Aftering graduating with a degree in genealogy over nine years ago I was relieved that my writing days were finally over. I did not think the essay and report writing would ever end. Little did I know.
This post is the 1,000th Legacy News post since we began this blog back in August 2005. I began writing with the hope of sharing a few ideas and tips with our Legacy Family Tree users, not foreseeing that they would be read by millions and millions. In this nearly six year span of writing, I've shared experiences with my own research, news from the technology world, and my excitement of how we've pioneered genealogy webinars. Along the way you have put up with my personal stories as I've announced the births of two of my children, shared my oldest son's astonishment when he learned genealogy wasn't that boring, and kept you up-to-date with the latest on my favorite ancestor - Asa Brown.
Kind of sounds like I'm writing my own obituary here, but as all genealogists know, when we look to the past we can create a brighter future. Looking back, here are the top 25 most-read articles of the past 1,000 posts:
- "But I thought genealogy was boring..."
- Three proven methods for getting responses from your living relatives
- Legacy Tip - Using the Advanced Set Living Feature (Intelli-murder)
- Legacy Tip: Organizing Sources
- Your Legacy Database - Should You Split It?
- The Genealogy Happy Dance
- How to Add a Citation to a Digital Image
- Genealogy Goals for 2008, and a few Legacy Surprises
- Why Isn't It Free?
- Get More Done with Two Monitors
- How good are the FamilySearch Indexing indexes?
- Dreaming about Genealogy
- Split Screen and Dual Monitors Tips
- Online backup service brings peace of mind
- How to create a family tree bookmark
- A Year in Review - Legacy Family Tree in 2008
- Genealogy discovery behind the wallpaper
- How to combine multiple family files into one
- Which name should I record?
- Cast your vote - Legacy Genealogy Cruise 2010
- Dangerous temptations in genealogical research
- Legacy Tip: How to Display Conflicting Information
- Join us for a webinar on September 15 - Mapping Software for Genealogists
- Technology Tip: restoring old photographs
- How do you remember all of your passwords?
It has been a pleasure communicating and interacting with all of you. Here's to the next 1,000 posts!