Monday, July 26, 2010

How to use genealogy blogs

How to use Genealogy Blogs is the July session for Family History Fest, a monthly program at Diamond Valley Library for family history researchers.

A blog is a website for letting people know what you’re doing and what you’ve found, and can be an effective way to locate other family researchers. In this session you will learn about blogs – what they are, what they are for, how to find them, how to create your own, and why you would want to.

Prominent genealogy blogger Thomas MacEntee has written a fine a short artcile on blogging your family history

He has also produced an excellent primer on genealogy blogging

He suggests that there are a number of different types of blogs. These include
Individual. Example Ancestors Within

Genealogy industry Example Unlock the Past

Genealogy Vendors Example Gould Genealogy and History News

Genealogical and Historical Societies example Royal Historical Society of Victoria

Archives and Libraries Example Australian War Memorial

Technology Example Bootcamp for Geneabloggers

Ethnicity Example Scottish Genealogy Blog

Geography Example Queensland Genealogy

One Place Study Example Wing Buckinghamshire - One Place Study

Surnames Example A Worthington Web Blog

Family Reunions Example 2008 Purdy Family Reunion

Diaries Example Words of Grandma

Cemeteries Example Cemetery curiosities

Photos and Charts Example Footnotemaven

Humour Example Two Bubbles off Center

Research Example Family Bibles

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