This is 9th in a series of articles on genealogy news blogging (by locality). Click here to read the 8th part, What do they want to know? Whether you are a professional genealogist building a business with your blog, or someone who sees a need and wants to create something of
Genealogists care. They love being a part of something bigger than themselves. And…they especially love online (and searchable) records! These are just a few of the things that were proven by the worldwide indexing event earlier this week. Have you already seen the numbers? 66,511 genealogists came together and submitted 5.7 million
As of 6 hours ago, almost 18,000 indexers had submitted a batch! The system was very slow last night as thousands of people tried to get in to download and submit their batches. We should find out in a couple hours how things went overnight with Europe waking up and jumping in too.
This is 8th in a series of articles on genealogy news blogging (by locality). Click here to read the 7th part, Tips for Following Genealogy Websites. As a blogger, your best way of getting noticed is to repeatedly blog about what your potential readers want to know about. So, what
Every once in a while, an event comes a long that just about every genealogist can participate in. The FamilySearch Worldwide Indexing Event on July 20/21 is one of these events. On this day, they hope to have at least 50,000 people come and help index between 6pm on the 20th and 6pm on
This is 7th in a series of articles on genealogy news blogging. Click here to read the 6th part in the series, Identify Organizations to Follow. Websites that publish collections online have many different ways to update their users – updates pages, blogs, simple news pages, and more. Additionally, each
This is 6th in a series of articles on genealogy news blogging. Click here to read the 5th part in the series, Getting Organized. And finally, we get to the fun stuff, research! Next in the process of setting yourself up as a genealogy news blogger is to make a
This is 5th in a series of articles on genealogy news blogging. Click here to read the 4th part in the series, The Secret to Getting Things Done. As a genealogy news blogger (by locality), you are trying to learn everything you can about not just how to do research in an
Every month there are many announcements of new counties digitizing their records, or invitations for you to bring your own photos and records in and get them digitized locally. Each of these projects are started by just one person, or a small group of people, who want to make a difference.
This article is 4th in a series about genealogy news blogging. Click here to read the third part in this series, Blog to Your Strengths. One of the questions I’ve been asking myself (and others) over the last year is, why are there so few people who are sharing genealogy news for