Saturday, March 7, 2009

Saturday Night Fun - True Confessions of a Genealogy Junkie

It's almost Saturday Night here in the West. Let's have a little fun before we go to bed or wherever in the morning. We must be Genealogy Junkies, right (after all, many of you come back every Saturday Night!). How about a True Confessions time, genealogy style?

The assignment: Answer these questions about your genealogy life (mine are in parentheses):

1. When did you start genealogy research? (1988)

2. Why did you start doing research? (I love research, saw Roots series in rerun then read the book, the family was interested but nobody else would do it)

3. What was your first big success in research? (Finding that my Seaver family was descended from Peregrine White)

4. What is your biggest genealogy regret? (Did not interview my father before he passed away. Got his brother though!)

5. What are you best known for in the genealogy world? (Ranting on my Genea-Musings blog, I think. No books, no conference presentations, some local presentations).

6. What is your professional status in genealogy? (Not certified, or accredited, not pursuing either, don't take paying clients, do pro-bono work for friends and colleagues).

7. What is your biggest genealogy achievement? (blogging for almost three years at a 2.5 post per day clip? Filling up a database with over 2,000 ancestors and 23,000 people? I'm very numbers oriented!)

8. What is the most FUN you've had doing genealogy? (meeting genea-bloggers at Jamboree and SLC)

9. What is your favorite genealogy how-to book? (The Sleuth Book for Genealogists by Emily Anne Croom)

10. What notable genealogist would you like to meet someday? (Maureen Taylor)

There you are - talk about yourself for a change! Go forth and blog about your True Confessions of a Genealogy Junkie! Or write a comment to this post.

13 comments:

FamilyTwigs (Sheri Bush) said...

This week I am here and decided to play....
http://familytwigs.blogspot.com/2009/03/randys-saturday-night-fun-episode-1for.html

Patti said...

What's the difference between #1 and #2?

Patti said...

Sorry, dumb question. I wasn't reading carefully enough. The Internet will do that to you. I've been squinting at pension files all day.

M. Diane Rogers said...

OK, Randy, I am in: http://canadagenealogy.blogspot.com/2009/03/true-confessions-genealogy-style.html

Delia Furrer said...

I wanted to join in the fun, too! See http://deliasgenealogyblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/saturday-night-fun-true-confessions-of.html

Bill West said...

Hi Randy. Posted mine at:
http://westinnewengland.blogspot.com/2009/03/true-confessions-of-genealogy-junkie.html

SCHELLY TALALAY DARDASHTI said...

Hi, Randy - I couldn't resist: http://tracingthetribe.blogspot.com/2009/03/true-confessions-of-jewish-genealogist.html

Schelly

Abba-Dad said...

Great fun with this one: http://dream-of-genea.blogspot.com/2009/03/saturday-night-fun-true-confessions-of.html

Brenda said...

http://hte46.blogspot.com/2009/03/true-confessions-of-genie-junkie.html

Thanks for the opportunity Randy!

Greta Koehl said...

Couldn't resist - this was so much fun. My answers are at: http://gretabog.blogspot.com/2009/03/saturday-night-fun-confessions-of-true.html.

Russ said...

OK Randy - I'm up for the challenge:

http://worthy2be.wordpress.com/2009/03/08/saturday-night-fun-true-confessions-of-a-genealogy-junkie/

Thank you,

Joan Miller said...

Thanks Randy...great fun. Here are my answers. http://www.luxegen.ca/?p=1158

Paula from SCGS said...

You inspired me to start a personal blog that I've been considering. Here are my responses.

http://tinyurl.com/bwq733