As researchers we all get so involved in our research that sometimes we forget to read. Read what you ask? Why genealogy magazines, journals, newsletters, and blogs of course!
I recently subscribed to CaseFile Clues and I was able to get prior issues. These issues have been sitting on my computer waiting to be read for a month now. Last night I transferred them to my Nook and sat down to read a couple. Do you know what happened? I had a light-bulb moment!
The case made me think of a similar case in my husband’s family. This has prompted me to conduct a search for one of my husband’s ancestors in a different way to possibly find a record to tell me more about his life. Will I find it? Who knows but I will definitely search.
So if you aren’t reading magazines, journals, newsletters, and blogs, make some time to do so. You never know how someone else’s research or thought process will aid your research.