Today’s blog will be short and sweet--too many deadlines! I’ve mentioned the publication Who Do You Think You Are – UK edition in past blogs. As a great magazine that is chock-full of interesting articles, their website complements the articles and provides quality information. Often, they share articles from the magazine on the site. This week I wanted to share with you a recent article from both their magazine and website.
Well this past week has been a tough one for friends, one lost a mother and another a husband. And while they were at different stages in their lives, one was in her eighties while the other mid-fifties, the loss is still keenly felt. The reason I bring this up was because of their obituaries. Both were eloquent and made me wish that I’d known them better. I admire people who can write these tributes amid their grief. And it made me think about each of us and how it is important to get some words on paper so that we and our loved ones are not just names with dates on someone’s family tree. Here are some ideas to get you started.
We’re closing out the second week of January 2020…at this rate we’ll be saying hello to February before we know it! The sooner we’re done with this winter the better. However, in fairness to the cold and snow, I often have more opportunities to do indoor projects activities like planning my year of genealogy. That’s right resolutions, goals, whatever you call them, they are there hidden behind the fun of family history research and meeting of relatives. As you can image there are several sights with ideas and tips for us to identify and complete in our goals. Check it out.
I hope you had a great holiday season and welcomed 2020 with friends and family! I’m still catching up from the holidays but wanted to share information about the upcoming RootsTech 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Let’s look.
With the London RootsTech held in October, it seems like no time has passed but the 2020 RootsTech in Salt Lake City will be here in February. Even if you’re unable to attend in person, remember that they are very generous and allow people to listen in via live streaming and recordings of key events. One of my resolutions is to ensure that I carve a few hours a month to read or watch a genealogy video. We can all build our skill-levels with additional learning.
You can learn more about the RootsTech 2020 SLC. The event is being held at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah from February 26-29. The key speaker this year is Emmitt Smith. I took a quick peak at the schedule and it looks like a plethora of topics abound. You can see the schedule here.
What kind of genealogy goals have you established for 2020? Perhaps like me, you will focus on “sharpening the saw” and taking a few hours a month to learn new genealogy skills. Looking forward to the coming year as we learn new family history tips together.
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.