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Are You My Cousin?: Enjoying the World of Blogs

Are You My Cousin?

Discovering My Ancestors -- One Cousin at a Time

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I tell the stories of my ancestors’ lives. Whether they lived 20 years ago or 200 years ago, they each have a story to tell. Some ancestors tell their stories willingly. Others must have their stories carefully teased from the records. Sometimes the stories are sad. Sometimes the stories are happy. Sometimes the stories are just funny. Regardless, my ancestors’ stories shaped their lives and the lives of those that followed. Come and share in the tales!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Enjoying the World of Blogs

I enjoy reading blogs. Sometimes I get so involved reading other people’s blogs, I forget to write my own! Obviously most of the blogs I read are about genealogy, but I also enjoy blogs geared toward moms and homemaking ideas. I am rather “old fashioned” in that regard. Perhaps that’s why I relate to my female ancestors so well. I like to think we are not that different.

I like seeing what other bloggers are up to as well as their thoughts on current genealogical trends or new databases. Genealogy bloggers are a source of education for me. When someone posts about how they overcame a brick wall in their research, I often pick up hints or tips to try when attempting to scale my brick walls.

If you are looking for genealogy blogs to read, I encourage you to check out This is a great site with a frequently updated listing of over 1,000 genealogy related blogs. If you are looking for genealogy blogs of a certain type or category, you can search the listing that way as well.

So, what are some of the blogs to I read?

Have You Seen My Roots? By Cheryl Cayemberg

Elyse’s Genealogy Blog by Elyse Doerflinger

The We Tree Genealogy Blog by Amy Coffin

Greta’s Genealogy Blog by Greta Koehl

Adventures in Genealogy Education by Angela McGhie

DearMyrtle by Dear Myrtle (I was thrilled to meet Dear Myrtle at the NGS conference in Charleston earlier this month!)

The Turning of Generations by Michelle Goodrum

Life From the Roots by Barbara Poole

If you haven’t already, I encourage you to sit down with a big cup of coffee and visit. (You might even find a cousin in the mix.)



Blogger Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

Thanks for the mention, Lisa!

May 24, 2011 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger Barbara Poole said...

Lisa, Thank you for including my blog among your nice list, many of whom I also read. I'll check out the two new ones. Again, thanks.

May 24, 2011 at 5:48 PM  
Blogger Greta Koehl said...

Thank you so much for your kind words, Lisa - and not only that, but you have expressed very eloquently my feelings about reading blogs and listed some of my favorite blogs, too! It's as though the genealogy blogosphere is a sort of educational institution on its own!

May 24, 2011 at 8:34 PM  
Blogger Michelle Goodrum said...

A belated thank you for the mention Lisa. I seem to have the same challenge as you - I get so busy reading sometimes I forget to write my own posts! It's just so much fun to learn from others.

June 9, 2011 at 10:18 PM  

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