Sorry, playing catch up here. Got a few weeks behind, but I want to keep things in sequence.
Week 45: Genealogy Speakers. Which genealogy speaker has left the biggest impression on you? What is it about that speaker that you like the most? What is his or her general focus? Does this person speak at regional or national conferences? Share why other genealogists should attend this speakers sessions.
Write a journal on FamilyTreeCircles about your favorite genealogy speaker.
Sorry, playing catch up here. Got a few weeks behind.
Week 44: Genealogy Conferences. What was your best genealogy conference experience? Why is it so memorable in your mind? Who hosted the event? What did you learn from this experience? How does it impact your genealogy research today?
Write a journal on FamilyTreeCircles about Genealogy Conferences
While it may seem like tombstones are public things that should be free for photographing, that may not always be the case.
Apparently, in some cemeteries, photography is not permitted. It's not an issue so much of the photographs themselves, but of what you're allowed to do on private property...
Cemetery photos: permission required?
the standard suggestion for photography in any cemetery is good advice regardless: get the rules of the road in advance know if you need permission, whether theres a fee, and what the hours are so you dont accidentally get locked inside the gates.via: www.legalgenealogist.com
So what this comes down to is not ownership of the images of tombstones, but the photography activity on private property.
A museum may prohibit photography of artwork that they don't actually own the rights to.
The artist may own the copyrights of that image.
A live performance venue may prohibit video recording of performances.
The band owns the copyright of the performance itself.
I wonder if, from a legal standpoint, there is ever copyright ownership of the actual tombstone image itself? Is it a work of art?
Week 43: Memorable Genealogy Moment
.Think back to when you first started researching your family history. Is there a memorable early genealogy moment that stands out in your mind? Describe this event or discovery and how it impacted your research going forward.
Write a journal on FamilyTreeCircles about your memorable genealogy moment.
My Memorable Genealogy Moment
The moment that had the most impact on me, and what is probably the earliest genealogy memory that I have is from when I was a kid. My grandfather signed up my sister and me for a lifetime membership to the Massachusetts Mayflower Society.
30 years later, I’ve tried to do the same for my own children but alas, the Society has become much more strict on their application criteria, and I must fill in many blanks with primary sources, some of which I am afraid are not available.
While I do recognize the importance of sources, this saddens me because I feel this might give them the same jolt of excitement that I got so many years ago that has kept me interested in my own family history.
I don’t think this isn’t quite what was expected for this week’s prompt, but I’ll have to go with FamilyTreeCircles as my greatest genealogy accomplishment.
Back about 10 years ago, I had no idea what would become of the small project that started out of my own interest in my family history. It has grown to nearly 100,000 members, many of whom have broken through brick walls and found distant cousins sharing the same research. There have even been long lost family members who were reunited thanks to posts in FamilyTreeCircles.
Personally, I have found many Gingras cousins who have provided me with information that I never would have found otherwise, and I’ve been able to do the same in return for more than a few.
Most importantly, I’ve made several online friends, many of you, who have participated here over the years, lent a helping hand (or several), and have made this community what it is.
It’s been an honor and privilege to build and maintain this website. Thank you!
This post is in response to the Abundant Genealogy blogging prompts. To write your own, see here for information…
Abundant Genealogy Week #42: Biggest Genealogy Accomplishment :: FamilyTreeCircles.com Genealogy
Im sorry we missed last weeks prompt, but lets pick up this week with a fun one. Blow your own horn, do some crowing. Whats your biggest accomplishment in your genealogy research?via: www.familytreecircles.com
I’m sorry we missed last week’s prompt, but let’s pick up this week with a fun one. Blow your own horn, do some crowing. What’s your biggest accomplishment in your genealogy research?
Write a journal on FamilyTreeCircles about your biggest genealogy accomplishment.
52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy by Amy Coffinis a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2012) that invite genealogists and others to discuss resources in the genealogy community including websites, applications, libraries, archives, genealogical societies and more.
Week 40: Wild Card. Is there something for which you are thankful that has not been discussed yet? Share your genealogical abundance on a personal level. How does this person/item/group/memory or other entity impact your family history?
Write a journal on FamilyTreeCircles about something you’re thankful for.
When you do, please put “[52 Weeks]” in the journal title somewhere so I can be sure to see it and feature it right here in this post. (I’m switching to a standard thing to put in the title, which will make it easier).
52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy created byAmy Coffinis a series of weekly blogging prompts courtesy ofGeneaBloggersfor genealogists and others to discuss resources in the genealogy community including websites, applications, libraries, archives, genealogical societies and more.
Week 39: Society Journal or Quarterly. Share with us your favorite genealogy society journal or quarterly publication. How long have you been reading it? Which group publishes it? Why is this publication one of your favorites? How has is helped you research your family history?
Write a journal on FamilyTreeCircles about your favorite genealogy society journal or quarterly publication.
When you do, please put “Genealogy Society Journal” in the journal title somewhere so I can be sure to see it and feature it right here in this post!
(Mine is the Mayflower Quarterly)
This week I’m realizing that we are approaching some big FamilyTreeCircles milestones. We’ll soon be at 100,000 members, and 50,000 journals. We should reach those levels by the end of 2012.
And that’s not even considering the 28,000 comments and 27,000 private messages that flow through FamilyTreeCircles. Wow.
In this newsletter, I’d like to acknowledge the people who give so much to the FamilyTreeCircles community. Thanks to everyone who not only posts journals but are also so very welcoming and helpful to other members.
52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy
Last week’s writing prompt was a tough one, and we only had a few takers. See here for the recap of week 37.
Genealogy Abundance, Week 37: State Archives
This week promises to be a lot more fun.
Week 38: Funny Ancestor Stories. Tell us a funny ancestor story that stands out in your mind. When did you first hear the story? Do other family members tell different versions? Does this tale play a large part in your family tree?
Create a journal and write about this week’s topic.
Genealogy Abundance, Week 38: Funny Ancestor Stories
FamilyTreeCircles member Kerbent has an interesting mystery that she has written up in these two posts. She’s developed some interesting theories and I’d love for some experienced genealogists to give her some help on these. If you could lend a hand, please do. I’ll feature any developments in a future newsletter.
Two Mary Ebbotts help need to disentangle them
There are two Mary Ebbotts in the 1841 Census, and both are living with relations. I have managed to solve the identity of one of them but the other who must somehow be related is a complete mystery to me…via: www.familytreecircles.com
Developing a working theory to reconcile the Mystery of the two Mary Ebbotts
Mary Ferrett is my fourth great-grandmother she married Philip Upton Ebbott in 1804, in Trenglos, Cornwall thus becoming Mary Ebbott. As explained in a previous post entitled Two Mary Ebbotts help need to disentangle them I have been trying to distinguish which of the two Mary Ebbotts that appeared in the 1841 was my ancestor. To recap…via: www.familytreecircles.com
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