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52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy: Week 34, Genealogy Challenges

Thanks to everybody who participated in week 33. I hope you found that interesting and fruitful.

Continuing on with the blogging prompts, here's week 34:

Week 34: Genealogy Challenges. Which genealogy challenge has given you the best sense of accomplishment? What was the research problem you had to hurdle? What steps did you take that led to success? Do you have any words of encouragement for others who are facing their own genealogy challenges?

Just open up a new journal and write about whatever comes to mind related to this week's questions.

FamilyTreeCircles member Ngairedith is ahead of the game this week and has already posted one:

Ngairedith's Genealogy Challenge


52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy created by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts courtesy of GeneaBloggers for genealogists and others to discuss resources in the genealogy community including websites, applications, libraries, archives, genealogical societies and more.

52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy: Week 35 Genealogy Friends

Thanks to everybody who participated in week 34, Genealoy Challenges.

Here's week 35:

Week 35: Genealogy Friends. Genealogy friends are wonderful people. Don't you agree? Tell us about a genealogy friend in your life. How did you meet? Do you share any common ancestors or research interests?

Just open up a new journal and write about whatever comes to mind related to this week's questions.


52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy created by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts courtesy of GeneaBloggers for genealogists and others to discuss resources in the genealogy community including websites, applications, libraries, archives, genealogical societies and more.

1 comment(s), latest 1 year, 11 months ago

52 Weeks of Blogging Abundance: Week 33

This past week, I had a phone conversation with Thomas Macentee, a professional genealogist, speaker, and otherwise a really great guy from Chicago, Ill. Thomas runs the excellent website and service, Geneabloggers.com, which is a network of over 2000 Genealogy blogs. (I'm a member with my own genealogy blog here on FamilyTreeCircles.)

I contacted Thomas to see how we might work together to help foster the growth of more genealogy bloggers.

The first thing we came up with is that Thomas was kind enough to allow me to use the 52 Weeks of Blogging Abundance genealogy blogging prompts. Every week there is a new topic to act as inspiration for a blog post, or to simply think about and reflect on in your own genealogy research.

As FamilyTreeCircles is essentially a blogging platform (which is just a place to write online), I thought it would be fun for people to use these weekly prompts here on FamilyTreeCircles.

52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy created by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts courtesy of GeneaBloggers for genealogists and others to discuss resources in the genealogy community including websites, applications, libraries, archives, genealogical societies and more.

We're more than halfway through 2012, and we'll be starting on week 33. But that's ok. There isn't really a sequence here, just a new idea every week.

Week 33: Ancestor Legend. What is your favorite ancestral legend or family lore? Who originally told the story and what was the claim? Have you been able to prove the story true or false? What steps did you take to do so?

Just open up a new journal and write about whatever comes to mind related to this week's questions.

I'll be posting these blogging prompts here each weekend for the upcoming week. I'll also be including these in the weekly newsletter. If you'd like to get these prompts in your email along with other newsletter info, make sure you're signed up for the FamilyTreeCircles newsletter.


3 comment(s), latest 1 year, 11 months ago

A Thanksgiving Genealogy Reading List

As I read around the genealogy blogging community, there are a number of posts related to Thanksgiving. Of course, since the pilgrims are some of the oldest US-based ancestors (non-native, of course), Thanksgiving is a time for reflecting on our ancestors.

Here is some great reading, in no particular order...

Update:

And I humbly add my own to the list...

Happy Thanksgiving to those of you here in the States.

3 comment(s), latest 2 years, 8 months ago

Abundant Genealogy Week #42: Biggest Genealogy Accomplishment

I’m sorry we missed last week’s prompt, but let’s pick up this week with a fun one. Blow your own horn, do some crowing. What’s your biggest accomplishment in your genealogy research?


Write a journal on FamilyTreeCircles about your biggest genealogy accomplishment.
http://www.familytreecircles.com/ejournal.php


When you do, please put ď[52 Weeks]Ē in the journal title somewhere so I can be sure to see it and feature it right here in this post. (Iím switching to a standard thing to put in the title, which will make it easier).






52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy by Amy Coffin†is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2012) that invite genealogists and others to discuss resources in the genealogy community including websites, applications, libraries, archives, genealogical societies and more.

1 comment(s), latest 1 year, 9 months ago

Abundant Genealogy Week #43: Memorable Genealogy Moment

Week 43: Memorable Genealogy Moment .†Think back to when you first started researching your family history. Is there a memorable early genealogy moment that stands out in your mind? Describe this event or discovery and how it impacted your research going forward.


