Jun 25

So Much to Learn so Little Time!


With every passing day, I find that there is so much I don’t know about genealogical research— particularly repositories and their records. I’m a firm believer in learning from others and I’m ever thankful for all fellow GeneaBloggers who share experiences and research with the rest of us.

I try to find some time each day to scan a multitude of posts by GenealBloggers who tend to write of areas and topics in which I have interest. Rather than subscribe to each via the RSS feed which would create an e-mail notice of each new post, I’ve chosen to use Google Reader. Google Reader alway users to subscribe to blogs by providing the URL of each blog. Google Reader also allows users to create special folders and notices of new posts appear arranged first by category and then by blog name. The image at the left indicates some of the categories I created, e.g. Digital Scrapbooking, Friends and fun stuff, Genealogy, Genealogy:Not be be Missed, Quilting, etc. The highlighted categories indicates that there are new posts which I’ve not read.

It is difficult to find the blogs of every GeneaBlogger. I’ve found that social media such as FaceBook and Twitter help me locate them since many have set made arrangements with NetworkedBlogs.

In her blog, Marian’s Roots & Rambles, Marian Pierre-Louis, posted  “A Resource Gem for “Old Newbury Researchers” (14 June 2011).  She indicated that hidden treasures may be found at he Newburyport Archival Center, located at the Newburyport Public Library. I will definitely plan to research there the next time I get to New England. As a bonus, Marian posted an image of the Tristram Coffin House in Newbury—Tristram was my 8th great grandfather and I last visited the area about 2002. Thank you Marian!

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1 comment

  1. Marian Pierre-Louis

    Hopefully the next time you come to New England you’ll give me a shout first and we can go look at some of those places together. The old First Parish cemetery where Tristram is buried is nearly directly across the street from the house. Such a beautiful area.

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