It’s not often that we receive over 2,000 responses to a single poll on the MyHeritage blog, but it seems that this week’s poll has generated wide interest throughout our community.
Here are the results:
As for the results: On first glance there isn't a runaway favourite across the whole survey which - given the diversity of occupations across the genealogy community (including professional genealogists) - isn't particularly surprising.
More interesting, perhaps, is that the two most popular responses were: "Whenever the mood takes me" and "One to five hours per week." Individuals in both of these categories made up 60% of respondents. It seems that an unregimented research schedule is popular.
Some 13% of respondents were either professional or full-time genealogists, and 10% spent less than one hour per week researching.
We all have our own research routines; however, it's also important to factor in time with our immediate families, regardless of how engaged we are with our research.
Personally, I'd like to be in the 10% researching for less than one hour per week, but until my research efficiency improves dramatically, that's not going to happen!