Monday, July 28, 2014

Genealogy Fun

Every weekend Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings challenges his fellow genealogists to some Saturday night fun. Here is the challenge this week and my answers.

1. When did you start genealogy research? (online: 1994 or so, offline around 1990)

2. Why did you start doing research? (I was at family reunions and noted the stories were leaving us as one by one the elders passed on.  I also have relatives who are family historians…it is in the genes!)

3. What was your first big success in research? (Finding my husband’s maternal AUMACK line back another 200 years)

4. What is your biggest genealogy regret? (Wish I had my father on video before he passed away).

5. What are you best known for in the genealogy world? (One of the few Alberta, Canada bloggers.  Currently blogging a lot about Quebec as trying to get our KERR family out of the Quebec and back to a specific place in Ireland.)

6. What is your professional status in genealogy? (Not certified or accredited but have spent 30 years in a medical research career. We use a lot of the same evidence based research techniques.  If I had the time would consider getting certified if only to advance my own knowledge. Also would enjoy one of the ProGen study groups.  When I retire, perhaps….:))

7. What is your biggest genealogy achievement? (ensuring the rest of the family are more aware of their heritage by sharing the research with them.)

8. What is the most FUN you’ve had doing genealogy? (sharing huge family tree banners with relatives at family reunions.  These were a BIG hit.)

9. What is your favorite genealogy how-to book? (Elizabeth Shown Mills’ books)

10. What notable genealogist would you like to meet someday? ( Just one?  Genealogists are wonderful folks.  I’d like to meet the ProGen study group people and Dick Eastman, plus the other great genea folks I’ve met online.)



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