Have you been watching the RootsTech live streaming this week? Or were you lucky enough to attend in person? While my week has limited the time, I could watch the live streaming, I’ve caught a few of the sessions and plan to watch more of the videos as time allows. I found the session on FamilySearch Wiki to be excellent. Even though I’ve used their Wiki site before, here are two areas that you should check out.
If you have been researching your family for a long time, it is easy to stick to a routine, stay with the tried and true. Newer genealogy sites challenge us to try new ways of collaborating and connecting and saving our work. Here are a few sites that may challenge you to think about how you share your family history research. Let’s look.
Assumptions. We all make them whether they are about places, people, or things. But when we start making assumptions about our genealogy research, we can quickly get into trouble. Let’s look at how assumptions can send us down the wrong track.
Life is full of serendipitous moments. And often in genealogy those “gifts” of unexpected information and odd coincidences happen at the most interesting times. This past week I have been reviewing medical records for a relative and trying to determine a date of an event. We had the day of the week and the date but not the year. In today’s mail and the February/March 2020 issue of Internet Genealogy, there is an entire article dedicated to finding and using days of the week in your family story.
Like most of us you’ve probably searched for your ancestors via passenger lists, hoping to find the elusive ancestor gliding into port, starting their new life in America or elsewhere. And like me you probably still have some elusive folks who refuse to be found. A recent article has me interested in pursuing these brick walls again.
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.