UPDATE – Personal Changes, Trip to Ireland & More

It’s been rather quiet here in Geni Journey land.  You see, I started this blog excitedly with a plan to share my passion for genealogy and help others get started on their own journey.  Around the same time I launched this blog, I also decided to pursue my Certificate in Genealogical Research through Boston University. The class was rewarding, challenging and time-consuming (took anywhere from 30-50 extra hours a week over the summer) but did pull me away from the blog a bit. Shortly after completing the course, I had to make some difficult life-changing personal decisions and moved from

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Reflections: Now vs History

Now vs History This is by no means a political blog, nor do I intend for it to be, but I felt the need to write a reflective post as my heart and mind have been heavy over the past 24 hours 7+ months. In researching my family history and that of others, and seeing history being written today, I must speak up. I’m an Independent.  Sure, I’m rather socially liberal but conservative in many other ways.  I don’t believe in “sides”.  I believe in individual beliefs that are formed by one’s own mind vs the siding of an entire party’s

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Tuesday Tip: Genealogy Volunteering

Since I’ve been tied up with the class I’m currently taking, I’ve admittedly been slacking in the blog department. I wanted to make sure to share a tip for this week. What better way to get acquainted with genealogical terms and processes than to participate in genealogy volunteering? I have been volunteering my time for genealogy causes for about a year now and it has helped me in many ways. Here are a few ways to get involved: Records Transcription: With organizations scanning thousands of original documents every day, there is a great need for transcription services. Transcribing consists of

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