The teacher is always taught by the student–
…from the questions asked
…from research for the answers
…from the interaction between them
…from bystanders nearby who offer what they know
…from followup questions, answers, and interactionExample: from Diane Hinshaw, one of the attendees at the Family History EXPO in Kansas City MO: Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan: Letters and Memoirs from Colonial and Revolutionary America, 1675-1815 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2003). Actual letters written by your Irish ancestors, and now deposited in an archive or library, are quoted. With chatty footnotes and full of source citations. What I especially wanted were the locations of letter collections that could be used for other ancestors as well. Did you know…letters from your ancestors could be printed in local newspapers for all the countryside to read and enjoy? And now you, too, can enjoy what your ancestors wrote? Attendees are very excited to learn that Family History EXPOs is coming back same time next year! And I will be coming back again too. Your favorite genealogist, Arlene Eakle http://arleneeakle.com PS I am writing this episode in the Beacon of Bloggers booth on my own laptop! It has a hair-trigger mouse and cursor.