Jill Ball has suggested we again review our genealogy progress and Remember to Accentuate the Positive

1.  An elusive ancestor I found was

2.  A great newspaper article I found was

3.  A geneajourney I took was

4.  An important record I found was

5.  A newly found family member shared

  • various family members have shared photographs

6.  A geneasurprise I received was

7.   My 2017 blog post that I was particularly proud of was

  • too hard … I enjoyed researching and writing up all entries in my online research journal

8.   I made a new genimate who

9.  A new piece of technology I mastered was

10. I joined

11. A genealogy event from which I learnt something new was

12. A blog post that taught me something new was

13. A DNA discovery I made was

14. I taught a genimate how to

  • I try not to be too didactic but sometimes write how I researched. My most popular how to post looked back at my progress with DNA research:  DNA testing results one year on

15. A brick wall I demolished was

  • progress is slow and steady. My tree, both my and my husband’s forebears and relatives, continues to expand. As of today it has 7,660 individuals, 1595 photos, 193 stories and 9,581 records attached on ancestry.com. Looking at a backup I made in February 2017, I then had 7104 people and 8204 records. On the direct lines, I made some small progress on my husband’s tree : DNA analysis: taking the tree back two generations

16. A great site I visited was

  • there are many excellent websites. I subscribe to ancestry.com FindMyPast, MyHeritage, TheGenealogist – they all have a lot to offer. I find Trove, the digital repository maintained by the National Library of Australia terrific. I appreciate the many digitised books available through such websites as archive.org.

17. A new genealogy/history book I enjoyed was

  • my father’s latest publication on the early history of our family – a lot of work and builds on the research of others : Champions from Normandy

18. It was exciting to finally meet

  • some of our cousins thoughout the year

19. I am excited for 2018 because

20. Another positive I would like to share is …

  • I am very grateful to my husband who reviews my posts and edits them for clarity. I am also pleased that my children, parents and brother take an interest in my family history.

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