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Thursday, June 2, 2011

All is calm, all is quiet

I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog lately. Behind the scenes, I’ve been steadily plodding away.

  • I have now had two cousins who found me through my online tree at and have been trying to fill in a bit of detail about their branches. I still have more conversations to have with them.
  • I’ve been sending off contact invitations to other 23andMe members. I find that I get 1-2 responses per batch of 5 invitations. We exchange a few messages but so far I have not worked out my connection with anyone. One day it will happen.
  • I’m taking 2 courses of genealogy study at the moment and have fallen a little behind in the coursework due to a few family commitments that came up.

So between data entry, writing to other researchers and writing up the weekly assignment answers I’ve been feeling all written out. Actually, I started writing any number of blog posts but never quite had the energy to finish them.

Subjects that I only got half way through writing about include:

  • How my grandmother knew all the questions on a particular topic, when we played Trivial Pursuit with her.
  • Tips for making great cousin connections on Ancestry.
  • My life in the cloud and across the galaxy – how I’ve set up my new Galaxy tab with particular reference to cloud computing services.
  • School – then and now.

Any preferences for which should I finish writing first?


  1. Susan (Nolichucky Roots)June 3, 2011 at 2:41 AM

    Grandma and Trivial Pursuit, please!

  2. They all sound great. The one I *need* most is probably 'Tips for making great cousin connections on Ancestry'. Most of my connections have been via Rootsweb's WorldConnect, LostCousins, CuriousFox, or my own Web site.

  3. I've half written this post any number of times. I'll have to make sure I finish it.