There were several lessons to be learned at the Federation of Genealogical Societies conference last week. Among them: Write it down! Whether it's writing about why you think that particular person is your third-great-grandfather or writing a timeline to organize your research, writing is crucial to everything we do in family history. It helps us in our research ? and it also makes for good reading for others!
Here's what we've been reading this week:
"The 200th Birthday of Sir George-Étienne Cartier, a Prominent Father of Confederation
" on Library and Archives Canada Blog
. Informative article about Cartier and his role in Canadian confederation.
"Cemeteries Share Tales of Lafayette's Rich History
," by Kathy Matter, on Lafayette Journal & Courier
. Mark Griffin has studied the cemeteries of Tippecanoe County, Indiana and shares some of the things those cemeteries can teach about local history.
"Family Reunion Book Awesomeness
" on thegenealogygirl
. She shares how she put together a small book for her family reunion. The result' Big hit! Could be a good idea for the upcoming holiday season.
"In-depth Review of a Record Leads to a Genealogy Solution
," by Lorine McGinnis Schulze, on Olive Tree Genealogy
Blog. Lorine shows how learning more about the source itself can help you get more out of a record and even break down a brick wall.
"Labor Day in Photos
," by Wendy Littrell, on All My Branches
. Have you thought about the occupations your ancestors had'