Friday, August 5, 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 "Family Treasured - Heirlooms and Genealogy The guests are:

*  Joy Shivar of the Family Heirloom Exchange site;
*  professional genealogist Sharon Sergeant who has researched the original owners of book, letter and postcard collections, memorabilia, furniture and an 1848 stagecoach;
*  Melissa “Missy” Corley of the Bayside Blog and Bayside Research Services.

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 "Creating a Social Network Plan."    The guests are:

*  Rev. Dr. David McDonald, CG
3) Check out the recent Webinars on:

* "Organize for Success" with Karen Clifford (available free indefinitely 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

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. 

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.
7)  Spend time with your family doing fun things.  My 7-year old grandson, Lucas, is coming on Southwest Airlines on Saturday for Grandpa Camp, so I'll be out kicking the soccer ball and doing some pitching to him all weekend.  We'll probably go to miniature golf, bumper boats and the arcade too.  We'll be making more family history. 

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.

1 comment:

Rosemary said...

"Organize for Success" is excellent. I watched it yesterday.