Other Australian genealogy blogs (including Geniaus, The Tree of Me and From Helen V. Smith's Keyboard) have already mentioned that 2012 is the National Year of Reading in here in Australia.
Over at Geniaus on 1 January, Jill Ball suggested some ideas for things that genealogists could do to recognise the National Year of Reading (see her blog post for the full list). Some of the ideas I liked and hope to participate in are:
- Review your favourite genealogy books on your blog (I will try to do this on my blog this year)
- Maintain a genealogy reading log - either online at Librarything or in a journal (I have my genealogy book collection online at Librarything where I am ausgenjourneys. I can see there are many books in my genealogy/history collection that I have not yet read. I must make that another goal for this year! I have recently been reading a few novels instead.)
- Create a geneameme about reading and genealogy (this is a great idea, I would participate!)
- Write that genealogy book that's been evolving inside you (The book about my Fullerton ancestors - I'll get there)
- Compile and publish online or elsewhere a list of your genealogy top ten books (perhaps another task for a later blog post!)
Happy reading and researching everyone!
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