Busy Schedule? No Problem...

How to fit family history into a busy schedule:

  • Download the FamilySearch Indexing program and keep it open on your desktop.   When you have a free moment during the day, do a name or two.
  • Download the FamilySearch Indexing Beta app on your phone.  Do a few names while going about your day.
  • If you drive pass a cemetery, stop for a few minutes, use the BillionGraves or Resting Spot app to click a few pics of graves nearby or take a picture of a few graves and upload them to FindAGrave.com.
  • If you have a free moment, add your ancestor's name to a search engine like Google or Yahoo.  See what information you find and record it in a notebook or journal.
  • Set up a new website or blog and add a new family bio once a week and email the link to family.
  • Do one of the daily prompts or challenges on this site and email your results to familypearls@gmail.com to have it appear on this blog.
  • Click on one of the search engines on the left side of this site and search for an ancestor.  Record your findings.
  • Once a month, send an email with a list of questions to a family member.  Ask them to answer the questions about their life and childhood and have the answers emailed to the rest of the family as a kind of Family Spotlight activity.
  • Begin writing your own life story.  Once a week, write down a memorable life experience in your journal.
There are many ways to be involved in family history, no matter what your schedule looks like.  Add more ideas here or just go out and do.  Let your family be an important part of your daily life.

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I live in the present yet feel for the past
Seeking connections and roots that outlast
The change of the seasons, the distance of time
Stories and people who I can call mine

Someone who's part of me -- Who will that someone be?

For the hearts of the children are turning
Turning to fathers they've never seen
And the hearts of the fathers are burning
With the promise of what will be

Play the song "The Hearts of the Fathers are Turning" by Steven Kapp Perry