Confessions of a nouveau genealogist


A structure or pattern is now emerging in my new-found genealogy interest, with FOUR strands combining to give me focus and direction. I freely admit that my motivation is more intellectual than emotional, and there’s a cold logic rather than warm excitement, I really couldn’t care less whether I am descended from Isaac Newton or … Continue reading Confessions of a nouveau genealogist

How to develop a genealogy strategy


I seem to have turned the clock back 50 years as I begin a course at the University of Strathclyde again, though this time it’s an online genealogy course instead of a full time PhD in chemistry! I’ve always believed in learning from experts balanced with learning from personal experience and my new interest in … Continue reading How to develop a genealogy strategy

A month of learning about genealogy: 5 tips from a beginner!


Reflection is an essential aspect of learning, and if you subscribe to the Kolb process of learning experientially then it is the 2nd step of 4 that leads to positive change. And THAT is the crux of all learning being equated with change ...... no change equals no learning! I have been researching my ancestry … Continue reading A month of learning about genealogy: 5 tips from a beginner!

Genealogy ….. how to get organised ….. or drown!


I wonder if an addiction to genealogy and ancestry research is genetic! Maybe my DNA test results will enlighten me, but I realise after a couple of weeks of obsessiveness and butterfly-like behaviour that I need a structure and a plan! It hit home to me yesterday morning when I spent about two hours faffing … Continue reading Genealogy ….. how to get organised ….. or drown!