I think one thing that made me put off doing family history research for all these years (besides feeling overwhelmed and incompetent) was that I always felt like I needed a giant chunk of time before I could start a research session.
While it’s true that time flies when I’m researching and I can easily use a large chunk of time, it’s not a requirement. Yesterday at about 5:00 I thought about what I’d like to do next with my day. One option was entering financial data into Quickbooks. Family history research was a much more attractive prospect!
I ended up researching for about two hours. In that time, I found one couple (a pair of great great grandparents) on five censuses, thanks to Ancestry.com. I carefully documented what I learned from the censuses into my family tree in Reunion. And it felt great!
Next time you’re tempted to do a little research, but hesitate because you don’t have a whole lot of time, I say go for it!