Desk Ramblings (27)

Desk Ramblings

Created by Julie Goucher, July 2019

Research resources are just about everywhere. They always were, but the internet has made them so much more visible and accessible.

Of course, the downside at least in part, is the closures of some archives as they struggle with budgets and austerity. The internet has also provided a false view that “everything” is online. It is not and there is nothing quite like being in an archive/heritage centre/museum or library.

Museums, libraries, heritage centres and collections of papers are all great to search for names and places which litter our personal genealogies and our specialised studies.

Research Resources

Created by Julie Goucher, Feb 2020. using Wordclouds.com

I spent some time today, doing a little genealogical website (this one!) housekeeping. Merging some of the categories, deleting others and created a new image. I have a tendency to be very blue and green focused, so I opted with a burst of yellow, on what is frankly a dull and dismal day weather wise.

Having done that, I set about selecting a list of libraries that will potentially feature in the workshop that I am hosting at #FamilyTreeLive. Of course, the list is three times (at least) as long as I have time for at the show, so a good number of those libraries will be cut from the discussion. The work won’t go to waste though, as I expect I shall write about a good many of them here, especially if they are good name rich material.

The latest Pharos course is now underway, with the course closing to new participants on Monday, so this is the last call!  The next Introduction course will be in early June, so plenty of time, between now and then to read the contents of the Surname Research tab at the top!

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, Pharos Tutor, lover of Books & History, Surnames, European Ancestors, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies, avid note taker and journal writer.
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