Today is New Years Day in Nepal, the month is Baisakh and the year is 2076 …. I think! So today in Nepal using the Bikram Sambat it is Baisakh 1, 2076, whilst on the rest of most of the planet it’s April 14th and Dr Bs birthday. My birthday always falls on April 14th … Continue reading Happy New Year ….. seriously!
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
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
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!
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!