Family Tree Gal

Family Tree Gal
Carolyn Calton welcomes YOU!


In every home, frame a family tree to help strengthen your posterity.

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I am committed to acknowledging connections throughout the generations--past, present, and future--and igniting a sense of extraordinary family purpose in individuals in THIS generation. Let me help you discover your "roots" as well as strengthen the "branches" of your family tree. If you have had painful experiences in your family line, then this is the blog for you! In fact, all of us will see that as we strengthen ourselves, we strenthen our entire FAMILY TREE through the power of our positive influence.

Monday, January 25, 2010

52 Weeks to Better Genealogy - Challenge 4

It was great to meet Amy Coffin (of the We Tree Blog and Thomas MacEntee and other GeneaBloggers at the Family History Expo in Mesa last weekend.

Amy has put together a great series of weekly blog prompts to help those new to genealogy and those who would like to strengthen on some genealogy/family history skills. These prompts are listed on -- a valuable shared community resource. Here is this weeks challenge.

52 Weeks To Better Genealogy - Challenge 4

Learn about your local public library’s inter-library loan (ILL) policy. Pick a genealogy-related book that you want to read that is not in your library’s collection. Ask the librarian how to request the book from another library. Find the different library systems from which you can request books through your own library, as this can dramatically increase the number of genealogy books to which you have access. If you have a genealogy blog, write about your experience with requesting items through your library’s ILL service.

This challenge runs from Saturday, 23 January 2010 through Friday, 29January 2010.

The latest posts on this challenge are listed from GeneaBlogger members on You may be interested in reading about their experiences.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I am listed on the Genea Bloggers Blog Roll because I find it to be a valuable, shared community resource. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”