Friday, July 29, 2011

Follow Friday - This Weekend's Genealogy Fun

Here are my recommendations for Genealogy Fun this weekend:

1) Listen to Geneabloggers Radio tonight (Friday night, 10 p.m. ET, 9 p.m. CT, 8 p.m. MT and 7 p.m. PT) hosted by Thomas MacEntee. This week's topic is "Your Story Matters - Capturing Your Personal Family History The guests are:

Ian Kath from Sydney, Australia, founder of Create Your Life Story;
Zach Weiner of;
*  Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog.

2) Listen to the FGS My Society radio show on Saturday (2 p.m. ET, 1 p.m. CT, 12 noon MT, 11 a.m. PT) hosted by Thomas MacEntee. The topic is  TBD. The guests include:

3) Check out the recent Webinars on:

* "Google Images and Beyond," with Maureen Taylor (available free until 1 August from Legacy Family Tree)
* "The Power of DNA in Unlocking Family Relationships," with Ugo Perugo (available indefinitely from Legacy Family Tree)
* "Leveraging the Power of "We": a Watershed Event in Discovering Where to Find Your Ancestors (Research Wiki, Research Courses, and FamilySearch Forums)," with Mitchell Ritchey (available from Legacy Family Tree).
* RootsMagic Webinars (all free) available at
* National Genealogical Society (NGS) Videos (free to view) at
* Utah Genealogical Association Virtual Chapter Videos (free until 1 August 2011) at

4) Respond to my Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge, posted on soon after 12 noon Pacific time (that's 1900 GMT for those who understand time zones).

5) Go to a local genealogical society program, or go to a library or repository with genealogical resources.  I'm going with a number of my Chula Vista Genealogical Society colleagues are going on a research trip to the Carlsbad Georgina Cole Library on Saturday, carpooling the 40 miles to Carlsbad.

6) Do you still have material in your "genealogy piles" that needs to be added to your genealogy software program? I do, and have some hope to add more data, notes and sources to my genealogy database.

Whatever you decide, please tell us about your genealogy endeavors on a social network or in a blog post.  You never know when your experiences may stimulate or encourage others to do useful genealogy work.

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