The Big Reveal
I promised you guys a while back that I would eventually let you know why I had been so quiet. The truth is, I’ve been very busy! 2012 was quite the whirlwind! This year, I very gratefully accepted a position as a History Columnist at a local newspaper Zimmerman Today this August. I am currently working on a proposal for my very first non-commissioned history book (talk about exciting!). But most exciting of all, and something I have been so terribly excited to share with everyone is a project that is very close to my heart:
I have had the pleasure of working on product development for this Family History Research Planner which uses the system that The Historium designed for keeping all of our research organized and systematic. I really hope that this planner can help aspiring family historians overcome whatever fear and hesitations they may have and really enjoy learning about where their family came from.
In the genealogy and history community, there is a lot of pressure to be accurate and cautious to avoid mistakes. While this is understandable, since it is easy to jump to conclusions, it is also intimidating for people who are just learning the ropes. Sometimes intimidating enough for them to just give up.
If this sounds like you, I would highly encourage you to go to the LeafLines website and decide if this planner could help you to get a foot in the door. The idea is that anyone who has a past and wants to learn about it, ought to be able to do so. At least that is what I believe!!
What has stopped you from starting your genealogy project? If you are actively researching your family history, what were your fears and hesitations before you started?