On a regular basis it is time to clean up my family tree. And I don't know about yours but mine has gotten way too big to keep the overview of all the details for every person. But what do have we software solutions for these days? I use ancestry and its software Family Tree Maker 2012 … Continue reading Cleaning up my family tree – my most favourite report
2 years ago, I decided to start my family research blog after I attended a "cousin bait" webinar. I would have never imagined that this blog would be so dominant in my life two years later. I didn't only find some distant cousins - no, I met some great co-bloggers, received so much help and … Continue reading Happy 2nd blogiversary!
The joy of social media You know what I like about Social Media in general and twitter in particular? The speed with which topics pop up and get a momentum. Sometimes you can watch how a hashtag gets trending in your twitter feed within minutes and how it builds up power within hours. This happened … Continue reading classical example how NOT to use Social Media
“If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.” Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) My thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of the 12 victims who got killed by this cowardly terror attack of the editortial office of the "Charlie Hebdo … Continue reading #jesuischarlie
#killingthemasecondtime That was a hashtag I have seen on twitter this week. And it really got me furious. Not the hashtag itself, but the story behind it. Since it is the centenary of WW1 this year there is a lot of related traffic on twitter and I started following a few of the great historians … Continue reading Killing them a second time