Today’s Tip is something I devised when I was on an airplane. I did not have a whole lot of space to do any writing, but I wanted to spend some of the time on family history. I was jammed in a small airplane seat and I was heading to Cornwall to meet newly discovered second cousins. I was SO excited that I never slept a wink on that red-eye.
So, as I was saying, I wanted to do some family history work, but needed to do it as succinctly as possible. I devised a plan to bullet several different items in my life that I wanted to capture and keep in my profile.
So I took out my ever-present 3×5 cards from my pocket and my pen. I made as many bullet points as the card allowed and then titled each one: High Points in my Life. Low points in my life. The best jobs I ever had. The worst jobs I ever did. The best bosses I ever had (WAY too short a list). The bad bosses I have had (way too long a list). My favorite places. My favorite songs. My favorite books. My favorite authors.
It was a great exercise. Fun and easy to document. I then just slipped the cards back in my pocket and added them to my electronic profile on our family tree when I had time.
Throughout the following years I have adjusted these lists. Some have changed. Some have stayed the same. Some new lists have emerged. Some old lists are priceless!
Simple, quick, easy, and oh, so valuable!
If you don’t have any 3×5 cards, let me know. My pocket is always full of them 🙂
Onward To Our Past,