How has your genealogy researching been in 2022? Are you finding new information? Reviewing old data? Finally starting to write your family history? I have been exploring a new area of my family tree or should say that I’ve been digging deeper into an area that has provided an abundance of information. With this additional information has come contradictions and more questions. I am continuing to look for new ways to improve my genealogy research. Let’s look.
If you’re like me, you learn about interesting sites, use them and then like kids we run off to the next new shiny thing. I thought that this week we would revisit the Internet Archive site. This non-profit site “is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public. Our mission is to provide Universal Access to All Knowledge.” Let’s see what fun things we can find at the Internet Archive.
This week started out with sad news as a friend, relative and fellow family historian passed away just a few days shy of her 98th birthday. She was a bright spirit and excellent researcher. As I think about this loss, I’ve thought about the importance of obituaries as a final record of someone’s life. Obituaries can be a treasure trove for genealogists. Let’s look.
Hope the new year has been treating you well. With the snowy stormy weather, I’ve been indoors more. The weather imposes boundaries on us, so I thought we’d talk about borders and boundaries when doing family history research. Let’s look.
Happy New Year! As you welcome in 2022, I hope this year brings you and your family much joy and happiness. For those of you who have resolutions (I prefer setting goals), here are a couple of links to help you set those genealogy goals.
The 15 Minute Plan for Achieving Your Genealogy Goals in 2020 (familyhistorydaily.com)
50 Tips for Genealogy Goal-Setting - BillionGraves Blog
My philosophy about goals is that they need to be important to you and it helps to write them down to remind yourself what you want to accomplish.
Here's to the New Year! Happy family research and family history writing!
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.