Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: What Keeps You From Doing Genealogy?

I can’t believe that it is already May, especially since Tucson has had a mild spring this year – not too hot! In addition to being May Day, it’s also time for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun with Randy Seaver.

This week’s challenge is an easy one:

1)  What Keeps You From Doing Genealogy?  What real life activity do you have to do, or like to do, that takes time away from genealogy research?

I have to admit that there is little that keeps me from my genealogy addiction. I’m retired and have no little people who need me.

Until the pandemic, our frequent cruises kept me from genealogy because onboard internet connection can be quite spotty. However, we haven’t been on a ship since November 2019.

There haven’t been any trips, anywhere, actually, since February 2020, when we drove to Phoenix for the day to see the Native American hoop dancing championships.

My main genealogy interruptions nowadays are just normal household jobs, like laundry, cooking and cleaning. I occasionally do some yard cleanup, but there isn’t a lot of that with desert plants.

I rarely even go to the grocery store as we have delivery service.

I used to quilt, and have a gigantic stash of beautiful fabrics, but quilting is a time consuming hobby. There aren’t enough hours in the day for both, so quilting has been set aside. I’ve even considered selling my stash online!

I also like to walk for exercise and it is definitely morning walking season here in Tucson.

Last, but definitely not least, the pandemic has kept me from genealogy because I haven’t been to Salt Lake now for a couple of years. I haven’t even been to my local family history center and there are several locked collections on FamilySearch that I would like to view.

That’s about it!

Thanks, Randy, for this week’s challenge.


One thought on “Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: What Keeps You From Doing Genealogy?”

  1. I can understand the time conflict between quilting and genealogy. I used to do a lot of needlework, and I really don’t anymore, because genealogy had the greater “pull.”

    I hope your Family History Centers have reopened. Most of the ones in my area, including the Gresham location at which I volunteer, have reopened, albeit with reduced hours from previously.

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