RootsTech London will have over 150 talks and an exhibition hall jam-packed with over 100 stalls. With so much to see and do you need to make sure you are getting ready to make the absolute best of this amazing learning opportunity. Luckily I’m here to give you some quick tips to make sure you make the most of this crazy family-history extravaganza! Seriously, I’m … Continue reading Why you should get RootsTech ready & how to do it!
Wow! Is it just me or has the first half of the year whizzed by? It’s amazing how quickly 6 months can go by. Christmas feels like yesterday, and paradoxically it’s a distant memory. All that motivation we felt whilst setting our New Year’s Resolutions seems to have evaporated. Our goal setting fever is a hazy memory and if we don’t review our genealogy plans … Continue reading Your Genealogy Mid-Year Review
This year has seen an explosion in genealogy shows, events or conferences and the one I’m most excited about is #RootsTechLondon, a conference or exhibition taking place at ExCeL London from 24th to 26th October. I’m proud to be supporting the event as an ‘ambassador’. But what exactly is RootsTech? And why should you be excited about it? I first heard about #RootsTech on Twitter. … Continue reading What is RootsTech & Why Should I Go?
I find it difficult to make decisions, especially when it means parting with cash. There are so many Family History Societies, Local History groups and genealogical associations to join that deciding which one(s) to go for can be struggle. Especially, if you suffer from indecisiveness, like me. This Christmas I took the plunge and joined the Guild of One-Name Studies. I’d already started my own … Continue reading Review of the Guild of One-Name Studies
We are about to enter a jam-packed genealogical extravaganza of a year with some huge exhibitions planned for 2019. It feels like more and more people are taking the plunge and diving into their family history. With this in mind, I’ve asked six genealogical experts (including me), six questions about their top tips, 2019 predictions, favourite sites and toolbox essentials. You might recognise some of … Continue reading Ask the Experts: An Interview!
In Spring 2018 I took my first DNA test, and plunged into the deep end of the world of Genetic Genealogy. Come learn with me…
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A review of the website The Genealogist, looking at it’s interface, the quality of it’s transcriptions and images, and much more!
I’m a member of several UK Facebook genealogy groups, and one of the most frequently asked questions I see, is “should I subscribe to Ancestry.co.uk or Find My
There are many reasons why, even the most experienced of genealogists, hits a brick wall in their research. Two primary causes for these stumbling blocks are; lack of data and too much data