Try a food from your ancestors homeland. (Find family recipes from ancestors)
Watch old family movies
Record a favorite family story
Write about one family tradition:do you know how it started or by whom and when?
Do you have an ancestor who played a musical instrument? Were they in a band?
Write the stories about a family trip and include photos
Create a cost of living comparison with a living relative
Create a genealogy deck of cards - play with family members. Cards can have photos and short bio on them https://www.creativefamilyhistorian.com/design/family-history-game/
Start the story of your life to be added to your research
Search for church directories for your female relatives
Find a family history blog that is related to your research
Declutter your family photos. Choose those attached to your research (add a variety of ages)
hoose an artifact or object from an ancestor. Write about it and that ancestor.
Choose a relative and learn about their leisure time activities: did they fish, write, volunteer, quilt, etc.
Organize your paperwork you are holding on to ie birth, death marraige records
Record a family member telling a family story....save that recording to your family tree.
Plan a research fact finding trip! Where? Why? What information are you searching for?
Which family members were involved in sports? is there a trend in your family? Any stars?
Do you have a colorful ancestor? Write their story.
Do you have a relative who had a scary event happen in their life? Tell that story.
Is there a family profession? if so what is it and which relatives followed this path.
Pick a relative and research their schooling records - what kind of student?
Learn about the origins of the odd name in your tree.
Write about the relative that traveled on a ship to this country. Learn more about the ship and it's conditions.
Locate a letter or postcard written by an ancestor.
Send an email to one of your DNA matches.
Search Facebook based on surname for a family genealogy group.
Pick a relative and create a timeline for them.
Clean up your family tree - create a research to do list for those members who are missing information.
1890 census brickwall buster - search for land records surrounding the 1890 date.
Choose an area your relatives have lived and look for a Plat map to locate where they lived in the county.
Take a trip to a family cemetery and photograph family headstones.
Create a family honor roll for those who served.
Watch a YouTube video on a new topic in genealogy, share what you learned with someone else.
Start indexing your research, creating a system that works best for you.
1950's census - help check names and help edit : https://www.familysearch.org/getinvolved/my-opportunities
Choose a relative that you don't have information on and find 3 documents related to them.
Order civil war records of your relatives from the National Archives. https://eservices.archives.gov/orderonline/start.swe?SWECmd=GotoView&SWEPostnRowId=1-29XS&SWEView=GPEA+Product+Catalog+Category+Detail+View+FFO&SWEHo=eservices.archives.gov&SWEPostnApplet=GPEA+Product+Catalog+Category+Form+Applet+FFO
Create a list of research goals for the fall.
Start a family newsletter to be sent out to family members to share your research - a great way to update relatives - tree, newest collected information, choose one relative to highlight - send annually (think those Christmas family newsletter cards)
Which family member left the general area that your ancestors settled? Why and where did they go?
Create a residence record file - include address, photo, taxes, mortgage record, maps/survey, probate and related census records.