My A2Z 2016 theme is how to pursue an interest in family history/genealogy – I’d love you to join me on the journey. G is for GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES In the online world within which we live and often research these days, it’s easy to think we don’t need anything more than the genealogical programs offered … More G is for Genealogical Societies & the genealogical community
As I sit in the lounge at LA Brisbane airport waiting for the Qantas “bus”, it seems quite surreal to think of all that has happened in the short space of a week. Let me see if I can capture the highlights for you. MOST EMOTIONAL Hands down this was the keynote by Vietnamese-Aussie expat, Tan Le, a … More Reviewing RootsTech 2015: The highlights
Today is my second anniversary of blog-writing. It’s been a fascinating journey and one which has taken me on a different path from what I originally anticipated. When I began I wanted to share information on “my” Dorfprozelten immigrants, try to attract anyone with Broadford or East Clare ancestry and share some of my family … More Second anniversary of my blog – sharing and learning in community with other genies around the world.
Thomas McEntee of Geneabloggers fame has raised the question of why we blog and why so few family historians/genealogists follow one or more blogs. A recent survey by the New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston revealed that blog reading and engagement is followed by less than 40% of genealogy researchers. There are a couple … More Open Thread Thursday: the benefits of blog reading and why I blog
Following on my posts about the changes in family history over the past 25 years I thought it would be good to look at family history resources beyond the internet and how we use them today. I’ve built up a list of 60 resources or activities that take our research beyond the digitised records (much … More Beyond the Internet Geneameme