Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Census gone wild

I have been remiss in blogging. I'm going nuts with updating my database. Finding children, sourcing. I have to finally admit that I'm enjoying the ease of the collaboration between Rootsweb and Ancestry. It annoys me. I don't want to PAY for genealogical information. But it's SO easy..... that Rootsweb is the home for my database, it's just There. I don't know what else to say.

I'm finding sources the like I've never had before, aside from my years of Living in NC and actually going to the Lenoir Co. courthouse. Ancestry IS a bonafide resource (bummer!!!).

I still consider it a racket, to have to PAY. I am increasingly frustrated that the GenWeb is losing momentum. Why is that? Why are there not more volunteers keeping the county websites going? Back in the day, 10yrs ago, you could find a lookup for country records. Today, you're lucky to find someone even maintaining the website, much less look-ups or reliable links.

So, that's why I'm hiding from blogging. Update, clean, solidify. That's where I am these days.

I'm hoping to teach another class soon and really get back into this. I also want to join the local Gen society and start researching (albeit for their GenWeb) and transcribing for them. Because I still believe in the GenWeb. Ancestry is awesome... but the more we can promote the FREE, the volunteer... the more we are working together as a collaborative group.