If no man is an island, then caring what happens in poorer places and countries is important. It’s easy sometimes to feel there’s little you can do to help “solve” world problems. However, there is one strategy that we can all contribute to, according to our means, and that is Kiva. I’ve talked about this … More Kiva Genealogists for Families – helping others to help themselves
My email this morning included one from Congress 2015 convenor, Kerrie Gray…the new Congress app (on Android and Apple) is now available. Over my morning coffee I downloaded the app to my iPad, and added the sessions, and keynotes, that I was attending. Kerrie offered these useful guidelines for adding presentations to the “My Program” … More All App’d up for Congress in five more days
Quite a few of us are celebrating our third anniversary as supporters of Kiva through the Genealogists for Families (GFF) team initiated by well-respected researcher and Queensland genealogy guru, Judy Webster back in 2011. Not long afterwards GFF won a 2011 Geneablog Award for best new community project. Just the other day I got an … More Kiva Genealogists for Families anniversary
Thanks to an alert by Genealogists for Families team captain, Judy Webster, I found there’s a chance today to double our impact when making loans on Kiva. This is how it works: Go to http://www.kiva.org You can join to choose the Genealogists for Families team if you like Click on Lend Look for anyone who … More Kiva: More bang for your buck today
The topic for Day 8 of the Advent Calendar of Memories was Christmas Shopping. For many of us, the focus of the Christmas season isn’t on “things” but on family and friends. Still, we like to give presents – large and small – to those we love. Do you shop during Christmastime or do you shop … More Advent Calendar of Memories: Day 8 – Christmas Shopping & Kiva
As my regular readers know I’m a big fan of the Kiva Genealogists for Families (GFF) team and the good it’s doing for those who are less fortunate than us which is why I have the big green Kiva badge on my sidebar. Shauna Hicks gave me the great idea of adding a dedicated page … More My new Genealogists for Families page
Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog, in conjunction with Geneabloggers, has kicked off 2012 with a new series of weekly blogging prompts themed as 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy. Week 1 is Blogs: Blogging is a great way for genealogists to share information with family members, potential cousins and each other. For which blog are you … More 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy: Week 1: Blogs to inspire.
The topic for Week 50 in Amy Coffin’s and Geneablogger’s 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History series is: Holiday gifts. Describe any memorable Christmas gifts you received as a child. As I was travelling I missed posting on the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories on 10th December when the topic was Christmas Gifts: What … More 52 weeks of Personal Genealogy & History: Week 50: Gift giving, Secret Santa and Kiva