Have you heard about the Genealogy Do-Over from Geneabloggers creator Thomas MacEntee? It’s creating quite a lot of buzz in the family history world right now, and for good reason. As the name implies, the Do-Over challenges genealogists to go back and completely redo and rethink their research in an effort to improve it.
Sound crazy? It is, and that’s what makes it so brilliant. Thomas MacEntee himself is taking this challenge and he is using his years of experience to help other genealogists do the same. He’s created a very active facebook group, webinar and detailed blog posts (among other tools) to help you succeed in recreating your tree using sound and well-documented research.
Here’s a rundown on the project from the webinar page:
It isn’t often that we get a “do-over” when it comes to stuff that matters in life. When you first got started researching your family history, did you do some things that now are just plain “embarrassing” such as name collecting, not citing sources and more? Well now there’s hope since genealogists from beginner to advanced are employing new research methodologies and documentation practices. Follow genealogist Thomas MacEntee as he basically starts his genealogy research from scratch but includes sound research practices and methodologies as well as new templates, tools and the latest technology to create a better body of family history research.
Tuesday, Jan 27th is the last day to watch his free webinar recording on the subject. But even if you miss it you can still take part in the challenge by discovering more at the links above.
Image: Unidentified Union Soldier and Family, Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs, Library of Congress