Inspiring Genealogy Blogs – November 2012

November flew by, and we’re racing towards the end of the year. And somehow in amongst the busyness I found time to read some blogs – some that I call ‘Inspiring Genealogy Blogs’ that I’d like to share with you.

I find that reading blog posts helps me keep up with the latest news, products and generally what’s happening in general in the world of genealogy. And if you happen to already follow me on Twitter, and to some extent Google+, you already know that I like to share with you the interesting things I read.

Anyway I hope you find the following Genealogy Blogs … useful, and well, Inspiring.

Help Your Ancestors Live Forever – Write Your Family History
It does go without saying that a lot of people are too focused on dates and documenting dates, and sources of those dates. Kenneth Marks tell us about writing the stories of his ancestors, which can come from sources such as family stories (and rumours from time to time), newspaper articles, photos, documents, letters, etc. Read the full story …

Some Thoughts for the Genealogy Societies in the World
Elyse is one of a growing number of 20-something genealogists out there.  And she has made an observation that there’s one thing that they all have in common – we’re all pretty darn shy when it comes to actually going to a genealogy society or conference.  So how do you pull us out of our shells? Here are Elyse’s words of advice based on her own experiences. Read the full story …

Keeping Your Electronics Up-to-Date
James Tanner write about the flood of electronic devices in the marketplace has unleashed a new phenomena, keeping up-to-date with constant change. It is his impression that most people think of a purchase of a computer or other electronic device in terms of other household appliances, but when was the last time you thought about updating your stove or dishwasher? But how does this relate to your genealogy? Read the full story …

Using Facebook for Genealogy
For avid Facebookers this probably won’t be news, but Deb as a great post on how Facebook has morphed into a great place for genealogy connecting and information gathering. There are many posts about the usual cute photographs, but slowly family history is taking the lead. She says how the best benefit by far has been connecting with fellow researchers. The virtual friendships have been priceless. Read the full story …

No More Begging the Cousins
Are you fed up trying to get your relatives interested in family history? Interested enough so they’ll share information, rather than just take yours? Kenneth R. Mark is, and he has his say here. Read the full story …

Copyright and the Website
Judy G. Russell aka The Legal Genealogist, answers a readers question about the notion of copyrighting a website.   “I have seen personal genealogy websites that say copyright (c) 2012 etc.,” M notes. “My question is how does a website get to be copyrighted and what does the copyright protect?” It’s a great question, and Judy answers it in easy to understand terms. Read the full story …

Scanning is Fun – Repeat After Me
There are two activities that are necessary for family history researchers to perform that are to say the least – tedious.  And most researchers do not like to do them.  Why – because they take a lot of time to accomplish.  And depending on your point of view – they aren’t much fun. No 1. is  organizing your research, with No. 2 being Scanning. Kenneth G. Marks of The Ancestor Hunt, and Caroline Pointer from 4YourFamilyStory fame, have come up with a plan to combat the scanning issue. Read the full story …

Primary and Secondary Sources — Genealogy and Hearsay
In this post James Tanner tells us about the difference between Primary and Secondary sources allowed in a law court, and those used in genealogy. From the standpoint of history and genealogy, all evidence (i.e. testimonial or documentary) is admissible. Read the full story …

Best of the Genea-Blogs 18 to 24 November 2012
Each week Randy Seaver does a roundup of the ‘best genea-blogs’. I was going to linkt o some of the posts he links to, but there are so many good one’s in this lot, I decided to link directly to his posts which lists them all. Read the full story …

Step by Step Summary of Personal Archiving
This is Part 4 of a series written by FamilySearch, which has provided readers with guidance in getting started with digital preservation. This final part ends the series with a summary of archiving your family history records digitally. Read the full story …

There’s quite a range of genealogy topics covered here, so grab yourself a cuppa and sit back for some good reading.

2 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Thanks so much for the mention! Your kind words are most appreciated.

  2. Thank you so much for including my article – Help Your Ancestors Live Forever – Write Your Family History. I very much appreciate it.

    Kenneth Marks

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