Ancestry.com has purchased over time many of the databases associated with genealogy, providing much help to our community. Those new to the hobby often build a database within Ancestry and either leave it there forever or constantly download Gedcoms to use in their software on their PC. If you leave it there, I would question […]
Category Archive for 'Genealogy Books'
Several times in this blog I have discussed the need to have and display proof of your research data. ‘To have’ means you have that proof. ‘To display’ it means others can evaluate those proofs and take comfort in the accuracy of your work. The Proof Standard is: • Conduct reasonably exhaustive search • Collect […]
I am a strong believer that we who are interested in, and work in Genealogy need to leave a legacy for our descendants. The legacy could be some notes, some scrapbooks, an autobiography as I have written about, or other items. But the best action we could take is to write a book or books. […]
A major objective one should set for performing family history is to provide a legacy for descendants.Generally this should mean creating a book. In my case I have written several books (see elsewhere in this blog) and the total pages have been about 3,000. That probably seems like a great deal of writing, 3,000 pages. […]
If only I had started into Genealogy before I was 18 …. or better, if my parents had done so for me. Let me explain with three examples. First, I was particularly close to and admired my father. Fortunately I asked for and he did write his autobiography. Several years after he died I visited […]
I belong to a group of users of my genealogical software which is managed by the company which produced and owns the software – Leister Productions, Inc. The software is Reunion. They call this on-line group endeavor a Forum. In the Forum users pose questions by e-mail and answers are supplied sometimes by other users […]
Upon the decision to start collecting family data from Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Siblings and Grandchildren, there follows suggestions on how to perform this function. First, obtain sufficient copies of the Family Group Sheet (FGS). Second, prepare an E-mail and a letter for those without e-mail to transmit your request to all relatives. Third, word the […]