Open Thread Thursday: Occupy Genealogy

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This week’s topic for Open Thread Thursday is:

Should there be an Occupy Genealogy movement in the genealogy community? Has such a movement been ongoing yet we’ve just not realized it?

How does change come about in genealogy in terms of practices, methodology, resources, tools, education – all the facets that are genealogy and family history?

What changes would you like to see? Pick up your magic genealogy wand and tell us how you’d wave it and what you would change – and why.

Post your responses in the comments or at a post on your own genealogy blog and place the link here in the comments.


Read the Occupy Genealogy post just published here at GeneaBloggers and you’ll see  my own thoughts on change in the genealogy community.

While as a genealogist I am often rooted in the past, I fully understand that in order to find my ancestors, I need to stay on top of changes and new resources, new tools in the genealogy industry. It is like having a foot in two portals and while challenging at times, the rewards are many.


This is a great topic for this week’s Open Thread Thursday! And please, if you have a topic you’d like to see discussed among your genealogy blogging colleagues, please contact us and we’ll take it under consideration.

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