Alona Tester from Gould Genealogy has proposed a Family History through the Alphabet series over the coming 26 weeks. I decided that my theme would be the Attributes we need as family historians: the skills, experience and talents you bring to your research. Here is my selection of B attributes.
B is for our BELIEF in the value of the work we’re doing and the importance of recording our family stories to share with our family and descendants.
B is for the BRAVERY you’ll need to take on the challenges ahead of you on this exploration of family and to cold-call, email or write to relatives you’ve never met.
B is for the personal BENEFITS you’ll gain from your research, not only new skills but new insights into your family and yourself.
B is for the BOOTS you’re going to need when you head out to “walk the land” or get down and dirty in the cemeteries you need to explore. (yes, I know, boots are more assets than attributes…perhaps getting down and dirty should be under bravery as well).
What “B” attributes do you think we need?
To succeed, we must first believe that we can. Michael Korda[i]