Saturday, June 12, 2010

SNGF - My Three Things

In Saturday Night Genealogy Fun tonight, the mission was to:

1) Tell us about Three Things that you learned today about genealogy research in general, or from your own ancestral research.

2) Write it in a blog post on your own blog, in a comment to this post, or in a Facebook note or comment.

Here's mine:

1) Michael John Neill had a wonderful idea in his talk on finding migration paths - he said to use Rootsweb WorldConnect or a census to identify groups of migrants from one place to another. In his example, he used Hunterdon county NJ and Hancock County IL to identify possible cohorts of his family members. The same thing can be done for states in Germany to a county in the US, perhaps with an immigration date (with some range). This was done with no names and no birth or death dates, just places.

2) I sat with Katherine Borges in the bloggers lounge at SCGS this morning and she showed me quite a bit about autosomal DNA and some of the test results that she has found with her distant cousins.

3) I saw some highlights from Maureen Taylor's new book, The Last Muster, about pictures of Revolutionary War veterans and their families. She said she is working on a second book, and has 35 photographs already. She wants more, and if you have one to contact her.

Those are my three - it will be interesting to see what other geneabloggers learned at Jamboree or in their own research today.

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