Archive for September, 2014
Today I read an interesting guest blog by Shauna Hicks for the Genealogical Society of Queensland which discusses the benefits of creating a family history blog. Blogging can be a fantastic way to meet other family members and possibly to solve a few brickwalls.
This post illustrates some of the benefits of using social media for genealogy.
Here is the link to her guest blog post:
If you are looking for some further tips to revive and refocus your family research then checkout the short article written by the armchair genealogist, Lyn Palermo on her blog http://www.thearmchairgenealogist.com/
Her ten tips are:
1. Take a Second or Third Look
2. Create a Timeline ( This tip is also a favourite of GFHS)
3. Seek out Original Records
4. Consider Collateral Lines ( this is a personal favourite of mine, as quite often the piece of information you are so desperately seeking will be contained in a siblings record/s when it is missing in your own ancestor’s)
5.Expand Your Knowledge (This is an absolute must and much easier to do if you follow tip number six)
6.Join a Genealogical Society (Family history societies like GFHS are a wealth of information and this will also help you to achieve tip number 5 and break through some of those brickwalls)
9. Take a Field Trip ( not all the information you are seeking will be online)
10.Invest in a DNA Test
Bonus tip: Consult a professional genealogist (When all else fails)
Announcement from Scotland’s People:
“We are delighted to announce the Release of Valuation Rolls 1875 on the ScotlandsPeople website.
The index is FREE to search for the first time, until the 31st December. The Valuation Rolls are an excellent companion to the census, and are a useful aid for locating where and how your ancestors lived.”