Tuesday, 8 November 2011

The why and what of family research?

The MyHeritage blog revisits a 1994 study on why folks spend time and money family history. What are your reasons for pursuing your ancestors across time and space? What motivates you to gather information and preserve it for the future? You can read the MyHeritage blog post at Genealogy: Why family research?.

The 1994 study is being updated and extended in the Carleton University Canadian Genealogy Survey, http://www.cusurveycentre.ca/gensurvey/, which seeks to understand the current surge of interest and secure accurate information concerning the resources engaged with by family historians/genealogists. The survey has received just over 2,000 responses, mostly from within Canada, but also a good number from the US, UK and beyond.

Leighann Neilson, project co-leader, informs me the survey will remain open until the end of November at http://www.cusurveycentre.ca/gensurvey/ and here's always room to hear from more people.

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