Write a journal on FamilyTreeCircles about your memorable genealogy moment.


http://www.familytreecircles.com/ejournal.php


When you do, please put ď[52 Weeks]Ē in the journal title somewhere so I can be sure to see it and feature it right here in this post. (Iím switching to a standard thing to put in the title, which will make it easier).


My Memorable Genealogy Moment


The moment that had the most impact on me, and what is probably the earliest genealogy memory that I have is from when I was a kid. My grandfather signed up my sister and me for a lifetime membership to the Massachusetts Mayflower Society.


30 years later, I’ve tried to do the same for my own children but alas, the Society has become much more strict on their application criteria, and I must fill in many blanks with primary sources, some of which I am afraid are not available.


While I do recognize the importance of sources, this saddens me because I feel this might give them the same jolt of excitement that I got so many years ago that has kept me interested in my own family history.




52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy †by† Amy Coffin †is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2012) that invite genealogists and others to discuss resources in the genealogy community including websites, applications, libraries, archives, genealogical societies and more.

2 comment(s), latest 1 year, 9 months ago

Abundant Genealogy Week #44: Genealogy Conferences

Sorry, playing catch up here. Got a few weeks behind.


Week 44: Genealogy Conferences. What was your best genealogy conference experience? Why is it so memorable in your mind? Who hosted the event? What did you learn from this experience? How does it impact your genealogy research today?

Write a journal on FamilyTreeCircles about Genealogy Conferences

http://www.familytreecircles.com/ejournal.php

When you do, please put ď[52 Weeks]Ē in the journal title somewhere so I can be sure to see it and feature it right here in this post. (Iím switching to a standard thing to put in the title, which will make it easier).

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52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy †by† Amy Coffin †is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2012) that invite genealogists and others to discuss resources in the genealogy community including websites, applications, libraries, archives, genealogical societies and more.

1 comment(s), latest 1 year, 8 months ago

Abundant Genealogy Week #45: Genealogy Speakers

Sorry, playing catch up here. Got a few weeks behind, but I want to keep things in sequence.


Week 45: Genealogy Speakers. Which genealogy speaker has left the biggest impression on you? What is it about that speaker that you like the most? What is his or her general focus? Does this person speak at regional or national conferences? Share why other genealogists should attend this speakerís sessions.

Write a journal on FamilyTreeCircles about your favorite genealogy speaker.

http://www.familytreecircles.com/ejournal.php

When you do, please put ď[52 Weeks]Ē in the journal title somewhere so I can be sure to see it and feature it right here in this post. (Iím switching to a standard thing to put in the title, which will make it easier).

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52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy †by† Amy Coffin †is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2012) that invite genealogists and others to discuss resources in the genealogy community including websites, applications, libraries, archives, genealogical societies and more.

Abundant Genealogy Week #46: Large Genealogy Vendor

And we’re caught up.


Week 46: Large Genealogy Vendor. Which big genealogy vendor is your favorite one to see at conferences? What does this vendor offer the genealogy community? Why do you like visiting this vendor in the exhibit hall?†

Write a journal on FamilyTreeCircles about Large Genealogy Vendors

http://www.familytreecircles.com/ejournal.php

When you do, please put ď[52 Weeks]Ē in the journal title somewhere so I can be sure to see it and feature it right here in this post. (Iím switching to a standard thing to put in the title, which will make it easier).

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52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy †by† Amy Coffin †is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2012) that invite genealogists and others to discuss resources in the genealogy community including websites, applications, libraries, archives, genealogical societies and more.

Active Journals

Many journals are specific to certain families and surnames. But others are of general interest, and it is my hope that there will be more contributions that are of general genealogy topics. If you have anything to share -- fun stuff, how-to's, your favorite websites, post it in a journal!

Always keep track of all the latest journal activity through one of the following methods:

- Active Journals: This page has been updated to display the most recently active journals, including comments. So if there are active conversations going on in a journal, they'll filter to the top of this list. There's a link to this page in the header of every page.

- RSS Feed: Subscribe to the Family Tree Circles RSS feed and be notified when any new journals are added. This will not be updated as journals are commented on. You can also get a feed of only the members that you have "subscribed" to. There's a link to that RSS feed in your profile.

6 comment(s), latest 5 years ago