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


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


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


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


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 […]

31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog


Does your genealogy blog need a kickstart?  Do you want to learn more about successful blogging?  Have you gotten in a rut and need some fresh ideas to make blogging fun and interesting again? Then join me as I spend the next 31 weeks putting into practice tips and tricks from ProBlogger, Darren Rowse. This […]

On Sale at the Legacy Store

As part of my Jamboree Swag Bag, I received a discount at the online Legacy store.  This discount is not for me.  It’s for y’all. Between now and June 30, you can receive 20% off anything you purchase from the online Legacy store.  There is some great stuff in the store, (and frankly, several things […]

Jamboree Swag

Geneabloggers - SCGS Jamboree

In addition to taking lots of great classes and meeting lots of friends, I came back from the Southern California Genealogical Society’s 2011 Jamboree with lots of cool stuff. Geneabloggers Welcome Bag It started with the Geneabloggers Welcome Bag.  Many vendors contributed to these bags to for the geneablogger group.  Thanks to the following companies […]