17 in 2017

Courtesy of Pixabay

The idea for 17 from 2017 comes from Christopher Allen who has a presence on both YouTube and Instagram. In this post I am going to share the 17 things that I have enjoyed through 2017. There is a mixture of Books, Podcasts, Video’s, Magazines, Presentations, Societies and a couple of other pieces. They mainly reflect both my genealogical and reading interests and I hope you will enjoy these; they are in no particular order.

  1. YouTube Channel – Christopher Allen I stumbled across Christopher’s channel in the early weeks of January 2017 whilst looking for something that I cannot recall, but related to Filofaxes. The channel and the attitude of Christopher is very refreshing and the underlying message is kindness. I recommend checking out Christopher’s channel.
  2. I have been following this YouTube Channel for several years now and it belongs to Jen Ross of Pretty Neat Living
  3. I discovered my third option in the summer of 2017, it is the In The Moment Magazine which is published here in the UK and is available to people everywhere! It is rare these days that I take out subscriptions, but I have done so to this magazine. The image here is the January 2018 edition which arrived with me a day or so ago.
  4. Presentation which was delivered by genealogist Tessa Keough to the Southern California Genealogical Society at their Jamboree in June 2017. This was one of the sessions that was streamed and available to watch for a week or so after the event. The title of the presentation was Famine to Plenty and was a fascinating presentation to hear. I watched it

    Copyright Tessa Keough

    live and was also able to take opportunity to listen again during the free access period. It was one of the top five presentations that I heard for 2017.

  5. Next up is a piece of software, called The Next Generation or TNG which is a way of displaying the GEDCOM files produced by our genealogical software.
  6. Facebook Groups are a great way of connecting with others who are interested in the same things as we are. I have been a member of a number of genealogical groups on Facebook for years and especially those that represent researching in Italy & Sicily. Just recently I connected with someone who is researching the same family as I, although her direct line left Sutera and went to the United States. Isn’t the internet wonderful!
  7. Families in British India Society (FIBIS) is a great organisation and I think I have been a member for about 13 years. I have several lines that spent decades in India working for the Honourable East India Company and FIBIS have a great members area and numerous indexes to view.
  8. The Guild of One-Name Studies also features on my list. I have been a member since 2002 and am a current Trustee. What is special about the Guild is the ethos of members assisting members and that is refreshing in this modern age.
  9. The Italian American Podcast has fast become a favourite and I have been listening since the beginning. Whilst I am not in the US I do have Italian ancestors that went to the US and love this podcast. Episodes are released on Sunday’s.
  10.  Linking in nicely with the next favourite is Antenati which has made available lots and lots of Italian records. Not all are online, but it does mean that those of us with Italian ancestors can begin our research. Use this site in tandem with FamilySearch and it is much easier to research.
  11. And that links further to GetLinks which is a Portugese site which makes it much easier to download the records, en-mass
  12. The next four are all books, The Writing Diet by Julia Cameron
  13. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead which I was introduced to by Christopher Allen
  14. The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  15. Seeking Sicily by John Keahey
  16. A lovely broach cast in Silver and was a present from my
  17. husband. You can see a picture of it HERE
  18. This lovely Candle from the Royal
    Horticultural Society Collections  in a lovely gentle rose fragrance.



That is it for the favourites for the last year. Depending on feedback I might do an 18 in 2018, but you will have to wait & see!

Disclaimer – Links to those mentioned are purely for information and I do not financially benefit.


About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies. Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies/surname courses as well as Researching Ancestors from Continental Europe.
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