Weekly Planner: Catch “Back-to-School Fever”

I love to watch my daughter at this time of year. It’s the start of a new school year and she’s excited about returning to new classes and challenges, planning what extracurricular activities she wants to take part in, and selecting books to read during the silent reading period. Just because we’re out of school doesn’t mean we can’t catch that “back-to-school fever” too! Plan to master a new skill–whether it is a new technology or utilizing a new record group or tool. Help files, reference guides, books, and even online tutorials can be your guides to new skills that will help you locate even the most elusive ancestor.

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5 thoughts on “Weekly Planner: Catch “Back-to-School Fever”

  1. You can also use that “back to school” feeling at the office supply stores–take advantage of sales and coupons to stock up on all sorts of useful supplies like files, binders, pens, blank CD’s, etc.–even a new computer desk or filing cabinet. Getting all those fresh new stationery items was always exciting for me.

  2. Being a Special Education Assistant, in middle school, I always get the back to school fever. I enjoy seeing children from the past two years at school and meeting the new students.
    I enjoy going to the different stores to see what new things are out there then I stock up on everything that a student might need. I love this time of year.

  3. A few weeks ago, I “assigned” myself a project to read each back issue of “New Orleans Genesis”, the local genealogical publication. Since there are now over 100 issues, I’ll be working on this at the library for most of this school year. I’ve been pleasantly surprised at all the new information I’ve picked up.

  4. I like how you mentioned “learning a new skill” just yesterday a person introduced me to http://www.melissadata.com and after a small fee and a little bit of practice handling the site, I was able to locate a person I had all but given up on. That new skill and info paid off.
    One more notch on my genealogy belt and another branch on my tree!


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