I spent last week catching up on some of my genealogy magazines and journals. I read the latest National Genealogical Society Magazine (April – June 2011). There were a few very good articles in there that seemed to provide a few bits of information on a few projects I have going right now.
Proving of Disproving Family Legends by Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, CG was fantastic in outlining a story and breaking it down to analyze it.
Military Service in the ‘War to End All Wars’ by John P. Deeben discussed some additional military files I did not know about held at NARA.
Reading History by Regina Heffelfinger Fallace emphasized the importance of reading history and using it to enhance our family histories and locate additional records.
Evidence: Will You Answer When Genealogical Opportunity Knocks? by Harold Henderson. Harold talks about not being a copyist genealogist – one who copies the facts and does nothing with them. He emphasizes studying the evidence, forming questions and locating records to answer those questions. This kind of goes with our ProGen discussion this month.
I’m looking forward to the next issue and learning a few more bits of information!
Are you a NGS member? If not, why not? Kerry over at Clue Wagon has many reasons why you should join. And be sure to read the comments if you still aren’t convinced.