Drawing Those Hesitant Relatives into Your Family Tree Research


Once you’ve become hooked on genealogy research, it makes sense that you would want to share your discoveries with other family members. In fact, you may be dying to know if they have any tidbits of family history that they can share with you. Unfortunately, many family researchers run into an obstacle on their journey to create their tree: the hesitant family members.
We all have one of them (or five, but who’s counting?). They are disinterested at best or – at worst – think the entire process is silly or a waste of time. It can be difficult to understand, especially once you are caught up in the fun of solving your family’s historical mysteries, why or how anyone wouldn’t be excited by knowing more about their roots. There are strategies to help you bring them into the fold so that you can share and exchange information with them and perhaps even turn their interest in the process up a notch...