Blog name: Why?

In genealogical research, citations of your sources are gold! They support your claim, or argument, or negative evidence, as the case may be. Citations are of the utmost importance, letting others know you did the research and here is where you can find it. In pondering a name for my blog, I thought, “What is most important to me (in my family history research)?” My gut reaction: THE PEOPLE! My people, more specifically.

Also, I liked how Life/Citation sounded like ‘excitation’…in other words, let’s get fired up about learning your past!

Just like my ancestors left clues here and there about their lives, I’m thinking forward to future generations who will follow me and leaving them some citations of my own.

I don’t want to over-think the blog name too much, just let it take on a life of its own (yep, pun intended) and grow and evolve to become its own entity.

Wee disclaimer

I should say that the opinions expressed here are of my own unless otherwise stated. I may have an opinion on something that may seem completely off-base to you but that’s the great thing about having our own minds! Feel free to leave comments, just keep it polite please…you might just enlighten me as I’ve made it my goal to learn something new everyday. And now, I’m officially off-track! In summary, take heed that opinions expressed on this site are mine only. Thanks!

I did it!

I¬†finally¬†started my very own blog…something I’ve been mulling over for at least 2 years. It took me that long to come up with a name for it! Right now, it will remain relatively simple while I learn and get my feet wet.

The important thing to note, though, is my metamorphosis from my present career, medical transcription, to hopefully my new career, something in genealogy. I want to take what I once considered a very enjoyable and rewarding hobby to the next level. I am currently attending as many conferences as I’m able, webinars, society functions, reading NGSQ articles and taking part in discussing said articles, and taking the cloud courses through NGS. More about that in future posts!

For right now, I’ll leave you with some info about my avatar pic. It was taken 25 years ago as I received my high school diploma, a citation for my descendants if you will.