Whether you GenTravel every few months or once or twice each decade, there are tips and tricks to making your trip a successful endeavor. Paula Stuart Warren, CG, wrote an article “The Art of a Successful Research Trip”. I’ll share what stood out to be my favorite tips from her article, but you’ll want to hop over HERE to read the entire article!
“…there’s more to taking a research trip than checking into the hotel and finding the local cemetery. A successful genealogical research trip takes a lot of planning and forethought. But while it may be a lot of work, when you combine the adventure of travel with the ancestral chase, most of us are enthusiastic enough to pack our bags—today!”
“If you plan to go on numerous research trips, keep a packing list that you update for each trip. You can easily store your packing list on your computer. Then just print a fresh copy for each trip and use a highlighter to cross off items as they are packed. You may even want to arrange your list by category and then alphabetically within each category.”
“An excellent way to capture your research trip on paper is to write a brief summary of your trip. Then file the information you’ve gathered, update your packing list, write thank-you notes, and begin to plan for the next trip. If you have energy after that, take a minute to relax and reflect. You’ve accomplished a lot.”
So, are you planning your GenTraveling yet? Where do you plan to go? Be sure to share your GenTraveling Bucket list on our Bucket List Page. GenTraveling: It’s the Real Deal Thrill!