So far so good, I am keeping up! It's now Week 9, of the wonderful Genealogy prompts from Amy Johnson Crow and this week we are looking at the subject of "Disaster". The first thing that I thought of was; what would happen if I lost all my years of Family History Research, due to … Continue reading #52Ancestors “Disaster”
I recently shared online some pictures of my Family Tree Filing system and organisation and it proved to be popular amongst fellow Family History Researchers, so I thought I would expand and explain my system in a bit more detail. Rest assured, my workspace and systems were chaotic and I found myself wasting too much … Continue reading Organising Your Family History
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Family Secrets and what to do with them? When we set off on our Family History journey and start delving into the past and the lives of our Ancestors, I’m sure that we all envisage some idyllic moments mixed in with some harder times, but … Continue reading The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
If you are a regular Twitter user, you might have caught site of a truly wonderful new Genealogy Community called Walk My Past. The site and online community is run by owner Abbie and has quickly built up a great online following and a growing list of Genies and followers. Like the best ideas, this … Continue reading Walk My Past
Is pouring over the family album going to be a thing of the past for future generations? There is nothing I like more than looking back at old family photos, whether they are my own and my immediate family, or pictures from my ancestors from generations ago. Even my own children still love looking at … Continue reading Is the Photograph finally dead?
This is probably the most difficult topic that I have written a blog about, because of the naturally sensitive nature of the subject matter and how it can, and will impact on people’s lives. So when is a Father actually a father? As genealogists we strive to prove family connections and bonds and … Continue reading When is a Father a Father?
I thought it would be timely to reflect on the benefits of the archive offices and record offices, up and down the country and the wonderful services that they provide. My title for this blog is very apt, "use it or lose it". With pressure on local government and local authorities to cut budgets and … Continue reading “Use it or Lose it”