I have added 2 new topics to my page DNA plus paper:
- Getting to know Genome Mate Pro (Nov 7)
- 23andme – Addressing Anonymity (Nov 7)
These topics explain my recent change in approach to contacting anonymous matches on 23andme and my use of Genome Mate Pro to structure and coordinate my analysis and follow up of matches from the major testing companies.
You can access them from the link above in this post or from the menu line of Digging up the Ancients.
Had to smile at this rather pretentious certificate. This is what you get after a half hour e-learning course if you take the little 20 question quiz at the end. The course had the silly title “Learn About Your Ancestors Using the Latest from Ancestry“. The actual content is a run through the main features of the new format, including the Lifestory functionality. I wish they would not call it lifestory, as until you go through and edit each lifestory it can include a number of time related historical events that are totally irrelevant for the ancestor concerned. My objective in taking the course was to see whether to wait or jump in and go over to the new format now. If you are wondering about the result of this decision making process, here is a snippet of my paternal line in the new format:
Scottish Post Office Directories is another useful offering from the National Library of Scotland which can help those of us with genealogy interests north of the border. An interesting collection of digitised directories ranging from 1773 to 1911.
Listening to a genealogy webinar offered by Legacy as I write. The topic is “Putting the flesh on the bones“.
I have recently started using iannounce, a useful site for obituaries and other announcements which help my genealogy research. It picks up announcements from about 500 newspapers and is updated daily. I still follow announcements in local Northumbrian papers too, but this site gives a much broader view of UK announcements.
I have added another 5 local books that have helped my genealogy research to my Publications used page. The pictures of old Northumberland help to develop a better understanding of the world my ancestors lived in. Topics include Amble, RAF Acklington, Tynemouth, Cullercoats and Alnwick.
This is the local online magazine for my home town Amble in Northumberland. It has developed well over the past couple of years and even includes some historical articles now.