The past few months have been a little hectic (and cold), which leaves little time for genealogy.
However 9 days ago I attended Who Do You Think You Are Live which has woken up the genealogy bug from its hibernation and thrown me back in to research.
Whilst I was there I bought Family Tree Maker 2012. Yes, that means yet another change in my research method, however I have already made a link I missed last time.
After using the Ancestry download method for a week, I have decided it's unreliable (the reason I held off with FTM 2012 for so long), so I am now in the process of updating the citations just how I like them. I hope to write some reviews of FTM 2012 in the coming weeks (once I've got my head around it!).
However the point of this post was to announce my return to genealogy and the world of blogging, but to finish I want to share an anecdote from my WDYTYA Live visit.
I arrived at Olympia just in time for opening, and it was my first time at the venue so I just assumed there was one show on taking over the whole venue. I took my place at the back of the line and had a look at the other people, only to find they were all women in their mid-twenties. I was gob smacked! But then I looked a little closer at the building and spotted my error. I was in the queue for the National Wedding Show!
I set up this blog to try and find fellow young genealogists, and whilst my visit to Olympia was interesting and gave me plenty of new ideas, it proved what I already knew; that I am at least 20 years younger than the other researchers. But that's OK. I like being different, and I know I'm not alone. Elyse Doerflinger has been a source of inspiration to me, and I hope to use that inspiration to discover more about who I am, and the people and circumstances that made me the person I am today.