Comments on: My Genealogy Gratitude List. What’s Yours? http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2011/11/23/my-genealogy-gratitude-list-whats-yours/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=my-genealogy-gratitude-list-whats-yours The official blog of Ancestry.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:18:50 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 By: Phyllhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2011/11/23/my-genealogy-gratitude-list-whats-yours/#comment-54064 Phyll Sun, 04 Dec 2011 14:03:21 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=6680#comment-54064 And about the databases that you can’t afford to access, you might very well be disappointed. 95% of my sources come from outside the site because it is much easier for me to locate via the search engines outside of here. Then I come back here and see if the database is lurking around to attach it. BUT I also copy the page into my photos on the original site if they provide a scanned copy and enter it that way first. Fixed the family tree a couple times when the ones here for hints went way off base and the databases had me circling the drain. Never rely on just one source and ALWAYS go outside that area of source. Else they give you a F on your paper. [Sorry remembering my historical research]

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By: Phyllhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2011/11/23/my-genealogy-gratitude-list-whats-yours/#comment-54063 Phyll Sun, 04 Dec 2011 13:50:47 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=6680#comment-54063 I’m afraid this years gratitude list didn’t include genealogy. In the area of Genealogy, I am grateful my Profs hammered good historical research into me with secondary and primary sources [the original document or someone who has read the original]. They taught me how to think and to dig. Once ancestor is not as bad as one fragment of an ancient Stele. I am grateful to this site for providing place to let us put up scans or photos of the original. That taught me a lot. I avoid common mistakes that I see. I look for sources. And the biggie: Once upon a time a silly little captain in the navy said to me “Be grateful for what this country has done for your family” No Captain. Every last branch of my family arrived no later than 1770s and a lot were here to welcome that century. They built this country from the ground up with their blood from the very beginning. I am grateful for them. We were great because of them.

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By: Kathleen Riley Jasminhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2011/11/23/my-genealogy-gratitude-list-whats-yours/#comment-54040 Kathleen Riley Jasmin Mon, 28 Nov 2011 19:59:19 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=6680#comment-54040 I am thankful for all my cousins that I have found through Ancestry-family I didn’t know I had. Ancestry,Family and Thanksgiving go together.Thank You

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By: Alexandra N Shinnhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2011/11/23/my-genealogy-gratitude-list-whats-yours/#comment-54032 Alexandra N Shinn Sat, 26 Nov 2011 02:08:30 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=6680#comment-54032 Crista,
We met at the Skirball seminar last weekend.
My husband and I sat at your table during lunch. We want to hire you to do some research privately, but I can’t find how to communicate with you privately and directly. Please email your contact info to me. Thank you.

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By: Betsyhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2011/11/23/my-genealogy-gratitude-list-whats-yours/#comment-54030 Betsy Fri, 25 Nov 2011 18:45:17 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=6680#comment-54030 I am grateful for people who write things down: journals, letters (yeah, those things that get sent with stamps), autobiographies. I treasure the ancestor’s writing, and I’m trying to do the same for the future.
I’m grateful for the people who go out and scour the world for more records which are then made available to us one way or another.
I’m grateful for Ancestry that saw the potential for a profitable business in the needs of genealogists: every time I find data in an obscure source from a faraway place I SAVE the price of my subscription. Over and over and over.
To the sad people who are spending so much time being resentful: please, choose to be happy. We in this country have so much but have so little gratitude.

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By: Pat Secordhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2011/11/23/my-genealogy-gratitude-list-whats-yours/#comment-54026 Pat Secord Thu, 24 Nov 2011 19:08:52 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=6680#comment-54026 #13…..why don’t you just go look up records the old fashioned way? It’s very inconvenient and time-consuming but won’t cost much. There ain’t no free lunch my friend.

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By: unhappy 99 percenterhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2011/11/23/my-genealogy-gratitude-list-whats-yours/#comment-54023 unhappy 99 percenter Thu, 24 Nov 2011 16:39:35 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=6680#comment-54023 how about you greedy turds opening up your databases one day on each holiday for us folks without ANY money

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By: Rebekahhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2011/11/23/my-genealogy-gratitude-list-whats-yours/#comment-54022 Rebekah Thu, 24 Nov 2011 16:18:11 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=6680#comment-54022 I am thankful for Ancestry’s MyCanvas division that enabled me to produce two “coffee table beautiful” books on my mother’s family and on my husband’s family. They are treasures to pass down to the generations. The process was user-friendly and the quality of the finished product is wonderful.

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By: Gaylehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2011/11/23/my-genealogy-gratitude-list-whats-yours/#comment-54021 Gayle Thu, 24 Nov 2011 15:19:51 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=6680#comment-54021 Bee # 9 Thank you!Many month’s ago I put a question on here about the pronounciation of my polish family name. You responded, so my family can now say our name the correct way.Have a good one to all.

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By: scwbcmhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2011/11/23/my-genealogy-gratitude-list-whats-yours/#comment-54020 scwbcm Thu, 24 Nov 2011 14:28:31 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=6680#comment-54020 I am glad that you made this post. I know it is easier and more fun to be critical and I agree with the issues about commercialism, for this and all of the holidays.

However, I am grateful for my generous family members who have been willing to share information with me through the years.

And I am especially amazed that from my Mayflower ancestors to the present there is now a diverse group of descendants. When I starting researching my family I knew I would be looking back. I did not realize I would be looking forward and finding that my extended family now have members whose roots come from many cultures around the world. It has been fascinating to see what we share and what makes us unique. Have a great Thanksgiving.

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