Why Blue Jeans?
They last forever.
One size does not fit all.
I love-love-love 'em!
Blue Jean Genealogy perfectly describes my approach to genealogical research and writing. With the constant advances in hard and software technology, DNA studies and (of course) our beloved internet, anyone can build a family tree. But, can they build a good family tree; can you build a good family tree? One that is reliable and well-written. One that is as sturdy as a good pair of jeans?
In the decades that I have been working on my own research and writing skills I have gone from having to write away for records and information (in an actual letter, with a stamp from the US Postal Service and everything!) to having literally tens of millions of documents at my fingertips instantly, 24/7.
We live in a time in which we can research our families comfortably, think outside the box, communicate our findings in dozens of easily understood ways, so that our work will be there for the next generation to add onto.
And, although I am a professional genealogist who has researched all across the US, I believe that anyone who sits down at their computer on a Saturday night after the kids are in bed should be able to enjoy their hobby, and still produce the kind of results that a professional genealogist can appreciate.
This project is a journey for me as well as for you. I hope to provide helpful advice, pertinent resources, and indispensable methods--if not shortcuts. And, I intend to do most all of it in my blue jeans!