Friday, July 03, 2009

A New Discovery: Got Genealogy?

A couple of weeks ago, I read a message from a woman on a genealogy mailing list. She had found a new online genealogy resource and was eager to share it. She then shared the name and URL of this "new" resource, and I realized it was a website that I have been visiting for nearly two years now. "New" to her was not new to me. That is the disadvantage or advantage, depending upon one's perspective, of being a genealogy blogger with access to the latest press releases. You learn about all the latest and greatest as they happen, but then you also start believing there isn't anything "new" out there!

My latest discovery was a nice surprise. I stumbled upon it quite by accident, having Googled the phrase "online city directories" to attempt to find more resources for my Online City, County, and Rural Directories website. My search led me to a .pdf document, the February 2008 issue of Got Genealogy? News, which in turn led me to a great "new" (to me!) website!

Got Genealogy?, founded by Lisa B. Lee, bills itself as a resource that uses "the tools of the future to discover your past." Each month they put out their four-page .pdf newsletter which is usually focused on one research theme, such as city directories, vital records, online libraries, state archives, etc. They also highlight a website each month on their website. Additionally, they put the fun into research by submitting a challenge to their readers, who attempt to solve the puzzle and win some fabulous prizes!

I hope that Got Genealogy? is a new resource for you and that it will soon become a familiar one as well!

6 comments:

lindalee said...

Thanks for the tip. It is new to me and I have it bookmarked. Happy 4th of July.

Taneya said...

thank you for sharing the link. i've not see Got Genealogy either. I've bookmarked it!

Kathy said...

Since discovering your blog a few weeks ago, I've enjoyed it immensely. Many of of my ancestors lived in Michigan, as I do and I appreciate learning about the various things I've read in your blog, they've been very helpful. I've checked out Got Genealogy? and it looks informative as well. Thanks!

Lorraine said...

Got Genealogy? is a great suggestion - thanks for the tip. Another "new" site that your readers might enjoy is http://www.jayspeyerer.com/ Jay offers interview questions, storytelling advice, and writing instruction that allows people to create the story of their family in the form of a memoir.

Leah Kleylein said...

Thanks so much for the great tip! I sometimes get stuck in a rut using the same resources over and over so it's always nice to hear of something recommended by someone else.

Miriam said...

I'm so glad this tip was helpful to you. Thanks to each one of you for taking the time to comment.