Inspiring Genealogy Blogs – April 2017

With another month coming to an end, it’s time for another Inspiring Genealogy Blogs post. The following are a collection of posts that I’ve read over the past month, that I wanted to share with you. It’s not a large list this time, but I believe all are worthy of a read.

In this edition of Inspiring Genealogy Blogs we have search fails, dogmatism in the genealogy scene, a couple of digital preservation, how to fit research into a busy schedule, and Irish places!

So grab yourself a cup of tea or coffee, get comfy and enjoy some great reads.

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

The Single Biggest Reason a Genealogy Search Fails
Brick walls are common in genealogy. And in all honesty, everyone has at least one family line that will never be solved. Not for lack of trying, but for lack of available records. But for most other searches, what is the single biggest reason a genealogy search fails? Read the full article …

Is your Family Tree Bound by Dogmatism?
In this interesting article, James Tanner writes about the attitude of genealogists pre-internet, and after its arrival and source-centric researchers. Read the full article …

Family History Preservation: Preserving Electronic Information
While most people recognise that documents and photos are fragile, it’s easy to forget that electronic files are just as fragile, only in different ways. In fact, in some ways, electronic files are more at risk. While the old tactic of “store and ignore” might work for papers or photos, it doesn’t work for electronic files. Read the full article …

10 Ways Busy Parents Can Make Time for Family History
Nicole from the Family Locket blog explains how being a busy mum, and researcher, she has had to learn how to manage her time wisely. Here she shares 10 of her time saving tips for busy people who still want to research. Read the full article …

How to Identify Irish Places
John Grenham, one of the big names in Irish research, gives Irish researchers some very valuable advice here. If you’ve been lucky enough to find a record that has an actual address, rather than simply “Ireland”, you’d think you’ve hit the jackpot. The problem is that you can’t locate that place anywhere. John explains why you may not be able to find it, and gives pointers on how to do so. Read the full article …

How to Manage Your Family’s Digital Assets
Dick Eastman writes about the all important topic of managing your digital files. With computers, smartphones, cameras, ipads, scanners and other devices are you keeping your digital files in order? And are they going to be able to read in the future? This is one everyone should read. Read the full article …

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