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”
Dark nights, dark mornings and cold weather, yes Winter is definitely here. What can we do to occupy us and see us through those cold dark nights? There is nothing better than sitting in a nice warm room, maybe by an open fire and carrying out some "treeing" in the comfort of your armchair. Maybe … Continue reading How to make use of those cold winters days and nights
All the blogs that I have ever written for Family Tree Magazine all in one handy place......... 5 Reasons To Hire A Professional Genealogist Become Your Family’s Story Keeper The Top 10 Sins of a Genealogist Making the best use of Archives Grave Matters Presenting your Work Missing from a Census Explaining the Census Beating … Continue reading All my blogs for Family Tree Magazine in one handy place
So what do you think the future holds for us "Genealogists"? Where do we see the future of our hobby, record keeping and archives, or is there even a future? Anybody who has been researching their tree for around twenty years will never have envisaged how the shape of researching your family tree would look … Continue reading So What does the future hold?
So we have a passion or interest in family history, but why do we do it in the first place? What drives us to discover more about our past and discover who we really are? Are we simply all just detectives in disguise who just like unravelling a good mystery? Simple answer is, it will … Continue reading Why Do We Do It??