My friend and cohort, John Jameson, is reformatting the Jameson Perspective, a newsletter I published for nine years from March of 1985 to December of 1993. John is publishing it in the Flip-book format so that reading it and searching through it is like a book, but with a better search method. The reader will retain all the original content from data to images and will be up on the website http://www.jamesonnetwork.com in a few days of this blog’s release.
Fundamentally, John’s, The Jam?son Family Network, is and will be a published site or work place where we can all go for help, support and data. His ideas, developed some years ago, were primarily dedicated to research on his family lineage, Hugh and Thomas Jameson of Dunbarton, New Hampshire; all else stemmed from that one single purpose. But a funny thing happened on the way to the Forum; he realized others were in the same boat as he regarding the issues of research in Northern Ireland. So, he decided it was high time to bring others, who are researching their families’ history in Ireland, together and developed a site called “Some Ulster Jam?sons” in which he and others of like ilk could put up their Jameson lineages and also hash out their information in an on-line forum.
He has brought together a number of people from around the world, developed a blog on Facebook so we can all interact in real time discussions on the topic of Jamesons and genealogy, while supporting others as they claw their way through the data jungle of old world records. No mean feat since he originally began all of this by using TNG(The Next Generation) of genealogy software which requires a bit of programming to design his sites.
He has done an excellent job in fostering and bringing together people and history. In tune with that development he has moved on to create his newest site, The Jam?son Family Network, in which he hopes it will become self-sustaining. The grand purpose, of course, is to stimulate us and our research where interaction and support are key as we increase our understanding of the complexities of research and knowledge of our family backgrounds.
But that’s not all! He’d like to see all of us take our experiences and develop a database of information. We could write an article about our thorniest issues whether it be on research, software, a specific historical report of an ancestor in your family, or a topic of concern, like in my blog reports. We could send in a source or sources with links or data that deals in Jameson material which we’ve collected over the years. The name of this game is ENGAGE. By interacting we are developing a formidable repertoire of sources, abilities and knowledge, all to expand our own horizons.
If this is something you feel is inspiring, then contact either me, here at my blog or John at…..firstname.lastname@example.org