Each week on Randy Seaver’s Genea-musings blog he has a post for Saturday night Genealogy fun. Because of the time difference, I have called my series Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun. This week the mission was:
1) Answer these questions in my survey about your genealogy resources and usage:
a) Which genealogy software programs for your computer do you use (e.g., Family Tree Maker, Reunion, GRAMPS, etc.)?
Legacy Family Tree – I occasionally used Family Tree Maker and Rootsmagic to use some of their features
b) Which online family trees have information submitted by you – in either a separate online tree (e.g., Ancestry Member Tree) or a universal (collaborative) online tree (e.g., WikiTree)?
Ancestry Member Tree – only updated occasionally
Rootsweb World Connect – only updated occasionally
My Heritage – only recently set up so not updated yet
FamilySearch – rarely updated
Geni.com – only recently set up so not updated yet
I don’t update these other trees often, as I have my family tree here on my website, which I update fairly regularly
c) For which subscription genealogy record providers (e.g., Ancestry) do you have a subscription?
At this stage, just ancestry
d) Which FREE genealogy record providers (e.g., FamilySearch) do you use regularly?
e) How much time do you spend each week doing actual genealogy research online? [Note: not reading, or social networking, but actual searching in a record provider]. Estimate an average number of hours per week.
Probably about 5 hours a week
f) How much time do you spend each week doing actual genealogy research in a repository (e.g., library, archive, courthouse, etc.)? Estimate an average number of hours per month over, say, a one year period.
None – here in Australia, most of the records are online, and the records that aren’t online are in Melbourne. As I live in country Victoria, I haven’t had the chance to get to Melbourne for research since I moved here four years ago.
g) How much time do you spend each week adding information to your genealogy software program (either on your computer or online)? Estimate an average number of hours per week over, say, a one month period.
Probably about 5 hours a week
h) How much time do you spend each month at a genealogical society meeting, program or event (not a seminar or conference)? Estimate an average number of hours per month over, say, a one year period.
None – I’ve never been to one yet.
i) How much time do you spend each month on genealogy education (e.g., reading books and periodicals, attending seminars, conferences, workshops, webinars, etc.)? Estimate an average number of hours per month over, say, a one year period.
Maybe an hour a week, depending on if I come across something online I’m interested in.
j) How much time do you spend each week reading, writing and commenting on genealogy blogs, websites, and social media? Estimate an average number of hours per week over, say, a one month period.
Maybe 1-2 hours a week, mainly reading blogs. I haven’t really got into social media yet.