Year Nine: Life Support

THIS LITTLE BLOG OF MINE . . . This week marks the ninth anniversary of GeneaBlogie. The blog and its author have been through a lot over the last nine years, as has the  blogosphere itself. Nine years is a lifetime in social media or technology. There are platforms that did not even exist nine years ago when this blog …Continue reading →

OFF Top 100 Blog Recognition!

Well, we find ourselves among some august company indeed!  The folks over at the blog have selected their top 100 genealogy blogs, and we are on the list! And all the same day I got some good Smart Matches too! Check out the list at the link above. By the way, Daniel Horowitz of is coming to this …Continue reading →


Ancestor Approved

George Geder, Pat Salt, Elizabeth Saunders, and Deborah Andrew have each honored me with the “Ancestor Approved.”   My backlog has kept me from ackinowledging them sooner. The terms are that the recipient must list ten things I have learned about any of my ancestors that has surprised, humbled, or enlightened me and pass the award along to ten other bloggers …Continue reading →


Getting Back in the Race

Each time I find myself flat on my face, I pick  myself up and get back in the race. (That’s Life,  lyrics copyright by Dean Kay and Kelly Gordon) I continue to gradually emerge into the world as my recuperation from back surgery progresses.  It’s been difficult not to have had the time to write.  I will have, however, an …Continue reading →


Family Tree Magazine Names Top 40 Genealogy Blogs

It was an honor just to have been nominated! Really. Family Tree Magazine has announced its list of Top 40 genealogy blogs.  And a well-deserving lot they are!  Most have been in my reader for a long time.  But one thing striking about the list is that there are a number o f relatively new bloggers on it.  This is …Continue reading →


Thank You to . . .

. . . Randy Seaver of Gena-Musings and Katie O’Hara of You Are Where You Came From, both of whom presented me with the Kreativ Blogger award in the past week! The rules are that a recipient must reveal seven thing about oneself and then pass the ward on to seven other deserving bloggers.   So seven things about me that …Continue reading →


Breaking News: Feds Require Bloggers to Disclose Product Endorsement Connections

Genea-bloggers who say anything positive about genealogical products from now on may required to disclose any “material connection” between themselves and the distributor of the product. The Federal Trade Commission today adopted what it refers to as  new “Guides” on endorsements and testimonials in advertising.   The Commission’s 81-page document represents the first time in nearly 30 years that the Guides …Continue reading →


And The Nominees Are . . .

Voting Opens in Family Tree Magazine’s 40 Best Genealogy Blogs–We’re on the Ballot! Family Tree Magazine’s “40 Best Genealogy Blogs”  feature opened its polls today at the Genealogy Insider blog. About 130 blogs are nominated in 10 categories: All-around Personal/Family Local/Regional Cemetery Photos/Heirlooms Heritage News/Resources \How-to Genealogy Companies Genetic Genealogy GeneaBlogie was nominated in the All-Around category. Many Thanks to …Continue reading →


GeneaBlogie Short Road Trip

Thanks to all for the kind words on our Blgoiversary!  The feeling is mutual, I assure you. You know, every day some body starts a genealogy blog that will be interesting and appealing.  And then there are thsoe would like to, but don’t know how or whether they should.  A great resource is the GeneaBloggers site, created by Thomas MacEntee, …Continue reading →


Five Years and Still Going . . . .

I  started this blog five years ago yesterday.  How nice of everyone to take the day off in honor! I really had no idea what I was getting into at the time.  I conceived of it as a place to update research, tell  some family stories, report relevant genealogical news,and set out some opinions and philosophies.  And I hope I’ve …Continue reading →

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