Bill's Genealogy Blog

Bill Buchanan is a long-time genealogy enthusiast, living at Onoway, Alberta, Canada. This blog will describe my experiences as I research my family history and help others.

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Location: Onoway, Alberta, Canada

I am a retired online school teacher. During July 2007 - January 2010, and September 2011 until the present I have provided part-time support for https://familysearch.org This is very rewarding. I have helped many with the free Personal Ancestral File 5 (PAF5) software. I continue to help others with the Family Tree and related FamilySearch products.
Since April 2010, I am an assistant director of Edmonton Riverbend Family History Centre. I have a FHC blog at Bill's Family History Center Blog For information the Latter-day Saints and family history click http://mormon.org/

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

FAMILY HISTORY SURVEY RESULTS
I just received the results from an online family history survey done by blogger Myles Proudfoot of the blog http://familyhistory21ster.blogspot.com/  The survey is quite detailed, but if you are curious, the link below will open the results in MS Word format.

I found it interesting that it is a link to his Dropbox account, and I taught that use of Dropbox in my class just last Thursday.

I also noted that it disagrees with Kory Myerink's rating for the most frequently used genealogy websites, and is much closer to what I would expect.


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FAMILY HISTORY SURVEY          April 2011
Methodology 
  The Family History Survey was fielded March 12 to April 5 2011. Respondents were self-selecting, linking to the survey from Twitter feeds, genealogy blogs posts, Facebook pages, LinkedIn and email forwards
  •  1050 respondents were recorded (I was expecting about 200). 954 respondents completed the survey. Resulting in a 91% completion rate
  •  A variety of genealogists responded to the survey from the inexperienced to highly proficient. I make no claim to be have a random representative sample. There is a respondent skew towards those more connected via social media.
  •  Survey completion length was typically 15-20 minutes
  •  Final survey wording can be found here http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10556467/Questionnaire%20Final.htm 

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