Thursday, August 21, 2014

Grand slam genealogy blogging

James Tanner hits the ball out of the park with his blog post on how commercial enterprises sanitize genealogy for mass consumption. ("In a society that values wealth and beauty above any other values, genealogists are definitely counter-cultural.") In fairness I would have to add that large noncommercial genealogy enterprises have been known to do the same thing.

Diane Boumenot does the same thing in a different way. She took her home-state genealogy quarterly on the airplane, read it more thoroughly than ever, and found plenty of reasons to keep doing so.We can all do this even though few of us have a state publication the equal of Rhode Island Roots.

Apropos of nothing, this 1936 model of a Tyrannosaurus Rex -- courtesy of the American Historical Association -- strikes me as scarier than more detailed reproductions. [22 August: This link should now work properly.]

Harold Henderson, "Grand slam genealogy blogging," Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog, posted 21 August 2014 ( : viewed [date]). [Please feel free to link to the specific post if you prefer.]


James Tanner said...

Thanks for mention Harold, Keep up the good work.

Diane B said...

Thank you Harold! The link doesn't seem to be working for me, I think
would be a better link. Always enjoy your posts. Thank you!

Harold Henderson said...

Link should be fixed now. Thanks!

Geolover said...

Diane's re-read of Rhode Island Roots is a great reminder that it is never too late to review old findings.

I just reviewed an item found years ago that answered a question I did not even have when the record was originally found.

Another bit of grist for the mill.