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Last spring I wrote a post about subscription savings , digitizing records, and Evernote . It was actually a combo post of three topics/ideas that segued from one to the other but that I didn't think each had sufficient material for a post. I'm more verbose than I thought. Now there are three posts. Here is the "digitizing" content which stemmed from a reader question. ...
Create a Genealogy To-do List Can you say decision fatigue? That phrase was actually the note I made to myself, so I'd know what this blog post title was really supposed to be about. Is it what you expected? It's not what I expected the first time I opened the draft post after thinking of the title. It IS the reason you need a genealogy to-do list. But I'm pretty sure I need to clarify what kind of to-do list I'm talking about. Once we're done, you should know why you need a list and be ready to start one. At the minimum, you should find these types of tasks on your list: Planning Research Analyzing Reporting Education Organization ...
How do professional genealogists accomplish so much more? Is it simply knowledge? Do they know more than you? Is it just experience? Have they been clued-in to some secret or magic formula? The magic theory seems to be pretty popular. In fact, it seems to be the belief held by many people that hire a professional genealogist. Because that's the reason some people will give for not wanting to pay their bill, they say "I could have done this!" Yes, you could. If you have the knowledge, which comes from experience. ...

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