Why do you do genealogy research?

Why do you do genealogy research?

By Janine Adams Leave a Comment

What’s your why? In our podcast Getting to Good Enough, my co-host, Shannon Wilkinson, and I frequently talk about the importance of knowing why you want to do something. Taking a moment to focus on that why can help you make decisions about how you want to spend your time, money and energy.

So sometimes I think about why I do genealogy research. Why do I spent countless hours and, face it, quite a bit of money ancestor hunting? I do it for the fun of it. I absolutely love playing detective. I love getting to know my ancestors. (And I love getting to know the people I’ve met through being a genealogist.) I even love organizing my research. The whole kit and caboodle is my idea of fun.

I don’t have kids, so I’m not doing this for my descendants. I’m doing it for me. I hope that my research will outlive me, but I’m okay with it if it doesn’t. But I think that might make me atypical.

So I’m curious: Why do you do genealogy research? Please share in the comments!

Source: Organize Your Family History https://organizeyourfamilyhistory.com

Posted On: June 22, 2021 at 12:43PM