Saturday, September 30, 2006

I'm Moving!

Yeah, Megan's Roots World is moving. I'm still going to ramble on about all the same genealogical stuff I've always babbled on about, but in a different location.

Please come visit me because it would be really boring to write for myself. I get a kick out of all your comments and feedback. And for those who have subscribed here, I invite (beg?) you to subscribe at my new location.

By the way, if you haven't already, check out Roots Television when you come to visit! See you there!

Thursday, September 28, 2006

A Tree Grows in Ireland

At least it will if you arrange to have it planted. Somehow I managed to miss Rooted in Ireland at the recent FGS conference, but Leland Meitzler didn't: “Rooted in Ireland” Sets Out to Plant Trees.

Interesting concept -- similar to the Wall of Honor at Ellis Island, all those memory-brick projects you see in town centers, and so forth. Just a living version -- and one that will obviously be of particular interest to those of Irish heritage.

Annie Makes the Rounds

Well, now that Annie's been found, she's already contributing to the genealogical world. Randy Seaver posted about how he used Annie's case study to develop the research muscles of a group in California. Check out the details here: CVGS Research Group does Annie Moore

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

A Must-Read

Boy, I get tired of folks who just don't get it clinging to outdated notions that genealogists do what we do for bragging rights. That's just so 1924.

It's even more frustrating when people like this get to spread their antiquated ideas in a significant forum. This piece, in fact, teeters on the brink of accusing us of racism -- especially ironic, given that genealogy is all about connection.

Fortunately, The Genealogue -- as only he can -- has written a rebuttal for us! You'll want to read what he has to say.