I recently posted a question online that had been puzzling me for some time. "What name do we give ourselves when we refer to our hobby and what we do? Are you a Genealogist or a Family Historian, or something entirely different?" Is there actually a difference and at the end of the day, does … Continue reading Are you a Genealogist or Family Historian?
As family historians we are accustomed to telling the stories of our ancestors and breathing life into the historic documents that we discover, whilst researching our family trees. Many of us are natural story tellers and the way in which we tell those stories is different for all of us. The important thing to remember … Continue reading Every Voice Matters
In the last twelve months I have become addicted to listening to podcasts, I have even managed to make the odd guest appearance in a few as well! I absolutely love listening to them, especially when I am in the car. Initially I listened to mainly Family History based shows, but I have also found … Continue reading What’s Your Favourite Podcast?
My Genie friend Caroline McCulloch ("Coach Carole") has kindly allowed me to share with you her latest ecourse for people that are new to blogging. The online six part course covers every aspect of blogging, from choosing a host site, designing your website and posting your first blogs. Blogging In The Past Lane "Years ago, … Continue reading Blogging in the Past Lane
Welcome to Week 51 of my Genealogy challenge, from the wonderful Amy Johnson Crow, of writing something about your Ancestors for a whole year, #52Ancestors in 52 weeks. This week's prompt is 'Winter'. Dark nights, dark mornings and cold weather, yes Winter is definitely here. What can we do to occupy us through these cold … Continue reading #52Ancestors Week 51 ‘Winter’
Welcome to Week 50 of my Genealogy challenge, from the wonderful Amy Johnson Crow, of writing something about your Ancestors for a whole year, #52Ancestors in 52 weeks. This week's prompt is 'Witness to History'. This year, more than any other in our lifetimes, has given us a glimpse into History, we have all lived … Continue reading #52Ancestors Week 50 Witness to History