You should always plan out your genealogy research trips, even if it’s just a quick stop in at the local library in town. Long-distance road trips aren’t the only outings that deserve some time, attention and planning. Working efficiently means you are more likely to be successful in your search, no matter what you’re looking for.
Pack what you need – Sure a quick trip may not need any supplies, but that’s why you’re planning ahead to make sure. For longer trips, you will want to have a supply of paper and pens, or whatever electronic device you use for taking notes. Add some post-it notes, paper clips, file folders and labels as well. If you are more technically minded, bring along your pocket scanner and digital camera too. Do not forget change for the photocopier or microfilm machine. (more…)
16 Dec 2012