I’ve been reading the book, The 4-Hour Chef by Timothy Ferriss, because frankly I only have about 4 hours to devote to it. Wouldn’t you know that while reading it, I found something that I thought would be interesting if it was applied to genealogy.
In the book, Ferriss has created a chart that he calls,The Chef Genealogical Charts: An Unofficial Who’s Who (And Who Taught Whom), which you can view here.
Now, I’m not getting into the who’s who of genealogy, but I did create a chart for myself, just because I was curious.
What if I created a chart of breaking down where I learned about a subject and from whom? This could help me determine areas of learning I’m strong in and where I need to go next in my future genealogical educational pursuits. Maybe this will help me determine which presentations and institutes I need to attend, what books to read, what webinars I need to sign up for next.
Now, looking at this chart I can see that I have had some powerful teachers. I learned from their presentations at conferences, institutes, have read their writings in books, articles or posts, and they have all contributed significantly to my understanding of methodology.
I would be interested in who were your mentors, teachers. Who did you learn from? Who inspired you?
My chart includes subjects like: Military Records, Census Records, Courthouse Records, Land Records, Forensic Genealogy, Family History Writing, Genealogy and Social Media, Tech Tools for Genealogist, etc.,etc.,etc..
What does your chart look like?