Family History Fatigue

16 May

I haven’t spent all day working on my family tree but it certainly feels like it. I also did some housework and went walking for a couple of hours, but I am definitely suffering from family history fatigue now.

I have added most of my 3x great grandparents to my family tree now. I am missing just two now (the parents of Emily GREEN) and I still have two 3x great grandmothers whose maiden names I cannot find. So I think I have done pretty well.

I am calling it a night now, I feel physically and mentally drained, and hopefully tomorrow a refreshed pair of eyes will be able to see something I have missed today.

Although I have added the names, there is still a lot more detail to be added, most of the information has come from census returns and the GRO indexes, but for example I haven’t got death dates for most of the individuals and not all the census entries had been added.

So I still have much more work to do before I have a tree fit for printing, but at least I have made a good start. My 4x great grandparents now number 20 out of 64, so still a long way to go there. In total today (and last night) I have added 59 individuals, no wonder I am feeling exhausted!

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2 Responses to “Family History Fatigue”

  1. Thomas MacEntee May 17, 2009 at 12:24 am #

    WOW! You’ve made great progress! I am still stuck at 14 of my 16 2nd great grandparents and 17 of 32 3rd great grandparents

  2. wanderinggenealogist May 17, 2009 at 10:25 pm #

    Hi Thomas, it was a lot of hard work, but worth it. My family tree looks much more balanced now. I had spent far too much time working on male lines and had neglected a lot of spouses families. This exercise has corrected that, although I still have an awful lot of detail to fill in!

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