The Write Way
8/1/2001
Keeping a family history research journal can help you track and organize your finds, uncover clues you've overlooked — and share the story of your search. Here's how to get started.

When I became interested in climbing my family tree, nobody told me that this obsession would infiltrate every aspect of my life — right down to making bizarre notations in my diary:

22 September 1998, at home: Woke up about an hour after I went to bed and realized I had never checked to see if Nancy Banc had an obituary.