Thanksgiving is a time to name what we are thankful for. Thanksgiving 2013 is just past, but it’s never too late to express gratitude. Here are nine things about genealogy today that I am thankful for:
- The quantity of original source material that’s available on the Internet.
- The rate of increase in the quantity of source material available on the Internet
- The people and organizations who are providing the money and volunteer time to make those materials available.
- The people and organizations who are setting standards for quality in genealogy and family history.
- The people and organizations who are explaining and teaching the standards for quality genealogy and family history.
- The people and organizations who are making educational opportunities more accessible than ever for genealogists.
- The people and organizations who are preserving genealogical records.
- The people and organizations who working to keep records of interest to genealogists open and accessible to the public.
- The societies and individuals who make physical and virtual places for genealogists to come together, exchange ideas and practices, and share their successes and frustrations.
Happy blogiversary! I discovered your blog on Geneabloggers. Very enjoyable post…the nine things about genealogy you’re thankful for. I’ll look forward to reading more posts.