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 […]

#31WBGB: Promote a Blog Post

#31WGBG

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 […]

#31WBGB: Make List Posts Work for Your Genealogy Blog

#31WGBG

Welcome to Week 2 of 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog! If you are just joining us, you can read the kick-off post here. For week 2, we are focusing on list posts.  You are probably familiar with list posts; they have been a part of successful blog-writing for a long time. 4 Reasons […]

#31WBGB: My Elevator Pitch

Elevator Pitch

Our first challenge in “31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog” is writing an elevator pitch –  a short introduction to your blog that can be expressed in the space of an elevator ride.  This was much harder than I anticipated, but I think it will all be downhill from here. My Elevator Pitch At […]

#31WBGB: Write an Elevator Pitch for Your Blog

#31WGBG

Welcome to Week 1 of 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog! If you are just joining us, you can read the kick-off post here. This week’s topic and action item is to write an elevator pitch for your blog. What’s an Elevator Pitch? What’s an elevator pitch, you ask? It’s a brief overview that […]

Top 7 Things On My Genea-Bucket List

Randy Seaver has come up with a great challenge for this week’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to: Knowing that a “Bucket List” is a wish list of things to do before death: 1) What is on your Genealogy Bucket List? What research locations do you want […]

July To-Dos

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I cut back my to-do list for June and ended up exceeding my expectations almost two-fold.  For July, I’m increasing my list just a bit, but not to the level it was in the spring. Research Continue working on the Patterson/Chapman lines from last month. edited to add:  Use research log Organization Do some database […]

Genealogy To-Dos – June Wrap-Up

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I was on fire this month!  I”m calling it the “Jamboree effect.” Research Saturday I was contacted by a DNA match from 23andMe.  We think the Pattersons are our connection, so I”m going to spend some time working on my Pattersons and hopefully our shared ancestor will reveal him/herself. – I haven’t found the common […]