Every year I invest four to six weeks, usually from mid-November to the end of December, dabbling in the intriguing world of genealogy and family history. The compound word, genealogy, is derived from the Greek terms for “descent” (genea) and “knowledge” (logos): in other words, it’s all about gaining knowledge of one’s ancestry, whether as a hobby or a more serious, perhaps even professional, occupation. The advances in technology, especially searchable online archives and easy-to-use genealogy software have put genealogy within the reach of anyone who has an interest in their family roots. The largest portal of genealogical links on the internet is Cyndi’s List where over 255,000 websites can be accessed by those exploring the vast continent of online genealogical resources. Continue reading
It’s that time of the year when I spend four to six weeks doing family history research, which takes nearly every minute of my spare time (nights and weekends). I normally start in mid-December, but this year I’m running a little behind because I’m trying to learn a new Macintosh genealogy program, iFamily for Tiger. It will be extremely painful, if not impossible, to migrate from my favorite genealogy software, Legacy; and I may fire up my old Dell Latitude (800 mhz. Pentium III) to do the job with Legacy again this year. It’s tough to beat!
Anyway, I may post a few quotes or links here at The Thin Edge, but don’t expect anything more till middle or late February. If you’re new to my blog, I could heartily recommend browsing Categorized Edginessâ€”my article archives, arranged by category. Thanks for stopping by!