11 June 2009

SCOOP: Recession-Proof Your Research

DearREADERS,
Ol' Myrt got a sneak peek of the July/Aug 2009 issue of Family Chronicle magazine which will hit news stands later this month and is pleased to note the cover story is "Recession-Proof Your Research". Stretching our genealogy dollars is all the more challenging with today's economic difficulties. Among many suggestions, author Lisa A. Alzo points out:
"Typically, subscribing to just one site will not give you access to all the
records you’ll want to check. Many sites offer either monthly subscriptions, or
pay-as-you-view credits. This may be a cost effective option for shorter periods
of searching."

Indeed, why NOT organize your life to include twenty 8-hour research days over the next month? Order in Chinese and don't answer the phone. That way the other 11 months of the year can be spent networking with living family members, sharing what you've learned.

Then in a year, you can have a go at it again, to see what's been added in the interim.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
DearMYRTLE,
Your friend in genealogy.
Myrt@DearMYRTLE.com

1 comment:

Cheryl Rothwell said...

That's an interesting idea. Or pick one or two a month if time is more limited and concentrate on those, then chose new ones next month.