The Purposeful Family Historian: A Guide for Researchers

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The Purposeful Family Historian: A Guide for Researchers [Kindle Edition]

Family history is more than just a quest for filling out the family tree. It is an experience which is founded on purpose.

What drives us to dabble in family history research? Is it because we love history? We love our family? We’re crazy masochistic introverts who love spending long hours banging our heads against the keyboard when we run into brick walls? It’s because we feel, deep within us, a sense of purpose calling us to be the story-keeper for our ancestors.

Using research from multiple disciplines ranging from psychology and self-improvement to project management and business skills, this book guides you toward identifying the sense of purpose which called you to family history and leverage it to have more fruitful and meaningful research time.

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Will Moneymaker

Will established Ancestral Findings in 1995 and has helped genealogy researchers for over 25 years. He is also a freelance photographer, husband of twenty-eight years, father of four children, and has one grandchild.