. . . The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same

. . . So you’ll still find the things you’ve always liked about this blog, with some enhanced features.  These features include:

  • The GeneaBlogie Library–where you’ll find links to e-books and important  documents.  These will be downloadable. And yes, credit for the first library of this sort based in a blog goes to Taneya, who recently unveiled her Genealogical Bookshelf. But I’d been thinking for awhile about how share my collection of e-books.  I doubt that you’ll find any overlap between our libraries.  The GeneaBlogie Library will also contain:
  1. Craig’s Filing Cabinet, a collection of research notes and source documents, including maps, charts, reports, and graphs.
  2. The GeneaBlogie Wiki: This you’ll have to see for yourself. Coming in June 2011.
  3. The Orkney County Law Library, which will contain legal information of interest to genealogists. Coming in July 2011.
  4. The Family History Story Corner, a repository of the family stories you like so much on GeneaBlogie.
  • The GeneaBlogie Multimedia Vault: The inspiration for this came from a guy who identified himself only as “Vonny.”  He wrote me a while ago after having read one of my posts on African American Military History. Vonny suggested that I make a video of the post.  And so was born the Multimedia Vault which will contain original GeneaBlogie video and audio productions as well as public domain videos and photographs.
  • New topical pages containing essays, written family history, perhaps even a draft of some books in progress.  The first of these pages will The Gines Diaspora, which currently exists in placeholder form. The final version will be based on the presentation I’m preparing for the Gines family reunion in Dallas in July 2011.
  • Surname and Places pages, which I think you’ll find interesting and useful.

These are some of the things to be rolled out between now and September, which  will be GeneaBlogie’s seventh anniversary.

LCRs know our motto here is Learn, Share, Enjoy, Appreciate! With this remodel, we hope to live up to that.


10 Responses to “. . . The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same”

  • Michael Hait says:

    I already loved your blog, but with the changes that you are instituting, I have a feeling I will love it even more!

    I am really looking forward to more of the legal articles. You have a valuable perspective to share. The videos also sound fun and interesting!

    I have also repurposed my old, sadly neglected blog, “Tricks of the Tree,” into a new blog called “Planting the Seeds: Genealogy as a Profession.” I’d like to invite you all to take a look! http://michaelhait.wordpress.com

  • Mavis says:

    Sounds interesting and fun.

  • Taneya says:

    these are excellent ideas! the bookshelf site i created is for other books, but i have had something in the back of my mind for my own documents kinda like your Vault idea. hmm… so many ideas and possibilities to try – so little time!

  • Craig says:

    Thanks for all the encouragement!

  • Can’t wait to see it all come together, Craig!

  • All of this is so inventive and exciting. We all need that shot of adrenalin to keep our blogs pumping.

    Seven years, how time flies when your making friends.

    You are such an interesting man Craig Manson.


  • As long as we are willing to learn, to adapt, to evolve, we go on growing. Best wishes in your new adventure. I think it sounds very exciting; I look forward to following the trail.


  • Greta Koehl says:

    Lots of good ideas here! I also was intrigued by Taneya’s post. Am working on a genealogy website and would like to steal … er… use some of your and her ideas. Particularly like the filing cabinet idea.

  • Wow – sounds like some really cool things will be happening around here! Can’t wait to see them all in action.

  • The changes sure sound interesting! And it sounds like you’ve got a lot of work ahead of you. Am looking forward to seeing what you’re creating. Good luck with it all.

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