Jim’s List of Genealogy Rules
, 2023-03-17 04:07:34,
From time to time I refer to my list of genealogy rules, and sometimes I update that same list. All of the rules on my list are important to me, and help me with my own genealogy research. Today I thought I should go through a few of the items and add a few examples to illustrate what I mean. First on today’s items is Rule 21, “Share what you know.” This is a good thing because we all need help in finding what we are looking for, whether it be a missing relative or a date, or place, where some event happened.
My example for that is someone named Tammy. She decided to help out with findagrave.com and has been photographing tombstones and adding memorials to the website for a few years. Findagrave is a volunteer site and wouldn’t exist if people didn’t help each other. I have found information on many of my relatives because others took the time to add that information. I’ve also added almost a hundred photos from requests by others. Tammy, though, has taken it to a much higher level. I just checked her profile and she has now added 6,866 photos. That’s amazing! What a help she has been for many people looking for their relatives.
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Speaking of Tammy, you might find her on the other end of the line if you decide to take my genealogy class, which is starting on Tuesday, April 4. The class is open for anyone who wants to learn about genealogy. We’ll discuss many topics, from birth, marriage, death…
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