Friday, November 7, 2008

Great advice - read a blog!

The January 2009 issue of Family Tree Magazine came today in the mail, and I read it while waiting for my wife to finish doing her email work before dinner.

David A. Fryxell in his article "Power Hour" - 14 genealogy jobs you can do on your lunch break - recommended that readers Read a blog. Great advice! He listed four -

* Ancestry Insider (http://ancestryinsider.blogspot.com) delivers techno-gossip and tips not only on Ancestry.com, but also that other genealogy giant, FamilySearch.

* Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter (http://blog.eogn.com) offers "straight talk" from knowledgeable online genealogy veteran Dick Eastman.

* Genea-Musings (http://www.geneamusings.com) gives you news and how-tos on Web sites, software and more.

* The Genealogue (http://www.genealogue.com) introduces you to the lighter side of genealogy, featuring Letterman-style top 10 lists such as "Least Useful Ancestry Databases."

There are, of course, many more genealogy blogs worthy of being mentioned. Genea-Musings is honored to be included in that short list.

He is right, of course. Blogs are a great way to spend a lunch hour at work, or a spare hour at home, for researchers to learn something new or just take a break from the stresses of the day.