Column: A Habit to Succeed

Between today and Wednesday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers:

Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst)

Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton)

Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin (Lunenburg County)

Title: A Habit to Succeed

Snippet: Over the years, I’ve witnessed researchers excitedly share their discoveries. They were on a high, finding information they never thought possible. I’ve also witnessed researchers speak about dead ends and endless hours of futile searching. Their voices lacked the energy of someone determined to continue their research.

Sometimes what separates these two scenarios is luck, but more often than not, it is the researcher’s habits.

If you’re just starting your research or you’re lost knee-deep in the middle of confusion, it’s time to step back and put a few good habits in place before continuing.

Habit One: Map out a Plan: Make a short list of items you want to find for a particular ancestor. Focus on one individual or one family unit. Review the list and determine where the best places to find the information would be.

. . . To read more, pick up one of the above noted newspapers.

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