Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):
1) Answer these questions in my survey about your genealogy resources and usage:
a) Which genealogy software programs for your computer do you use (e.g., Family Tree Maker, Reunion, GRAMPS, etc.)?
b) Which online family trees have information submitted by you - in either a separate online tree (e.g., Ancestry Member Tree) or a universal (collaborative) online tree (e.g., WikiTree)?
c) For which subscription genealogy record providers (e.g., Ancestry) do you have a subscription?
d) Which FREE genealogy record providers (e.g., FamilySearch) do you use regularly?
e) How much time do you spend each week doing actual genealogy research online? [Note: not reading, or social networking, but actual searching in a record provider]. Estimate an average number of hours per week.
f) How much time do you spend each week doing actual genealogy research in a repository (e.g., library, archive, courthouse, etc.)? Estimate an average number of hours per month over, say, a one year period.
g) How much time do you spend each week adding information to your genealogy software program (either on your computer or online)? Estimate an average number of hours per week over, say, a one month period.
h) How much time do you spend each month at a genealogical society meeting, program or event (not a seminar or conference)? Estimate an average number of hours per month over, say, a one year period.
i) How much time do you spend each month on genealogy education (e.g., reading books and periodicals, attending seminars, conferences, workshops, webinars, etc.)? Estimate an average number of hours per month over, say, a one year period.
j) How much time do you spend each week reading, writing and commenting on genealogy blogs, websites, and social media? Estimate an average number of hours per week over, say, a one month period.
2) Answer the questions in a blog post of your own (and please drop a link as a comment in this post), in a comment to this post, or in a Google+ or Facebook post.
a) I use Ancestral Quest 14 now
b) I have my family tree information on Rootsweb
i) Separate tree:
ii) Collaborative tree:
* FamilySearch Family Tree, use Record Hints
c) My subscription genealogy record collection websites:
None right now
d) My most-used FREE genealogy record providers:
* Find a Grave
* Washington State Digital Archives
e) Doing online genealogy research each week: Average per week = .1 hours
f) Doing repository research each month: Average per month = 12 hours
g) Adding information to family tree database each week: Average per week = 0 hours
h) Genealogy society events and meetings: Average per month = 6 hours
i) Genealogy education: Average per month = 6 hours
j) Reading genealogy websites or contributing to social media: Average per week = 22 hours
k) Checking on the 7 Rootsweb mail lists I still administer Average per week = 2 hours
l) Indexing records for the Washington State Digital Archives Average per week = 14 hours