52 Weeks to Better Genealogy – Challenge 49 – National Archives

52 Weeks To Better Genealogy

52 Weeks To Better Genealogy – Challenge 49

Week 49: Check out the National Archives Genealogy page. There also is a Start Your Genealogy Research page that may be of interest. Don’t try to do any research, just click links and explore the contents. The goal of this week’s challenge is to introduce you to these collections, or for more experienced genealogists, remind you of what they contain. If you are doing this challenge from outside the United States, explore the national archives of your country for collections pertinent to genealogy. Some resources include the National Archives of Australia, the National Archives (UK) and more. If you write a genealogy blog, you may share and interesting items you found with your readers.

This challenge runs from Saturday, December 4, 2010 through Friday, December 10, 2010.

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Here are the latest posts from GeneaBloggers members on this week’s challenge:

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52 Weeks To Better Genealogy by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts that are a bit more challenging and are geared towards those new to the field of genealogy and family history as well as those who want to brush up on some skills which might be a bit rusty. Please include an attribution link if you participate.

© 2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

52 Weeks to Better Genealogy – Challenge 48 – Your Personal Genealogy Library

52 Weeks To Better Genealogy

52 Weeks To Better Genealogy – Challenge 48

Week 48: Examine different online tools for cataloging your personal genealogy library and keeping track of the books you read. LibraryThing is a site where you can catalog and tag the books in your own personal library. It is a great tool for keeping track of the genealogy books you have. You can ever create tags for books you want to purchase. Good Reads and Shelfari are web sites that help you keep track of books you have read. All three of these sites have social networking components. Your challenge this week is to browse these sites and see how genealogists use them. Bloggers, do you use any of these tools? How do you organize your own personal genealogy library?

This challenge runs from Saturday, November 26, 2010 through Friday, December 3, 2010.

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Here are the latest posts from GeneaBloggers members on this week’s challenge:

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52 Weeks To Better Genealogy by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts that are a bit more challenging and are geared towards those new to the field of genealogy and family history as well as those who want to brush up on some skills which might be a bit rusty. Please include an attribution link if you participate.

© 2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

52 Weeks to Better Genealogy – Challenge 47 – Genealogy Gifts

52 Weeks To Better Genealogy

52 Weeks To Better Genealogy – Challenge 47

Week 47: Make your genealogy gift list. The holidays are coming! Prepare a list of genealogy-related gifts you’d like to receive: books, magazine subscriptions, software, electronics, society memberships or anything else that might look good with a bow on it. If you’re blessed to already have everything you could possibly want, consider charitable donations and in-kind gifts to societies, libraries and preservation groups. If you have a genealogy blog, you can share your list and give gift ideas to your readers as well.

This challenge runs from Saturday, November 20, 2010 through Friday, November 26, 2010.

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Here are the latest posts from GeneaBloggers members on this week’s challenge:

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52 Weeks To Better Genealogy by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts that are a bit more challenging and are geared towards those new to the field of genealogy and family history as well as those who want to brush up on some skills which might be a bit rusty. Please include an attribution link if you participate.

© 2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee