surveyThanks to UK’s Family Tree magazine and Scottish genealogist, Chris Paton, we have a short five question genealogy survey for you. So now is your chance to voice how you feel about the family history scene as it is now. And answer questions like: How healthy is the family history world, what activities, products, events, etc work for the family historian, and what doesn’t? What would you like to see change in the near future – and what should stay the same?

Interesting questions aren’t they? And I believe they’ll lead to some interesting responses, and I look forward to the results in due course.

On his BritishGENES blog Chris writes …

For several years now I have been writing for the UK’s longest running genealogy magazine, Family Tree (, and yesterday I was contacted by the team and asked if I could perhaps fill out a short survey being sent out to various folk who work in the industry. I was more than happy to do so, but in discussion with the editor, Helen, I suggested it might be a conversation that readers of this blog might also wish to participate in. I’m glad to say that the offer has been taken up!

Whether you’re an active family historian, a relative newbie, or someone who works in the variety of areas connected to the ancestral world, please take a few moments if you can to contribute to Family Tree’s survey at the following link:

As Helen suggests, this is an opportunity to “mull over the future of family history and think of ways we can continue it as the fab hobby it is”. In due course, I’ll ask Helen to comment on some of the findings, and we’ll publish some of your comments on this blog!

So as Chris says … “let us know what you think – and please do share the link to anyone you know who might be willing to add their thoughts!”