Genealogy isn’t fatal but it is a ‘grave’ disease. In this blog, we delve into the origins of April Fools’ Day (All Fools’ Day) and why we celebrate it in the western world. We also dip into some genealogical research myths and legends that many of you genies may have already or are to come across in future!
Ah, the infamous brick wall, known worldwide for notoriously driving many genealogists up the wall (excuse the pun). This blog takes us through the reasons why we hit a brick wall, the types we happen to come across, where to begin if you do hit one and of course, where to turn to for advice (*hint* *hint*)!
Professional and Genetic genealogist, Researcher AND Historian, #ancestryhour’s Michelle Leonard of Genes & Genealogy takes us on an alpha helix shaped ride as she lists some of the reasons on why we should use DNA tests in our genealogical research.
It’s that time for the spotlight to shine and do what it does best! This time it’s all about Shropshire Family History Society! Read up on the history of the society, their usual activities and their presence at THE Show!
We’ve decided to take it up a notch by giving you two poems, both with different interpretations on family! If there’s anything they both have in common, it’s that family is indeed everything…
Genealogist Sophie Boudarel, takes us on a fun ride, giving us her tips and tricks on how to decipher French given names when researching French ancestry. It’s not easy, but it is a lot of fun!
John Boeren tells us all about his interpretation on cultural heritage and how it can influence those wanting to start or continue their genealogical research. He also delves into some of his experiences hosting ‘heritage trips’!
Most of us love to learn, especially when it comes to genealogy! Lisa Louise Cooke of Genealogy Gems fame gives us her recommendations and advice on where the best places to learn are for your genealogical research.
Yvette Hoitink prepares us for her talk ahead of THE Show and shares some beautiful photographs from the image collection of the National Archives of the Netherlands. A picture really does say a thousand words…Enjoy!
The title says it all! Test your knowledge in a quiz dedicated to THE Show speakers. This mini competition is now closed, and our winners have been selected, however, you can still quiz yourself just for fun!
Professional genealogist and researcher for Cork Folklore Project David Ryan teaches us about the importance of records, and how we can use different sources as evidence to make conclusions in genealogical research.
The end. Need we say more? Wrong! They will be no sleeping for the TGS team as there is lots of preparations to make before THE Show. We will be bringing you more info-packed blogs in the countdown to THE Show.