Titanic and frontier genealogy
Following on from my blog about the Titanic a while ago, it seems that ITV have been listening and are starting a new drama about it, written by Julian Fellowes who wrote Dowton Abbey. If it is half as good as that program, it will be amazing. Against all the odds I love Downton Abbey. Its not my thing at all but when my wife asked me to watch it with I gave it a go. Now I am addicted. I look forward to seeing Titanic.
2. Ancestry releases Massachusetts records
8.2 million new records have been added to Ancestry for Massachusetts. This is thanks to the dedication of 2 people, Jay and DeLene Holbrook, who collated this data themselves over many many years. What a fantastic achievement, well done. Amazing.
3. Mother's Day genealogy
I come back to this blog a fair amount - simple and easy to read, I find it a great place to give tips on how research ancestry.
4. The next genealogy frontier
I often wonder how long genealogy will last as a popular hobby, and for me, a profession. Surely it can't go on forever? More and more people are putting their families together and recording them, often online. This is certainly the case for the UK and America, as well as several other countries. But what is the next place to take up this trend? Ireland is often touched upon but often results in unsatisfactory results. Condition or destruction or records ha caused major problems not to mention the lack of digital records. Luckily a lot of that is changing now which has helped immensely. Perhaps that will start to take off properly now, or certainly over the next years. After that, though, what about India or even China. All those people, all those stories, all those families. I can only dream. What do you think? What records would you like to see?