5) What advice would you give to people wanting to start genealogy?"More than anything else, I’d think of genealogy as detective work where the challenge is to see how the evidence fits together. It should always feel like a challenge - if it doesn’t it’s OK to take a break from it.
The practical skill that I would recommend developing is recording one’s sources: Save copies of electronic documents and images with descriptive file names and find a system of organising records that works for you. There’s no guarantee that one will be able to remember where a document came from, or that on-line documents will still be there the next time you look for them.
Finally, I’d recommend making contact with other genealogists through social media. Twitter is great for genealogists and experienced family historians are extremely generous with their time and advice."
Link any social media or webistes you want featured
"On Twitter you’ll find me at @daviddobie2 (click on Twitter logo at beginning of interview) and I’m a regular on the #AncestryHour Twitter-chat. The early work on my One-Name Study is at www.moggach.org.
For people researching their Scottish ancestry the records on ScotlandsPeople are invaluable. ScotlandsPlaces, Canmore and the National Library of Scotland’s Maps collections are all great for researching the geography of their ancestors’ country."
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