For instance, I recently learned that one of my genealogical idols - Dr. William M. Litchman - is an accomplished square dancer and a professional square dance caller. He even does seminars and lectures on the subject.
If you have ever participated in the NGSQ Study Group online, then you will, of course, recognize Dr. Litchman's name. This study is based on the model set forth by Dr. William M. Litchman where each participant reads the selected article from the NGSQ several times making notes about the research techniques, evidence, and logic used in solving the genealogy problem. Members meet online for 60 to 90 minutes to discuss the methodology used in the article and take turns moderating the discussions.
I have never had the honor of meeting Dr. Litchman in person or through social media, however, knowing that there's such a fun side to the analytical side of Dr. Litchman makes me admire him even more.
Genealogical research is a passion for me but I do have other interests.
I adore ballroom dancing.
There is always a jigsaw puzzle in progress on my dining room table.
I love reading fiction about vampires and witches and anything Stephen King, but will NOT watch a scary movie. And speaking of movies and TV shows, I'm a great fan of SciFi, fantasy, and musicals. I am hoping to go see "The Greatest Showman" in the theater soon.
So what about you? Other than genealogy, what interests do you have? In the coming new year, make it a point to get to know each other better.