Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!): 1) My friend and colleague J. Paul Hawthorne started this on Facebook, and many geneabloggers have already done it. 2)
The challenge is to create a five or six generation ancestor chart
that shows your ancestor's birthplaces. You can download Paul's sample
chart (an Excel spreadsheet) available at : http://bit.ly/1RjfZEZ. Pat Richley-Erickson created another spreadsheet (5 or 6 generations), available at: http://bit.ly/5n6GenBirth. 3)
These are spreadsheets (use Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice or Google
Sheets or similar), so you will have to enter text in the cells and then
use the background and font color features to make it correct and look
colorful. You could make your own in some other program also. 4)
Use your genealogy program to figure out which state or country your
ancestors came from, then enter the data into the correct cell. Make an
image of your spreadsheet - I used the Windows Snipping Tool, and saved
the image as a .jpg file. You could make a screen capture of your
spreadsheet and save it as an image also. 5) Share your Ancestral birthplace Chart with the genealogy world on your own blog
Been a while since I did a Saturday night Fun post, so here is my ancestors birthplace spreadsheet.
Although my dad was born in Minnesota, his family moved to Montana when he was three years old and he had no recollection of Minnesota. He grew up in Montana and moved to North Idaho after he was full grown. My mom had a similar experience as she was about four when her parents left Missouri and settled in Spokane where she grew up.
1) What are your genealogy education
plans for 2016? Local society meetings or seminars? Regional or
national conferences? Week long institutes? Genealogy cruises?
Podcasts? YouTube Videos? Webinars or Hangouts On Air? Magazines?
Websites? Blogs? 2) How much time do you invest in Genealogy Education? Why do you do it? 3) Tell us about it in your own blog post
I am planning on going to the Washington State Genealogical Conference June 18, 2016 in Tacoma. I try to go to all of the Eastern Washington Genealogical society monthly meetings. I was thinking of going to the Northwest Genealogical Conference in Arlington again, but I will skip it this year. We wanted to go see our cousin in Missoula, Montana this fall and the Montana Genealogical Society is having their conference there September 22-24, so I think I will go there instead of Arlington. It is 30 miles further than Arlington, but all on the interstate, while getting to Arlington is mostly 2 lanes and a lot of winding mountain roads. I watch some YouTube Videos, went to a couple Hangouts on Air, read several genealogical magazines and close to 300 blogs.
I don't spend a lot of time in education any more, should do more on the newer technology.