Friday, December 16, 2011

Elizabeth has gone .com

It is a great day in the world of genealogy when Elizabeth Shown Mills debuts a website generously sharing a sizable number of her research methodology articles, complete with "how to cite" directions. Today's that day!

Right away I could see a practical application for this site among my friends. Our genealogy study group over in Second Life will thrive with new content to discuss around the Just Genealogy fire pit. We plan to use an article each month.  

How about doing the same with your local genealogy society? Meet via a Google+ Huddle and discuss the specifics of an article, how your current research compares, and what steps you'd take to follow Elizabeth's example.

Visit  and check out the offerings.

iPad users will overlook the flash media issue on the home page in favor of the rich content of such articles as:

"Applying the Preponderance-of-the-Evidence Principle to a Southern Frontier Problem"

"In Search of ‘Mr. Ball’: An Exercise in Finding Fathers"

"Roundabout Research: Pursuing Collateral Lines"

We understand a busy person like Elizabeth doesn't have time to answer every email inquiry. This website goes a long way toward getting her work out of old published journals on dusty library shelves and into the hands of modern-day genealogists who wish to hone their historical research skills.

Thank-you, Elizabeth for sharing your experience with us.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
Your friend in genealogy.

1 comment:

  1. I just read the article by Elizabeth and Gary Mills on this website discussing the flaws in the research Alex Haley did for Roots. It was clear, to the point, straight forward, polite, thoroughly researched and a pleasure to read.
    Sara Scribner