12 November 2012

Sudoku as a Genealogical Tool

I love the title of this post by Brenna Pearce!

When my daughter was in high school, Sudoku became a big thing in our household!  Though, I could never attain the speed that she did, I did improve with time!

When I still had my older computer, I kept a Sudoku book near it since it took forever to reboot.  I would work on a puzzle or puzzles, depending how cranky my computer was, until it was fully rebooted. It gave me something to do instead of staring at the monitor and I figured it was good “exercise” for my brain!

As Brenna says ...

Okay, maybe I’m a bit off the wall with this one, but I truly believe that completing Sudoku puzzles is a good way to develop your genealogical skills. To be more precise, this activity is a great way to increase your powers of deduction, logic, and inference. I’ll explain how in this post...

Do read the full post to learn more about doing Sudoku helps keep our brains sharp!  Given the “problems” we often face as we research ancestors, I know I want my problem-solving skills to be as sharp as they can!

Are there other fun types of problems that you like to solve which you have found also helped you with your genealogical and family history research?

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