January 20 – Call your local public library or state archive and arrange a tour of the genealogy department. Make sure you learn to use the microfilm reader and computer databases.Besides your local public library or state archive, visit your local genealogy library or Family History Center and arrange a tour of their facilities. Even though a lot of information is available on-line, you will not find everything on-line. Plus by visiting a genealogy library or Family History Center, you will find very friendly people staffing the library or center. They are more than willing to help you in your efforts.
January 21 –Create a genealogy correspondence log in an Excel spreadsheet or, if you prefer, on lined paper. Note: You probably will find a free form online to print out. List letters y send and receive, record requests, fees, dates and contact information. You may want one for email correspondence or create a correspondence email folder. You can move your sent emails into the proper location with-in your new email folder. Then when you get replies, you can move those to the same location..