Aboyne Kirkyard in Scotland

Aboyne Kirkyard in Scotland
ABOYNE KIRKYARD, ABOYNE, ABERDEENSHIRE, SCOTLAND

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY - MY FIRST GENEALOGY ROAD TRIP

IN 2007 I WENT TO DETROIT, MICHIGAN - MY PLACE OF BIRTH, FOR MY FIRST GENEALOGY ROAD TRIP

HERE'S WHAT I DID






Happy hunting,

Michigan Girl

Copyright ©  2014   Diane Gould Hall

2 comments:

  1. I'm wanting to head out on a Genealogy trip soon... What tips do you have??

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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog. That's a great question. I've been on several genealogy road trips and have learned along the way. Here's a list of things I do.
      If you will be visiting cemeteries, libraries and courthouses, check their hours and days of operation first.
      Make a list of every location with address & phone number and the above information about their hours.
      Be sure to take along whatever database you use for your research. I take my laptop and iPad, which both have my Legacy database.
      Take a camera, portable scanner if you have one. You can also use your phone or tablet/iPad for photos, but I prefer the camera. I do not make photo copies at libraries or courthouses, I use my camera. Some won't allow a camera, of course, then you have to make copies.
      Take along a couple or more flash drives, extra batteries, all your chargers, a digital SD card USB connection so you can download from your camera into your laptop, if necessary.
      Make an itinerary of what days you will go to which locations. Then you aren't trying to decide that morning, you already have a plan.
      If you are going to cemeteries, take along a spray bottle with water, a small trowel and a small broom and dust pan. You may have to uncover some headstones that are grown over.
      When you find especially helpful people at any location you visit, please send them a thank you note once you return home.
      Those are just a few things that I can think of. I love the adventure and I've always had fun. I'll be using Evernote to save a lot of this information for my next trip. I wasn't using it when I last traveled for genealogy in 2012.
      And lastly - please let me know where you went and if you had a good time and were successful.
      Happy hunting and safe traveling,
      Diane

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