#31WBGB: Contact a Reader


Welcome to Week 5 of 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog! Week 5’s topic is about building a community and making an impression on readers.  Darren Rowse titles this chapter “Email a Blog Reader,” but it is really offers several different tips for making contact with readers. Key Concept Pay attention to new readers […]

#31WBGB: Analyze a Top Genealogy Blog


Welcome to Week 4 of 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog! Week 4’s topic is analyzing a top genealogy blog.  The purpose here is simply to observe and learn from others.  You probably already read a lot of genealogy blogs (we are a pretty close community), so pick one that you admire, dig in, […]

Where I’m From

Randy Seaver has new SNGF challenge posted and it’s a good one! Hey there, Genea-Nauts — It’s Saturday Night, and time for more Genealogy Fun!! Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to: 1) Write a poem about “Where I’m From” using the template found at the website http://www.swva.net/fred1st/wif.htm 2) Tell us about […]

Sharing Genealogy Electronically – A Webinar Review

Sharing Genealogy Electronically

I recently watched the recorded version of Legacy’s Sharing Genealogy Electronically webinar, presented by Geoff Rasmussen.  The Legacy Online Store describes this webinar as: Sharing Genealogy Electronically. Join Legacy Family Tree’s Geoff Rasmussen as he presents a live workshop to both 1) the West Valley Genealogical Society in Youngtown, Arizona and 2) to a live […]

#31WBGB: Promote a Blog Post


Welcome to Week 3 of 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog!  If you are just joining us, you can read the kick-off post here . Week 3’s topic is promoting a blog post.  The assignment for this week is going to be a stretch for me, so I’m really interested in hearing what you […]

16 Great-Greats and a Heritage Pie: Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

Great-Great-Grandparents Birthplaces

Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings has come up with another great challenge for this week’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Your mission tonight, should you decide to accept it, is to: 1) List your 16 great-great-grandparents with their birth, death and marriage data (dates and places). [Hint – you might use an Ancestral Name List from your […]

North Carolina Probate Records on FamilySearch


A couple of weeks ago, a tweet passed through my Twitter stream from @FSHistRecords announcing that North Carolina Probate Records had been added to FamilySearch.  Since I have many, many ancestors who lived in North Carolina, I immediately clicked on the link.  This is one of those non-indexed databases that FamilySearch is doing now, in […]