In the February/March 2023 issue of the Internet Genealogy Magazine, one of the sites that were reviewed was the Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC). Let’s look.
Perhaps it is our unseasonably warm winter weather, but I find myself thinking about decluttering and organizing. I’ve recently started watching an interesting television program “Legacy List” with Matt Paxton. As keepers of so many genealogy items, do you wonder about how and what you should save and value? Let’s look at some of their ideas.
As family historians we love finding records about our ancestors. The only thing worse than not finding those records is perhaps finding conflicting information on the records. How do you resolve this? Let’s look at some ideas.
Land records have always held an interest for me. Perhaps because I come from a farming family, the land research appeals to me. I had the opportunity to listen to an online seminar “Onland from a Genealogy Perspective” by Ken McKinlay and sponsored by the Huron Genealogical Society of Ontario. It was an excellent talk. Let’s look.
February is a great time to focus on genealogy learning opportunities. Let’s look at some of the genealogy webinars and sessions that are available.
I have inherited a photo box full of black and white negatives from the 1910s to 1950s. Most are two inches by four inches and not the standard 35. And of course, now, regular films and negatives are becoming outdated. Are all of these negatives genealogical treasures? No but I was having a challenge sorting through these negatives to determine which ones to convert and print. I recently took a class about converting negatives and wanted to share what I learned. Let’s look.
If you’ve hung out with me for any length of time, you’ll know that I love delving into maps when exploring my family history. If you do too, look at Geoportal to explore your ancestor locations.
One of my focuses this year is to sleuth out more information about my German ancestors. In researching, I found this database that I thought you might find interesting. Let’s look.
I hope that you had a great Holiday season with your friends and family. One of my 2024 goals was to update this site with a list of BLOG Topics so that you can find past BLOGS more easily. As you can see, I've added a new page called "BLOG TOPICS" which should make it easier to find articles. One goal down, many more genealogy activities to go. <grin>
I hope you are jotting down your aspirations for this year whether they are related to writing your family story, doing more family research or spending more time on other priorities in your life. I don't do resolutions but instead identify goals for the coming year. I feel like I might have better success! I hope the topics page helps!
I hope the New Year 2024 brings you much joy and happiness as you find those elusive ancestors and celebrate the joy of family and friends!
With a lifelong passion for genealogy and history, the author enjoys the opportunity to share genealogy tidbits, inspiring others to research and write their family story.