I often run into interesting articles and videos on genealogy research while perusing the web. I like to share them with you here on the blog from time to time. For more links, check my Pinterest and Youtube pages.
The Dead are No Longer Entitled to Secrets
John Grenham, Irish Roots
Families used to go to great lengths to hide their dark secrets. Now, we are excited to find those secrets. Times have changed, and I certainly think the focus on honesty is much better than a focus on finding a “pure” lineage. Every family has scandals in its past.
Documenting the Enslaved in Your Family Tree
Crista Cowan, The Barefoot Genealogist
If you have white ancestors in the southern US, you should definitely keep a record of any slaves that they owned. In the genealogy community, we must help each other out, and we have more tools to help each other than we ever had before. Crista shares some tips for researching your ancestors’ slaves and sharing the information on your Ancestry tree.
Genealogical Isolationists and the Consequences
John Tanner, Genealogy’s Star
A reflection on the problems with genealogy being a personal, secretive hobby. Thankfully, I think more and more new genealogists are seeing the hobby as a collaborative activity.
Nobody Told Me
The Ancestry Insider
Are your stories being told? Here is a touching, inspirational story from the BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy.