1) On Top Ten Characteristics of a Good Genealogist (26 February 2013):
* Cary Bright offered: "Two things - Memberships in Genealogical Organizations and though implied in #9, networking with like minded family researchers/genealogists"
* Greta Koehl commented: "Able to combine logical and intuitive thinking to the best effect. Plus one that is sort of a restatement of patient and persistent - not easily discouraged."
* Linda Huesca Tully noted: "A creative thinker - able to step back in time and see things in their historical context or through the eyes of an ancestor; able to "think outside the box" when up against a brick wall."
* Margie suggested: "Being able to communicate, in person or via the written word, whether with people from whom you are trying to obtain information or being able to explain what you have found to someone unfamiliar with or new to genealogical research.
"And, having good analytical skills. Being able to find and assemble data is one thing, being able to decipher what is good or how this data leads to more data or the answer to the research question is another skill entirely. (sort of a restatement of what Greta says...)"
"Another site with connection to the original images is http://automatedgenealogy.com, with indexes to 1901, 1906, 1911 and 1851.
"I know these won't link directly to your tree on FamilySearch, but you can save and upload them, can't you? Good luck with your Canadian ancestors!"
* Elizabeth Lapointe commented: "I use Ancestry.ca, then Library and Archives Canada, and then FamilySearch - in that order! In Canada Census Records, you have to use all three to make sure that you have done a complete searching process. And you can add in AutomatedGenealogy as a fourth source.
"On average, it does take longer to do Canadian genealogy, than it does in other countries. There is so much to check, although you can usually find what you are looking for, if you have patience."