Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Losing momentum

I’m having a moment where I just can’t seem to find the motivation to get into my research. Usually I feel a nudge from my ancestors to ‘look here’, ‘research him’, etc. (more like a full blown shove!). However, lately I hadn’t felt a thing. I still maintain my family website regularly and work on the family newsletter. But, when it comes to researching my ancestors, it’s becoming increasingly difficult. I think I’m going thru a phase.

My family reunion is coming up in August and I’m hoping that it will give me a boost in researching the family tree. I think having a lack of internet (at home) has me depressed!!! Lol. Granted, I have been able to access the internet thru Tetherberry and my Crackberry, but the connecting isn’t fast enough to do uploads and such. So, I’m pretty limited with what I can do online at the moment.

I know I have a lot of work to get finished especially before the family reunion. But, I’m not too sure if it will get done. Maybe I need to stick my finger in a Genealogical Light Shock!
There are some things that I'm interested in doing. I want to transfer this blog to a WP blog and incorporate my research using either The Next Generation or PHPGedView. But, more research and time will be needed before I can get started with that.


  1. Oh Dear Heart, maybe the Ancestors are giving you a "pause"... a breather. They understand the weight of the work.

    We they need you to dive-in, they know EXACTLY how to get your attention!:-)


  2. Maybe that's it. they know I have alot of projects (personal and professional) going on. Maybe they're giving me time to sort them out :P.

  3. From time to time I need to walk away from research so I can come back at a later time and get a new perspective.

    How about writing some narratives about the research you do have? Draft some stuff that you can use at the family reunion?

  4. Thomas' sentiments are on point, anyone who has researched a long understands the need to just "stop" sometimes...

    I myself have been known to take long breaks - the last 3 years.

    Relax & follow your intuition... you'll know when it's time to start diggin' again.



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