30 November 2012
Family Tree editor Helen Tovey gets excited about the colder weather meaning more time for family history... I love
I love it! It’s cold and dreary outside, and dark too. So, lunch hours, weekends and evenings, I can’t possibly go outside (hehe!) meaning that there’s a lot more time for family history!
And to make the most of my precious research hours, I’m certainly going to be taking Roy Stockdill’s sound advice…
This issue (the Christmas special edition of Family Tree) Roy has come up with a list of 25 genealogical gems – things that every good family historian should know – think of them as a ‘code of best practice for family history’.
Some of my branches already look in fairly okay shape – up to a certain point – but I know that Roy’s methodical and thorough tips are going to get the tangled areas of my tree in better order. His tips make handy reading for newbies to our favourite hobby, or a refreshing recap for more experienced family historians.
From citing your sources to backing up your records, to the value of reading old maps, researching your surname, and finding new records online or in archives, and much, much more – if you’d like to make your records more organised and your research more thorough, see Roy’s advice in the Christmas issue!