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The Daily Genealogist: Your Current Affiliation with NEHGS

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Lynn Betlock
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The Weekly Genealogist Survey
Last week's survey asked how many formal genealogical interviews you have conducted with relatives. 3,448 people answered the survey. More than one answer could be selected. The results are:

13%, None, and I don't plan on conducting interviews in the future.    
7%, None, but I plan on conducting interviews in the future.    
8%, One    
35%, Two to four    
19%, Five to nine    
7%, Ten to fourteen    
2%, Fifteen to nineteen    
6%, Twenty or more    
4%, I don't know.    
8%, A relative has conducted a genealogical interview with me.    

This week's survey asks about your current affiliation with NEHGS. Take the survey now!

The Daily Genealogist: Genealogical Interviews with Relatives

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Betlock Lynn

Lynn Betlock
Editor

The Weekly Genealogist Survey
Last week's survey asked about publishing your family history. 3,849 people answered the survey. More than one answer could be selected. The results are:
•    48.4%, I have put together an informal notebook or informally bound printout for myself, my family, or others.   
•    16.0%, I have written one or more articles about my family history for a genealogical society or family association newsletter.   
•    4.3%, I have written one or more articles about my family history for a genealogical magazine (American Ancestors, Family Tree, Family Chronicle, etc.)   
•    3.0%, I have written one or more articles about family history for a peer-reviewed journal (Register, TAG, NGSQ, etc.)   
•    5.3%, I have published a book of family photos (or other images) through an online service such as Shutterfly.com.   
•    1.7%, I have written a full-length book, which I have produced myself by working directly with an online publisher/printer such as CreateSpace or Lightning Source.   
•    4.9%, I have written a full-length book, which I have produced myself by working directly with a commercial book printer.   
•    1.1%, I have written a full-length book, which one or more vendors or freelancers (designer, editor, indexer) has helped me self-publish.   
•    1.0%, I have written a book and published it with a traditional publisher (NEHGS, GPC, etc.).   
•    10.5%, I have written about my family history for an enewsletter, blog, or website.   
•    1.4%, I have written a family history and published it as an e-book.   
•    39.4%, I have not yet written my family history but would like to do so.   
•    12.2%, I do not intend to write my family history.   
This week's survey asks about conducting genealogical interviews with relatives. Take the survey now!

The Daily Genealogist: Your Most-Wed Ancestor

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Betlock Lynn

Lynn Betlock
Editor

The Weekly Genealogist Survey
Last week's survey asked about the longest marriage in your ancestry. 3,269 people answered the survey. The results are:
•    1%, Less than 20 years    
•    1%, Between 20 and 30 years    
•    2%, Between 30 and 40 years    
•    7%, Between 40 and 50 years    
•    15%, Between 50 and 55 years    
•    19%, Between 55 and 60 years    
•    22%, Between 60 and 65 years    
•    14%, Between 65 and 70 years    
•    6%, Between 70 and 75 years    
•    2%, More than 75 years    
•    11%, I don't know    

This week's survey asks about your most-wed ancestor. Take the survey now!


The Daily Genealogist: Ethnicities/Nationalities Among Your Immigrant Ancestors

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Betlock Lynn

Lynn Betlock
Editor

The Weekly Genealogist Survey
Last week's survey asked what activities or experiences have particularly inspired your genealogical pursuits. 4,193 people answered the survey. More than one answer could be selected. The results are:
•    76%, Listening to family stories told by (or about) relatives    
•    57%, Reading letters, historical accounts, or autobiographies written by (or about) family members    
•    42%, Reading an account in a newspaper or local history that provided details of an ancestor's life    
•    59%, Examining family papers or research notes compiled by an earlier relative    
•    76%, Looking at family photographs    
•    56%, Finding/communicating with/meeting a distant cousin or relative    
•    40%, Discovering a genealogical relationship with a historical figure or with someone who participated in a major historical event    
•    28%, Attending a family history program, talk, or conference    
•    35%, Watching a television program like Who Do You Think You Are? or Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr.    
•    21%, Discussing family history with a genealogist, teacher, or librarian    
•    9%, Taking part in a consultation with a professional genealogist    
•    60%, Visiting a site (a house, a town, etc.) connected with an ancestor    
•    35%, Reading an article in a genealogical journal or magazine    
•    12%, Living through the Bicentennial or another commemorative event    
•    20%, Feeling a personal lack of family history or having a sense of rootlessness    
•    5%, Walking past NEHGS or another historical institution, research facility, or library    
•    15%, The birth of a child, grandchild, or other relative    
•    35%, The death of a parent, grandparent, or other relative    
•    21%,  I was inspired by an activity or experience not mentioned above.  
 
This week's survey asks how many different ethnicities/nationalities there are among your immigrant ancestors. Take the survey now!


The Daily Genealogist: Planning Your Online Estate

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Betlock Lynn

Lynn Betlock
Editor

Last week's survey asked about using tax records. 3,813 people answered the survey. The results are:

53%, Yes, I have used tax records in my genealogical research.
12%, I do not recall if I have used tax records in my genealogical research.
35%, No, I haven't used tax records in my genealogical research.

This week's survey asks about planning your online estate. Take the survey now!

The Daily Genealogist: Tax Records

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Betlock Lynn

Lynn Betlock
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Last week's survey asked how many genealogy blogs you follow. More than one answer could be selected. 3,788 people answered the survey. The results are:
 
57%, 0
23%, 1-2
14%, 3-5
3%, 6-10
3%, More than 10
4%, I write a genealogy blog.
2%, I'm planning to start a genealogy blog.
1%, I used to write a genealogy blog.
 
This week's survey asks about using tax records. Take the survey now!

The Daily Genealogist: Following Genealogy Blogs

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Betlock Lynn

Lynn Betlock
Editor

The Weekly Genealogist Survey
Last week's survey asked about your genealogical resolutions. More than one answer could be selected. 3,924 people answered the survey. The results are:

66%, I will organize research papers and files that I have accumulated.    
48%, I will write up some of my family history.    
40%, I will share genealogy stories with my family.    
11%, I will join a new society.    
25%, I will attend a conference or other genealogical education program.    
22%, I will take a research trip to a distant repository I have been meaning to visit.    
32%, I will take a research trip to a location where my ancestors lived.    
14%, I will take a DNA test for genealogical purposes.    
22%, I have other genealogical resolutions not listed above.    
13%, I am not making any genealogical resolutions this year.    

This week's survey asks about your interest in genealogy blogs. Take the survey now!



The Daily Genealogist: Holiday Newsletters

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Betlock Lynn

Lynn Betlock
Editor

Last week's survey asked if you have Maine ancestors. 3,979 people answered the survey. The results are:

49%, Yes
41%, No
10%, I'm not sure

This week's survey asks about holiday newsletters. Take the survey now!


The Daily Genealogist: Thanksgiving Dinner Traditions

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Betlock Lynn

Lynn Betlock
Editor

Last week's survey asked if you have any ancestors who were Mayflower passengers. 5,010 people answered the survey. The results are:

50%, Yes, I have one or more ancestors who arrived on the Mayflower.   
7%, According to family lore, I have one or more Mayflower ancestors but I have yet to prove it.   
17%, I don't know whether any of my ancestors arrived on the Mayflower.   
26%, No, I do not have any ancestors who arrived on the Mayflower.   

This week's survey asks about your Thanksgiving dinner traditions. Take the survey now!


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