Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Trying Again: Another Chance at the Genealogy Do-Over ~ Review of The Genealogy Do-Over Workbook

Thank goodness for genealogy second chances....

I need to re-do my Genealogy Do-Over I tried last year. I confess I did not get very far and had to stop just two weeks into it. But this time I have a secret weapon, and it is called The Genealogy Do-Over Workbook, recently published by Thomas MacEntee.

Finally...the book so many genealogists (myself included) have been waiting for is here! I have been a genealogist for more than 25 years, but when I started out, I didn't know much about methodology or how to properly format source citations, or even how to find the best resources. I learned through trial and error and by making plenty of mistakes along the way. 

So in January 2015, when Thomas MacEntee shared this concept with the genealogical community, I made the decision that a "do-over" was just what I needed. [See my post, "Embracing My Mistakes: Why I Am Participating in the "Genealogy Do-Over" in 2015"]. 

But life got in the way and I had to stop after just a few weeks. While the guidelines for the Genealogy Do-Over were posted online and through a Facebook group, many genealogists were asking for a book version. 

Newly released, The Genealogy Do-Over Workbook is an easy-to-follow, success driven program designed to help genealogists improve their skills, Whether you have been working on your genealogy for two months or 20 years, The Genealogy Do-Over Workbook will help you learn and/or review the key research concepts and techniques, and discover the tools and technologies you need to be a better genealogist so that you can effectively share your family history information with future generations. The best part is that if I get sidetracked again, I can always use the workbook to start the Do-Over at a time that is more convenient for me.

Now that I have this Kindle version, I am armed and ready to "redo" my own "Genealogy Do-Over" in 2016!

Yes, thank goodness for genealogy second chances...and in some instances, third and fourth...

UPDATE AS OF 06 JANUARY 2016: The paperback version of the The Genealogy Do-Over Workbook is now available to order at Amazon.

[Note:  I purchased this Kindle book on my own and have not received any form of compensation in exchange for this review. The views and opinions expressed are purely my own.

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