Last night I had a dream about genealogy. In this dream I learned that my great-grandfather was actually adopted. I never heard this before, and was anxious to research it further. He told me who his biological father was. I was excited to know the real name.
Somehow I knew that I was dreaming, and so I repeated the name over and over and over so when I woke up, I would remember it so I could further research it. I don't usually wake up in the middle of the night, but last night I did - several times. I'd wake up, repeat the biological father's name in my head several times, then go back to sleep.
Now that I'm awake and writing this article, I have no idea what the name was....My senses have also returned to me, and I know that he was not adopted. But what if he really was....
I also have a recurring dream of a family bible that I know contains the answers I've been searching for. As I bring the bible closer to my eyes so I can read the information on the "Births" page, all of the text goes blurry and I cannot read a thing. Oh how frustrating these dreams can be.
The solution. It is usually in the middle of the night when I am laying in bed thinking about how to solve a genealogy problem that an idea comes to me. Sometimes even in dreams. To ensure that you do not forget these potentially "inspired" ideas, make sure that your laptop is always on your nightstand, turned on, with Legacy's To Do List open. Simply create a new To Do task, enter the "inspired" information, click Save, and go back to sleep. You'll never forget that great idea when you wake up!
Does this only happen to me?