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Society Saturday - Websites, Blogs and Social Media

Genealogical & family history societies here in the UK typically do not have a base. There are some societies that do, but many do not and therefore how a society is seen by the wider public is important.In that event, societies perhaps need to b...
by Anglers Rest on Feb 1, 2014

Society Saturday - West Surrey FHS

I first joined today's featured Society, The West Surrey Family History Society in 1988. In fact, it was the latest journal for the West Surrey that gave me the idea for this series of blog posts.In 1988 everything in the genealogy world was conducte...
by Anglers Rest on Jan 26, 2014

Society Saturday - Getting Involved.....

Over the years I have been involved with several family history societies, but why did I bother?When I first dipped my toes into the genealogy & family history Society arena I was steered in the direction of the local society. That was back in 19...
by Anglers Rest on Jan 18, 2014

Society Saturday - The Guyana / British Guiana Genealogical Society

Today I am going to highlight a society that is new to me and I stumbled across, quite by chance.Image courtesy of the The Guyana / British Guiana Genealogical SocietyThe Guyana / British Guiana Genealogical Society formed in 2005.It is com...
by Anglers Rest on Jan 11, 2014

Society Saturday - Revisiting Your Society

Over the years I have been a member of numerous and various Societies. As each year passes, the development of social media and the material available on line is tremendous.Just recently I stumbled across a reference to the website of a Society I hav...
by Anglers Rest on Dec 28, 2013

Sentimental Sunday - Polio and the Journey Ahead

Image courtesy of www.virology.wsBack in 1953, so 60 years ago, my Mum then aged four and a half contracted Polio. All through my childhood I was aware of the impact that the disease had, had on Mum, although she never used a calliper or a stick...
by Anglers Rest on Dec 15, 2013

Tuesday's Tip Update - More on Evernote

Yesterday I shared a post about using Evernote for email storage. Today I am going to share something that I learn't over the weekend, and I was simply delighted!I typically use Evernote for the purposes I described yesterday from my laptop. You can...
by Anglers Rest on Nov 20, 2013

Tuesday's Tip - Evernote and Saving Emails

A few weeks ago I shared that I am a One-Note girl - you can read that post HERE. In that post, I mentioned that until I had upgraded my laptop I had used a mixture of OneNote and Evernote.Now, having upgraded my laptop and migrated to Office 365 I w...
by Anglers Rest on Nov 19, 2013

Should be a Tuesday's Tip! - Google Plus and Blogger

A few days ago someone commented to me via a blog post that by upgrading Blogger profiles to Google profiles it meant that some people who had chosen no to do that could not leave comments on blogs. Judy Webster very kindly checked for me and she was...
by Anglers Rest on Nov 16, 2013

Tuesday's Tip - Commonwealth War Graves

Yesterday, I was reminded of the following video produced by Tessa Keough. I sat and listened again to the video and did a quick search for my one name study name of Orlando. I have done this before, and there are none, not too surprising as it is an...
by Anglers Rest on Nov 12, 2013

Talented Tuesday - Guild of One Name Studies Competition

I have been a member of the Guild of One-Name Studies for over 10 years. I joined because I wanted to capture all references to the Italian surname that reflected my Italian ancestry, share resources and methodology with other researchers undertaking...
by Anglers Rest on Nov 5, 2013

GeniAus Hangout on Air

The first email I spotted this morning as I started work on my inbox was from Jill at Geniaus, who has I am delighted to say, has taken the plunge and is hosting what I believe will be a regular in the Genealogy Google Hangout calender.Image courtesy...
by Anglers Rest on Oct 24, 2013

Tuesday Tips - Family Search

When I first started my genealogical research the IGI (International Genealogical Index) was only available via microfiche. There were the various LDS search rooms including the one in Hyde Park London, which had drawers and drawers of parish records...
by Anglers Rest on Oct 22, 2013

Genealogy Questionnaire

Chris, who blogs at As they were posed a few questions about genealogy. I took a few moments to answer those questions, despite having a woefully inefficient internet access.QUESTIONNAIRE 1. What is the most important detail you want to fi...
by Anglers Rest on Oct 9, 2013

Just Genealogy?

Created via iPhone App - Keep CalmOn Monday, James Tanner wrote a blog post titled Inclusive or Exclusive? then on Tuesday Jenny Lancelot wrote a response post, titled Inclusive or Exclusive? How about Just Accurate?. Both of these posts were ex...
by Anglers Rest on Sep 25, 2013

Tuesday's Tip - Embracing OneNote

At a risk of sounding ridiculous, I think I am in love.....well I am married, but sadly my other half is not the purpose or content of this post, OneNote is.Until I purchased my new laptop a couple of months ago I had used and preferred Office Profes...
by Anglers Rest on Sep 24, 2013

Is there a right to do Genealogy?

Thomas at Geneabloggers posed the following question for his Thursday Thread yesterday."Is there a right to do genealogy?When I eventually toddled off to bed I was still pondering the question and I was not sure that I had an absolute answer, and as...
by Anglers Rest on Sep 20, 2013

Wedding Wednesday - Frederick William Wait & Bertha Agnes Turner 1917

So, Who was Fred?.....This was a question that I strove to answer back in December 2011 when I showed this picture on Guildford & District BlogA search of the Marriages for a B Turner in Guildford 1916+ to a Fred revealed one such entry. The marr...
by Anglers Rest on Sep 18, 2013

Tuesday's Tips - Controlling those blog tags and labels

For several months I have been highly irritated with the tags that I have used on this blog. It's my own fault, I have over 1600 posts and about 30 posts scheduled and another 60 in draft.Tags or labels as blogger calls them are provided so that you...
by Anglers Rest on Sep 17, 2013

Tuesday's Tip ~ Getting to Grips with Google+

Anyone who regularly reads this blog might have noticed that during the course of the last 10 days or so, I have switched my profile across to that of Google+. Now Google+ was a mind field for me and I am not too sure that I understood it, but with t...
by Anglers Rest on Sep 10, 2013


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