The June 2014 issue of Better Homes and Gardens has a section called “Better Health.” And several pages are devoted to …the healthiest ways to use 30 Minutes–set aside 30 minutes every day to do something that nurtures your body and soul.
Since you can become an expert in any field with one hour study and practice every day–may I suggest that family history nurtures not only your body and soul, it creates a lasting legacy for all those who come after you.
The summer months, as busy as they are, seem to be more relaxed and families are less driven to accomplish “work.” Lemonade, an intriguing book or video, a lounge chair set in the shade of a large tree or on a covered patio. Phones on hold. Alarm clocks turned off. Sprinklers set on low.
You know the drill–
The pull out your pedigree. Choose an ancestor. Draft a research plan. And begin to learn more about that person. You don’t have to bring out all your files. Nor cover the dining room table–make it simple.
One ancestor and his family. Spend 30 minutes drafting what to do. Then 30 minutes looking online for new developments in that saga. Almost any ancestor you could choose has new developments…
Make your summer vacation personal and nurturing. You’ll remember it all through the coming year. And you’ll be able to share what you learned with your family and friends. Your favorite genealogist, Arlene Eakle
PS Stay tuned for some intriguing examples—