Thursday, March 17, 2011

52 Weeks to Better Genealogy – Week 4


Whether you are just getting started in researching your family history, or you are an experienced genealogy researcher, you will benefit from having someone you can call your mentor, your encourager, your cheerleader, or even your partner in crime. 

No matter what your level of experience, you can always benefit from having someone else to review your findings, share in your new discovery, analyze your problems, and help you organize your research.  Mind you, they aren’t going to do it for you, but they can offer advice and direction when you get to the place where you don’t know where to look next.

My mentor, helps keep me on track.  I like to chase 'rabbit trails', and well, sometimes I get so lost in 'the hunt', I forget who it was I was searching for in the first place.

Where do you find a genealogy mentor?  Start with your local genealogy society’s, or your library.  Most librarians know the local family history buffs, and can help you locate a local history specialist.

On Tuesdays, at the Brown County Public Library, and the Brown County Historical Society Archives, local volunteers are available to help you with your family history research.  Anyone can join us at the Library from 1pm-3pm, or at the Archives from 12n-2pm, every Tuesday.

Remember, genealogy is all about finding clues. You are the Sherlock Holmes of genealogy detectives, who is your 'Watson'?

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