Tree status as at 14 Jan 2013: Individuals=4066 Families=1091
Latest tree updates:
Blog=27 Jan 2011, GenesReunited=27 Jan 2011
AncestralAtlas=23 Jan 2010, Ancestry=28 Jan 2011

Ancestry tree updated …

I have finally got around to updating my tree on ! It took a while to merge in (it has been a while since it worked in Family Tree Maker), but I got there eventually, hopefully without mistakes.

I can now make use of the ‘hint’ feature for my new data – something I find to be one of the best things about FTM. It’s a lot quicker than manually searching on their website!

Still, I will be attending some Ancestry seminars at the Who Do You Think You Are Live! exhibition in London at the end of February, so I hope to be better armed with the skills to make the most of their website.

Exhibition review at a later date ….

Published in: Genealogy | on January 22nd, 2010 | No Comments »

FHEvent review – better late than never …

FHEvent, Barbican, 3rd May 2009On 3rd May 2009, I attended a family history event at the Barbican in London. It was imaginatively titled “The FHEvent”.

Smaller and more personal than WDYTYALive, it consisted mainly of family history societies and was established as a more affordable exhibition than the latter for the exhibitors. However, the presence of FindMyPast (and the 1911 Census) added an official air to this breakaway event.

The Kent FHS stallI personally found the event worthwhile, having managed to visit the Kent FHS stall and obtain some CDs and microfiche, and talk to some experts. The tour of The Society of Genealogists was very well executed and informative, and revealed what a vast array of resources are available to us as genealogists at their nearby repository.

Let’s hope it was considered worthwhile by the organisers.

I look forward to visiting the event again next year.

Published in: Genealogy | on May 9th, 2009 | No Comments »

WDYTYA Live 2009 brief review …

Well, I attended the show on Friday 27th February, as planned.

A very cramped train en route to Olympia! I was quite surprised how many people were waiting for the Olympia train on the Earl’s Court platform ! Everyone carrying their bags of files & paperwork to “ask the experts”.

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Published in: Genealogy | on March 2nd, 2009 | No Comments »