This is Day 2 of the Family History Writing Challenge, 2018. As I noted in my last post, I have been out of the genealogy blogging game for a while. As a result, I'm not as tuned in to family history resources as I might be. Then again, I didn't rely on traditional sites like Ancestry.com or MyHeritage.com early on because my mother's branch of the family tree was not yet
It’s the Quinquennial Family History Writing Challenge!
Like many writers, I thrive on deadlines. That's not to say I don't rail against them and say many bad words when they close in, but without a strict time frame I tend to dither my time away. When I am paid to write, the incentive for meeting my deadlines is clear. When I am not...well, I have to come up with an artificial construct. Like the guilt or public shame that follows
Why a Historically Oriented Genealogist Took a DNA Test
Those who pursue genealogy do so for a variety of reasons. To find a particular relative. To determine whether they're descended from royalty. To occupy time that might otherwise be devoted to earning a living. Me, I was interested in learning about my mother's family, the sixteen men and women in the picture topping this blog. I wanted to know how they lived,