Write to Engage Family in Your Family History

The link below is to an article that looks at how to engage your family in genealogy.

For more visit:
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/scott-phillips/genealogy_b_3864821.html

Article & Infographic: The Royal Family Tree

The link below is to an article containing an infographic showing the British royal family.

For more visit:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyalfamily/10173347/The-Royal-Family-tree.html

Article: Family Reunions – Worth the Effort

The link below is to an article that considers the value of family reunions – are they worth it?

For more visit:
http://www.timesunion.com/living/article/Family-reunions-worth-the-effort-4655070.php

Article: Oldest Bed in the United Kingdom

The link below is to an article that reports on the oldest bed in the United Kingdom, which has been used by 15 generations of the same family.

For more visit:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/9912978/400-year-old-bed-slept-in-by-15-generations-identified-as-oldest-in-the-UK.html

Website: Family iBoard

I have over the years tried to find a site that could be useful for housing something of a private family social network. They have usually proved to be less than suitable. It will probably be something I have another shot at as I get back into the family history research and work on the website again.

The site I’m probably going to look into a bit with the hope that it may assist in accomplishing the private social network side of things is Family iBoard. I only recently became aware of it, so I haven’t had a lot of opportunity to investigate at this stage. However, the article linked to below in which the site was reviewed by Mashable, does fill me with a lot of hope. The only real issue will be getting family members to join, especially given the fees involved. But at roughly $8.00 a year, it’s hardly a huge fee and could prove very useful.

What do others think of the idea? I’d be keen to know. It really seems like a very good site for this sort of thing.

View the Mashable article at:
 http://mashable.com/2012/09/07/family-iboard/

Photos: Grandparents Trip to Sydney

I have been working on various family archives recently and today photo archiving has been at the heart of what I have been doing. Sadly, most of the photos belonging to my mother’s parents have very little in the way of information attached to them in any manner whatsoever. There are no dates mentioned, very little in the way of location information, etc. The best descriptions I have for some of the photos are marked on the various envelopes that photos have been stored in – ‘west,’ ‘south’ and so on.

The photos in this post are clearly of Sydney and the envelope they were stored in marks them as ‘Opera House Trip.’ These photos are easily identified, being of major landmarks in my state’s capital city – Sydney. However, the photos have no indication of dates, which is disappointing. If I would have to guess I’d suggest the 1960s or 1970s. If you think you are able to hazard a useful guess at the date these photos were taken, please leave your thoughts in the comments.

One of the photos shows people walking through an area at the Opera House. In the photo there are four people in the front half of the photo – my grandmother is the woman on the right of this grouping of people, carrying a handbag.

Sydney Opera House  

 

ABOVE: Photos of the Sydney Opera House

ABOVE: Sydney Harbour Bridge

Article: Family Clock

The link below is to an article that provides something of a tutorial for making a family clock by using your favourite family photos.

For more visit:
http://offbeathome.com/2012/09/photo-wall-clock