Power Hour
6/11/2014
Pull up a chair and partake of these 14 genealogy jobs you can do on your lunch break.
Not all of us enjoy the luxury of afternoons open for poking around in libraries, free hours to scroll through microfilm, or whole days to surf the genealogy riches of the Internet. Some of us must work to support our genealogy habits and buy such niceties as food and shelter. Even if you don’t have a 9-to-5 job, you probably have kids or grandkids, a home to look after, volunteer work and other daily demands that keep you from spending as much time on your family tree research as you’d like.
 
But you still can make progress in pursuing your pedigree, even if the only free time you can spare is your lunch break. In just an hour—or even 45 minutes, if you don’t want to dribble grape jelly on your research notes or wolf down your ham-and-Swiss while hunched over the keyboard—you can push a bit deeper into the past and uncover something new about what’s old.