I love the idea of setting myself Genealogy Goals each year, realistic ones, not pie in the sky things, but real achievable targets. This helps maintain focus and prioritise what you are working on. A few years ago I completely fell of the rails and totally lost focus and I put that down to not … Continue reading My Genealogy Goals for 2021
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 49 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 'Oops'. How many mistakes have you made in your Family History research? If like me you have made your fair share of 'Genealogy … Continue reading #52Ancestors Week 49 ‘Oops’
When I studied history at school I was introduced to the concept of sources. There were exactly three types: Primary Source “An artifact, document, diary, manuscript, autobiography, recording, or any other source of information that was created at the time under study. It serves as an original source of information about the topic.” Primary source, […]Understanding … Continue reading Understanding Genealogical Sources — Seeing the Wood for the Trees
Every Writer or Blogger will tell you that you should know your 'Target Audience' and who you are Writing for and I totally agree and I get that, but sometimes you just need to Write for 'you'. I Write because I enjoy it and I get a real sense of pleasure from sharing my stories, … Continue reading It’s Good to Write……..
So here we are, at the half way stage in the year and what a year it's been! Way back in December, when I set myself my Genealogy Goals for 2020, nobody could have dreamed what 2020 was going to bring, we had no idea back then, how the landscape of the world and society … Continue reading My Half-Yearly Report, How Did I Do?
Recently I was nominated for the Liebester Award by one of my very dear blog friends, Holly from Holly's World link Here a genuine friend and inspirational Photographer. “Liebster” is a German word meaning beloved or dearest. In the blogging world, the Liebster Award is online recognition given by bloggers to other new bloggers for enjoying or valuing … Continue reading Liebster Award
One of my biggest supporters on twitter was Zoe Krainik of @hollywoodgenes fame and she was one of the first to encourage me, when I took my first tentative steps with writing a blog. Over the last couple of years we have become good friends and when I saw that Zoe was doing a Blogathon, how … Continue reading The Jolson Story