Genealogy Prompt 6: Set Up a Private Family Tree for Research

Browsing public family trees online can be exciting. You might suddenly come across a treasure trove of information about one of your ancestors — their parents’ names, other children, or even further generations back. But that doesn’t mean making your own working tree public is a good idea. In fact, it’s much wiser to keep … Read more

Genealogy Prompt 4: Document Your Family Traditions

Genealogy is about more than researching your family’s past. It’s also about documenting the present for future generations.¬†For this week’s genealogy prompt, take some time to write down or otherwise document your family traditions for your children, grandchildren, or other family. Why Document Family Traditions? When you keep records of your family’s traditions, you give … Read more

Genealogy Prompt 1: Reach Out to a Relative

Today I’m kicking off a new series of weekly genealogy prompts. These will include family history research prompts as well as genealogy writing prompts. Why Genealogy Prompts? Whether you’re new to researching your family history or an experienced genealogist, your next steps aren’t always clear. Sometimes this is because you’ve hit a brick wall and … Read more