As a RootsTech Ambassador I have the opportunity to host a giveaway competition for RootsTech23 which allows one lucky participant to win a complimentary 3 day pass to attend the in person event at Salt Lake City. I chose to ask those that entered my competition to simply tell me how they started their family … Continue reading RootsTech 2023 Competition Result!
All families have secrets, and it’s almost inevitable that when we undertake genealogical research, that family secrets will emerge. Discovering family secrets might be wonderful, but they can often be distressing, upsetting and even confusing, for those involved. We might even find ourselves having to stop our research and reflect on what we have discovered … Continue reading Ethical Dilemmas and How To Approach Them
Previously I wrote a blog about the top 10 sins of a genealogist, which proved to be an extremely popular blog, if you want a quick read it can be found here: Top 10 Sins of a Genealogist In the interests of addressing the balance, I thought it was about time that I shared with … Continue reading My Top 10 Genealogy Tips
WIN A COMPLIMENTARY 3 DAY PASS TO ROOTSTECH 2023 My ROOTSTECH 2023 GIVEAWAY COMPETITION is now up and running and I must say that as Rootstech Ambassador I am very excited to be giving away a COMPLIMENTARY 3 DAY PASS to Rootstech 2023 (valued at $98) You will find details on how to enter my … Continue reading Free Rootstech 2023 Pass Giveaway
I recently posted a blog about what makes us feel connected and this prompted a lot of debate amongst my friends, you can read the original blog here: What Makes You Feel Connected In the blog I talked about how I felt a sixth sense and a connection to places that I had visited that … Continue reading Ancestral Memory Is It Fact or Fiction?
So where do you go from here? You have a pile of certificates, photographs and notes, but how do you turn all your hard work into something more tangible and something that your friends and family would love to read? It's not easy, but here's a little helping hand. Writing a family history biography, or … Continue reading The Curious Descendants Club
For those of you that enjoy a good genealogy podcast series, then why not have a listen to The Journeys Into Genealogy Podcast by the delightful Emma Cox. This week Emma interviewed me on all things genealogy related. We discussed how I became interested in genealogy myself, how I became the writer of the Dear … Continue reading Journeys Into Genealogy Podcast
It's a simple enough question, you have found your family in all the census returns and you have captured every birth, death and marriage for your ancestors, but have you discovered everything there is to find out about them? The census returns only give you a quick snapshot of what the family were doing; in … Continue reading What Did Our Ancestors Do Between The Census Years?
That's it, I have finally made it to the end, this is the last of sixteen blogs telling the life stories of my 2x great-grandparents! The very fact that Elizabeth McCormack is the very last one, will tell you that Elizabeth's story was maybe a little harder to tell, than some of the others, primarily … Continue reading The Incredible Journey………….
It's probably something that we don't really want to think about, our own death, but sadly as we get older there is an inevitability about it, it's that moment when you realise, "hang on a minute, I have lived more years than I have actually got left", that's when you begin to think about the … Continue reading What Will Happen When I Become a Death Certificate?