Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Your “Other” Hobbies or Pastimes

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’s mission was:

1) What hobbies or pastimes other than “genealogy” do you have now, or had in the past as an adult?

4) Write about it in a blog post on your own blog, in a Facebook post, or as a comment on this blog post.

Here’s mine:

Genealogy is my main hobby, but I have had a couple of others over the years.

When I was just leaving school, I collected stamps.  I was able to get some from work.  I haven’t collected stamps for years, as I get little mail these days. I only have the one stamp album, but I still have it.

When I was in high school, I also collected coins.  I usually just checked what change I had and kept aside a coin from each year.  The collection has been raided over the years when I needed the money. I still have the old 1 and 2c coins, since they’re no longer in use.

I’ve always enjoyed reading, since I was a child, and I read a little every day. My favourite authors include Agatha Christie, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Linda Howard, Mary Higgins Clark, Dick Francis, J. K. Rowling, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.  I also enjoy the children’s authors, Enid Blyton.  I’m currently reading Why Didn’t They Ask Evans by Agatha Christie – I’ve been working my way through the Agatha Christie collection.

My fiction bookcases – the Agatha Christie collection is at the back of the low bookcase

I enjoy watching DVDs.  My daughter and I have collected quite a lot over the years.  My favourites are the Harry Potter collection, the Lord of the Rings collection (including the Hobbit), and the Twilight series.  I also like some of the ones for girls – the Barbie collection, and Tinkerbell. The advantage of DVDs is that I can watch them while I’m working on my genealogy.  I have two TVs in the house, and neither of them can pick up TV reception, because both aerials are broken. I prefer watching the DVDs anyway because you can pick what you want to watch.

Part of my DVD collection

4 thoughts on “Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Your “Other” Hobbies or Pastimes

  1. I had a stamp collection growing up, too. It was a lot of fun and great for learning about geography and the evolution of territories becoming countries.


    1. I only collected the stamps from here in Australia, as I didn’t have access to overseas stamps.


    1. I’ve never researched an adoption. I think DNA may be the best way to find information, if you can’t find the records. I haven’t done a DNA test myself, so I don’t know how that works yet either.


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