Things are slowly getting back up to speed now that people are returning to work from the summer holiday break. There is a tsunami of books being returned to the library where I work, so families are getting ready for the return to school and tidying up their homes. It's lovely to see so many people enjoying the benefits of a free library and all it has to offer.
Perhaps you have been mulling over whether or not to write up all your research. Go on! Make 2016 your year of writing the family history book. Join a writing group for support and to keep you honest about your progress. QFHS' Family History Writing Group meets this Saturday morning for the first time this year. For more information about the group and what it has to offer click here.
Were you a bit shaken by the Family Tree Maker software news? Perhaps you want to see what other family history software is like. There are lots of software support groups and the QFHS The Master Genealogist Group also meets this Saturday afternoon.
Both QFHS and GSQ have some great seminars coming up in the not too distant future. It's probably a good idea to book now to avoid disappointment later...
On Saturday 30 January - GSQ hosts Putting Your Ancestors in Context with speakers Pauleen Cass, Pauline Williams and Helen Smith. For more information click here.
Early next month, QFHS hosts a seminar titled Writing and Publishing family history: a 21st century approach with Noeline Kyle and Rick Valenta. For more information click here.
Personally, I will be very interested in the seminar presented by Jenny Joyce in early April called Get the picture: all about family history photographs. That sounds right up my alley. Click here for more information.
And in July QFHS will be hosting a seminar on Researching your Scottish Ancestors with Rosemary Kopittke, Prof. Eric Richards and Margaret McLaren. To register click here.
Not forgetting the fabulous Fridays @ QFHS series which this year includes topics such as oral history, adoption, researching indigenous ancestors, findmypast, the servant problem, electronic resources and the print library. Click here for more details.
So there is lots to look forward to this year.
Enjoy your week!