52 Weeks to Better Genealogy – Challenge 42 – Queries

52 Weeks To Better Genealogy

52 Weeks To Better Genealogy – Challenge 42

Week 42: Based on the browsing you did last week at the RootsWeb index page, write a genealogy query that could be posted on a message board. Draw on the elements of a good discussion-list post you learned in the week #39 challenge to write a quality query of your own. You do not have to post your query on a public forum if you do not feel comfortable doing so. The challenge is to practice writing queries that provide good detail information without being too wordy. If you write a genealogy blog, consider sharing some of your tips for writing a good query, or post an example of your own.

This challenge runs from Saturday, October 16, 2010 through Friday, October 22, 2010.

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Here are the latest posts from GeneaBloggers members on this week’s challenge:


52 Weeks To Better Genealogy by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts that are a bit more challenging and are geared towards those new to the field of genealogy and family history as well as those who want to brush up on some skills which might be a bit rusty. Please include an attribution link if you participate.

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About Thomas MacEntee

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

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