Make 2006 a breakthrough year for your family tree quest with our tip-a-day research calendar.
1. Observe Black History Month by reading Alex Haley's Roots (Random House, out of print). Although its research has been disputed, this book and the TV miniseries it inspired are often credited with sparking genealogy's popularity boom.
2. Start a biographical worksheet for each person you're researching (download our free one online). If you have a photo, include a copy on the sheet.
3. Continue yesterday's biography project—it's a big job.