Friday, October 11, 2013

Using Slideshare to Get With It: "It" BEING an online genealogy education!

For example and they are TNTC, Using World Cat for Genealogy.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Resources - 4YourFamilyStory.com

Resources - 4YourFamilyStory.com

Someone, (Caroline?), put a lot of work and thought into this apparently comprehensive listing!  Can't wait to show my CLL students!  Thank you "4YourFamilyStory.com".  And your suggestion about cleaning up online trees goes not just for ancestry, but for all of them.  At Ancestry, I often download a gedcom and compare it with my original (just what I knew from scratch); then because I have Roots Magic, I can compare the two side by side and see what fits and what doesn't.  The only thing I transfer though are documents (sources) that I've evaluated, well and how those sources line up with my original records.  Then, my orginal records are always fresh and refreshed.

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Celebrate Family History Month » Local News » The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Celebrate Family History Month » Local News » The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Things I can take away from this article:
  • Libraries and genealogical societies can organize special events for Family History Month.  In fact, a display and booth for Family History will be one of the features at the local Okaloosa County Fair tomorrow through Friday.  Please stop by and say "hello"! 
  • Organizations and public institutions should sponsor classes for genealogists during Family History Month.  There should be classes for beginners as well as the more experienced researcher.
  • Access online websites for other ways to celebrate Family History Month.
  • Introduce your grandchildren to genealogy this month by doing projects (taffy pulling), starting a scrap book, or just talking to them.
The About.com link referenced by the author of this article has more than enough links and ideas to keep you busy till the Harvest Moon comes up!

Celebrate Family History Month » Local News » The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Celebrate Family History Month » Local News » The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Scare up some tips and hints for Family History Month celebrating. 

Here's the key: When reading a newspaper or any article, give yourself a challenge to focus on a particular slant or theme in the article. 

The title of the article, in this case, will guide you in choosing that theme.  For example, the title talks about celebration as pertains to "Family History" month, (October).  What kinds of celbrations happen in October?  Okay, Halloween is a pretty obvious association, right? 

What goes with Halloween?  Tricks and Treats.  In the article, look for tricks that will turn your genealogy into a fun activity.  What tricks did your ancestors (unknowingly) play on you?  How has tracing their lifeline surprised you?  How will you treat your forefathers and fore-mothers in your genealogy hunt?  Halloween is about dressing up; what kinds of dress did your ancestors wear?  The skeleton in the closet will become a friendly fellow once you shine a little light on the subject.

So, I chose for myself a challenge that I would look in this article for three new things I could learn that would enhance my enjoyment of family history this month.  No disguise or costume is going to discourage me from learning more about my family tree, this month!  There are hidden faces behind those masks and I want to get a closer look.  Read my next blog posting to see what I discovered.  While you're at it, what memories of Halloween or Autumn or Harvest do you have?  Write your own story!

BYUtv - The Generations Project - David

BYUtv - The Generations Project - David?

Engaging in family history research can become a process of healing.  How did our ancestors get through their trials?  How did their level of commitment to family set an example (good or bad) for us?