Saturday, January 7, 2012

52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy - Week 1 – Blogs

52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2012) that invites genealogists and others to discuss resources in the genealogy community including websites, applications, libraries, archives, genealogical societies and more. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your thoughts on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.

Week 1 – Blogs: Blogging is a great way for genealogists to share information with family members, potential cousins and each other. For which blog are you most thankful? Is it one of the earliest blogs you read, or a current one? What is special about the blog and why should others read it?

I am thankful for all the blogs I read because they all assist my CGD. The blogs I read via RSS are classified in a number of categories: Books and Reading, Genealogy, ICT, Library, Teaching and Learning and Others. I read most of these posts or their summaries each morning in bed and maybe later in the day if I am a passenger in a bus, train or car or sitting around in a doctor's office.

I enjoy reading the posts of Geneabloggers especially those from the small but enthusiastic Geneablogging community here in Australia. I appreciate all you do for us.

I love to share with others what I learn from other disciplines that can be applied to my genealogical activities. For this reason I am nominating educator, Richard Byrne's blogs as those for which I am most thankful. From his Free Technology for Teachers I have gathered many resources to share with genealogists. Richard's new Android 4 Schools Blog gave me the idea for my new baby, Android Genealogy

The synthesis of ideas from one subject area to another makes for a richer experience in our world of genealogy. Don't confine yourself to reading genealogy blogs, read from other subject areas and share what you find via your blog.

1 comment:

Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

Thank you for participating in the Abundant Genealogy series, Jill. I hope you enjoy it!


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