Between today and Saturday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers:
Tuesday: The Kings County Record (Sussex)
Wednesday: Journal-Pioneer (Summerside)
Thursday: The Western Star (Corner Brook)
Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst)
Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton)
Title: Are Genealogy Mailing Lists a Thing of the Past?
Snippet: Is genealogy losing ground to other hobbies? Or are people finding other ways to connect and share information other than on Internet mailing lists?
I ask this because the number of posts I receive daily from the seven mailing lists I subscribe to have diminished over the past year. Sometimes a hot topic will spark a wave of messages, but on average, I receive about five posts a day. That’s not even one per list. What’s going on? Just a few years ago, I’d receive twenty, sometimes up to fifty, posts a day.
Have genealogy mailing lists lost their spark? Are Internet newsletters and blogs taking over, or have people decided to return to the old-fashioned way and attend society meetings and visit archives?
. . . To read more, visit a newspaper website or pick up a copy if you’re a local resident.