I quit doing genealogy research a couple of years ago because I was just plain burned out. I simply stopped. Left projects half-done or barely started. Since then, I’ve dabbled a bit.
Recently I’ve tried looking at my children’s paternal line but have gotten nowhere because I cannot find where they lived in Bohemia in the 19th century. It’s been an exercise in frustration.
Now my cousin, Jeanne, is resuming her research; and that has inspired me to get back to mine.
But how do I begin to pick up the pieces? There are so many of them. Which pieces to pick up first? Can I find where I left off? Going back to my Bullet Journal should help.
· A Google earth trip showing my paternal ancestors path from their home in Poland to their new home in St. Paul, MN.
· A search for possible Polish relatives who settled in Milwaukee and in Buffalo.
· A story about the times my parents grew up in.
And there are other loose threads, too.
Hints on Ancestry.com have shown diminishing results over time.
I think I’ll take a closer look at Smart Matches on My Heritage.