A Blogging Achievement – 50 Marriage Mondays CompletedPosted: 30 Sep 2013
How did I do?
I have achieved the publication of 50 marriages, 24 from Dad’s side and 26 from Mom’s side, listed in calendar order below. The seed was planted when I was obsessing about the word count for my Masters degree thesis, which was supposed to be up to 16,000 words. The total 50 Marriage Mondays word count comes to 30,788 ‘words’, but includes tables, captions and anything else WordPress blogging software thinks is a word.
Other objectives were:
Close, I took a 4 week break between 25 March and 15 April, so these posts were published out of calendar order. One other post filled in a week when there was no marriage (30 July). The publishing calendar was invaluable. Now I need to make another one.
Yes, some cousins made contact, but writing made me reconnect with people and make new contacts.
Putting the marriages into historical context and sharing a useful output.
I think I achieved this, do you?
Re-visiting my database, data verification, and properly recording sources.
Mixed progress. The database still needs work. I have found a lot of new information, but most has not been entered into the database. I have been re-evaluating my research procedures and developing ideas about what genealogical software should really do. Some material not included will be refined, expanded, and possibly submitted as a paper to FHISO.
- Stamp duty and authenticity of legal documents
- Citation and Verification or ‘Where the hell did I get this from?’
- Which Church? – Church and State Jurisdictions
- Hold the Front Page and 1960s Social Care of the Elderly
- Parish Register copies – Microfilm, Fiche, Transcripts, Abstracts and Indexes
- Parish Register Inconsistencies and Finding a lost website
- English Civil Registration Tools – FreeBMD, FamilySearch England Jurisdictions 1851, and A Vision of Britain
- Making the Connection between Civil Registration and Census Records
- A Wartime Wedding
- Of this parish – Residence requirements for marriage
- Online Search and Index Adventures with Ancestry and Findmypast
- Name change and Insurance
- Baptist Marriage and Birth records
- Civil Marriage and Witness Identification
- Is it George or Jack? Engagement photograph identification
- A Boxing Day Marriage by Licence
- Marriage Banns and Putting Faces to Names
- Now you see it, now you don’t – IGI and FamilySearch
- Following the Farmers – A Research Plan
- Representing Multiple Marriages and Crossing Connections
- Copies of Copies, Citation and Source Evaluation with FamilySearch
- Women in the Property Records of Clent Manor
- Common Surname Trouble – Adams in Birmingham
- Naming Patterns as Evidence of Kinship
- Vanishing Artifacts – the Gravestone and Silver Spoon
- Skipping Down the Generations – Ancestral Surname used as a Middle Name
- Marriage on Facebook and a Customised Chart
- The Girl Next Door? Local History, Maps and Back-to-Backs
- Evidence of Illiteracy among the Bargees of Britain’s Venice
- Who’s who? Digital Photo Annotation
- Non-conformist Marriage by an Authorised Person
- The Housekeeper, the Valet and Grand Connections
- GRO Index Discrepancy or Name Variations?
- 20th Century sources – Electoral rolls, Google Maps and Land Registry
- Picking up the Tailor’s Thread through Trade Directories
- Provenance of a Personal Collection – Archival Accession, Arrangement and Description
- Linking the Jeweller’s chain through Trade Directories
- Is a Rare Surname easy to find? Searching for Barrowclift with Ancestry and FindMyPast
- Keeping it in the Family?
- Religious Affiliation and Who’s the mom?
- Pieces of Evidence – Corroborating a Family Tale
- Wills and Location – Further Evidence supporting the Inherited Family History
- Engagement Evidence – The Diamond Ring
- The Wife’s Whisper – Indirect Evidence from the Manorial Court
- Postcard Correspondence with In-laws
- Housing and Economic Status
- Cousins and a Golden Wedding Anniversary
- Death, Divorce or Desertion?
- Isa and Charlie – Double Tragedy
- The School Master and Seed Cake
© Sue Adams 2013