I suppose I could say that this blog is going to be all about genealogy (or family history), but the subject matter is so broad that it would be a misleading statement. So, let me narrow it down somewhat. I’ll be making posts in these areas:
- Research. I’ll be mostly concentrating on England and, to a lesser extent, the rest of the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States and a few Commonwealth countries. Any research techniques I suggest are likely to be transferable concepts or skills which can broadly be applied to other countries as well.
- Websites. I will frequently refer to Ancestry and FamilySearch, and less frequently to Find My Past and My Heritage. I would strongly recommend adding bookmarks in your browser for all four of these sites. FamilySearch is free, so there’s no point not signing up there. As for the others, bookmark them anyway, even if you do not currently have a subscription. I will also cover less well-known websites that are extremely helpful (and often free).
- Software. Where you store your data is also important. The above websites can do so, but your research will probably be easier (certainly more comprehensive) if you use 3rd party software and save your data locally. There is a wide variety to choose from and I will show you how to use it to your advantage and gather all your data in one place.
- Memories. Memories
- DNA. DNA.
- Success. Success.
- Inspiration. Inspiration.
If you feel there are other areas that I ought to cover, or you want to give any other feedback, please complete the contact form and I will do my best to respond.