25 October 2011

No.10 ('Genealogists for Families' project)

Since it was highlighted in Geneabloggers, Geneapress and Dick Eastman's newsletter, the 'Genealogists for Families' project has grown very rapidly. Genealogists worldwide are working as a team to help families and small businesses in low income areas. This began as a way for me to honour my father's memory by continuing his tradition of 'good deeds'. Now others are joining in and thus establishing the tradition in their own families.

The project's motto is, 'We care about families (past, present and future).' For more information see the 'Genealogists for Families' blog and Web page.

Join the project to make a difference to families now and in the future!

3 October 2011

No.9 (genealogy worldwide)

Links open in new windows so you won't lose your place on this page.
  • Keeping the Memory Alive:  Genealogists for Families is a story about family history, good deeds and continuing the work of our loved ones via Kiva. Be sure to read the comments.

  • Generous Genealogists:  Quoting from the article Generous Genealogists: 'It would be lovely if this team could grow to include genealogists from around the world and to become a family tradition for all of our families.' Again, be sure to read the comments.

  • Free Ancestry searches:  From 1st-15th Oct 2011, a different collection will become available for free each day, and remain free until 15th October. The collections are for Australia (electoral rolls), England and Wales (1901 census and 1916-2005 birth index), Ireland (Griffith’s Valuation), USA, Canada, Germany and Sweden. For full details see Ancestry's blog.

  • Multiple searches:  Audrey Collins explains why you must use all versions of what appears to be the same index or database.

  • Timelines:  To understand your family history in the context of local, national or world events, use timelines such as those at Timelines of History (recommended by Joan Miller).

  • Queensland news is in today's edition of Queensland Genealogy.

  • Interesting reading:  Britain's first Railwaywomen.

  • Other tips are on my Twitter page.