Poll On The Right Sidebar Has Been Closed For “Have You Actively Collaborated Your Research With A Fellow Researcher On Some Common Family History Research?”; Results Indicated

Hi Everyone!

It is amazing that almost 2 1/2 months has passed on the life of the poll I had on the right sidebar of the blog since April 30, 2013.  It is time to move on!  I think a new poll question is in order!

The poll had asked the question “Have You Actively Collaborated Your Research With A Fellow Researcher On Some Common Family History Research?”

The results of the poll showed the following from the 41 total respondents that took the brief time to provide their “Yes” or “No” response to the question.  The numbers show that 27 responses noted they had collaborated their Family History research (65.85%) with other researchers while 14 responses indicated they have not collaborated their Family History research (34.15%) with other researchers.

Collaborative research is a growing aspect of genealogy with all of the social media outlets that exist to facilitate such interaction.  The above poll results show a good majority that responded to the poll have in fact collaborated with other researchers.  Going it alone does not appear to be the way for researching family history.  Plus, you probably get to interact now with newly discovered cousins that share your same liking for family history.  The more the merrier!  Working with others simply puts numbers on your side to allow for the potential of more discoveries or the resolution of problems you have not been able to solve.

I am always looking for a larger response than even that which I just saw!  So come on down ——  affix your opinion as a “Yes” or “No” when so asked to the varied polls on different topics in the world of genealogy and family history research.  Your answers count.

I plan on putting up a new poll rapidly.  Come back for that one to see the new question being asked.

A big thank you to all of those that took the time to respond to this just recently closed poll.  Take a look at the results of that poll to satisfy your own curiosity.

Don’t forget to visit my Poll Archives as part of this blog.  Look for the link at the top of the homepage of the blog where it simply says “Poll Archives”.  In here you will find the statistical results of the 10 previously active polls in addition to the poll that is generally “active”.  If you were not aware of this Archive, you may want to visit to see what all the previous polls were about.

Here is a direct link to the Poll Archives at my blog:

Poll Archives At Tony’s Genealogy Blog At The Schaumburg Township District Library (STDL)

Get ready for another poll ……………………..SOON!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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