The Ultimate Guide to Doing Family History as a Busy Parent

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Is it possible to do family history when you’re a young adult? When you have a 10-month old underfoot? When you’re driving around tweens and teens all over God’s creation? Well, if you think it’s not possible, you’d be wrong. This ultimate guide to doing family history as a busy parent is for you!

We’re busy parents

I have had 5 superheroes that are homeschooled. Meaning, not only do I harass them cleaning their rooms and doing their chores, but I also have the joy of joyfully pestering them to do their school work throughout the day.  If we’re not at a desk, where on the road going to the library, swim lessons, or co-op. At times I may grumble about the difficulty of the journey, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world! And yet, their presence around the house all day means free time is taken when I can snag it.

Young parents are not the only ones leading busy lives. As such, today I wish to honor the busy parents from those with the youngest children to near adults and a near-empty nest. This ultimate guide provides ideas on how to make time for family history when your schedule is crazier than a toddler on too much sugar.

Make Sure You Understand What Is Family History

Family history doesn’t fall into the busy seasons because people don’t understand what family history is. In short, today’s memories and activities become tomorrow’s family history. What are you doing to preserve the here and now?

This five-minute video explains what family history means and gives you a five-minute task that you can work into your busy schedule!

Check out this video on Family History Fanatics!

Use These Secret Weapons to Do Family History as a Busy Parents

Previously on the blog, I revealed my time finding secret weapons to do family history as a busy parent.

. Shh… don’t tell anyone my secrets or we’ll all be successfully researching and preserving our heritage and I’ll have no more fun articles to write!

Find Time to Do Family HIstory
Time Finding Secret Weapons post click here.

Posts to Help You Do Family History As a Busy Parent

I have written multiple posts about doing family history as a busy parent. YOU DON’T HAVE TO read them all. Pick one and put the tips into practice and then try something else if it works.

Do you have more tips to share about finding time to do family history and genealogy as a busy parent? Are you retired and have sage advice for the busy parents in the readership? Share your comments below!

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Devon Noel Lee

Devon Noel Lee

Devon Noel Lee is passionate about capturing and preserving family stories so no one alive today has to be researched, or forgotten, tomorrow. She has authored 6 how-to books, a memoir, two published family history biographies, and over 60 family scrapbooks. She's an enthusiastic speaker who energizes, encourages, and educates at the same time.

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