sounds impossible, doesn't it?

Thomas explains that to have a successful Genealogy Pit Stop you must (1) have a sense of focus;  (2) have the ability to ignore BSOs (bright shiny objects); (3) have the tools at hand to track where you started last and where you left off; and (4) have helpers such as pre-formatted source citation templates or evaluation cheat sheets.

Do you have 15 minutes in your busy day to have a Genealogy Pit Stop? Spend that first 15 minutes watching Thomas' YouTube video. You'll be hooked, I guarantee. 

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