Blogging has made it possible for anyone to share their genealogy with a wide audience. No longer did family historians need to publish a book or write an article for a genealogy society publication. But the landscape is changing. Many are asking the question "Is genealogy blogging dead?"Continue Reading
It seems that whenever there is an announcement about a milestone in DNA testing or a news article comes out about a “surprising find” using DNA (or Ancestry starts re-running the “lederhosen and kilt” commercial), there’s a commotion on social media.
To my fellow professionals in the genealogy field, can we please stop wringing our hands about newcomers using DNA?
If you’ve haven’t been under a rock for the past week (and possibly even if you have been), you’ve likely heard something about a new game called Pokemon Go. To say it’s popular would be an understatement. It’s already used more than Netflix and Twitter. Yes, I started playing it and was surprised that there are similarities with genealogy. Continue reading
Shallow. Self-absorbed. Selfie-obsessed. That’s how millennials are often described. It’s easy to dismiss all of their selfies, photos of food, and 10-second Snapchat videos. But they actually have a lot to teach the rest of us about family history. Continue reading