Saturday Night Genealogy Fun…Survey of Genealogy Activities!

I was unable to answer on Saturday night since I had just arrived back home from Midwestern Roots 2014 but I still want to play! See:

http://www.geneamusings.com/2014/08/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-your.html

Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):

1) Answer these questions in my survey about genealogy resources and usage:

a)  Which genealogy software programs for your computer do you use (e.g., Family Tree Maker, Reunion, GRAMPS, etc.)?

Roots Magic 6.

b)  Which online family trees have information submitted by you – in either a separate online tree (e.g., Ancestry Member Tree) or a universal (collaborative) online tree (e.g., WikiTree)?

FamilySearch Family Tree

c)  For which subscription genealogy record providers (e.g., Ancestry) do you have a subscription?

None! Shocker, I know.

d)  Which FREE genealogy record providers (e.g., FamilySearch) do you use regularly?

FamilySearch, Heritage Quest (through my library…thank you NCHCPL.org!), FindAGrave, Google

e)  How much time do you spend each week doing actual genealogy research online?  [Note:  not reading, or social networking, but actual searching in a record provider].  Estimate an average number of hours per week.

15-20 hours

f)  How much time do you spend each week doing actual genealogy research in a repository (e.g., library, archive, courthouse, etc.)?  Estimate an average number of hours per month over, say, a one year period.

1 hour

g)  How much time do you spend each week adding information to your genealogy software program (either on your computer or online)?  Estimate an average number of hours per week over, say, a one month period.

2 hours

h)  How much time do you spend each month at a genealogical society meeting, program or event (not a seminar or conference)?  Estimate an average number of hours per month over, say, a one year period.

1 hour

i)  How much time do you spend each month on genealogy education (e.g., reading books and periodicals, attending seminars, conferences, workshops, webinars, etc.)?   Estimate an average number of hours per month over, say, a one year period.

3-4 hours

j)  How much time do you spend each week reading, writing and commenting on genealogy blogs, websites, and social media?   Estimate an average number of hours per week over, say, a one month period.

2-3 hours

ETA: Since I consider genealogy a “part-time job” right now, adding up my hours above comes to approximately 30 hours/week…seems about right. Sometimes more, sometimes less, depending on my full-time job and family stuff.

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