. . . 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. …Continue reading →


. . . Everything Must Change

The title of this post can be taken as an imperative or an observation. It’s true either way. Things will change at Nature’s caprice or by one’s own volition. Most often, however, change is the result of volition compelled by nature or Nature reacting to volition. That’s why GeneaBlogie is changing! Without belaboring the point, let’s face two facts: GeneaBlogie …Continue reading →


As the Man Said . . .


How to Sell Your Grandmother Guilt-Free

In the last post, we told how our friend Sheri Fenley had been approached by a publisher who asked permission to use a photograph of her grandmother which had appeared on Sheri’s blog.  The publisher apparently had no intent to compensate Sheri although the publisher stood to make a fine sum of money from the publication on the cover of …Continue reading →


GeneaBlogie 2011

What’s coming up on this blog? It goes without saying that here at GeneaBlogie, we regard the passing of 2010 with the attitude, “good riddance!” It was certainly not one of our better years.  But as the great Satchel Paige said, “Don’t look back, [it] may be gaining on you.”  So we look forward the to what’s coming up in …Continue reading →


A Christmas Miracle!?

A Star Appears Again Once upon a time, not that long ago, but in a place far far away, there twinkled a star called “Cow Hampshire.”  Guided by a benevolent monarch named Janice, Cow Hampshire was a place of wit, wisdom, mirth, and joy. One day, however, the Cow star seemed to have burned out and fallen from the sky. …Continue reading →


A Very Quiet Blogaversary

This week marks six years since Geneablogie went online.  It was an inauspicious start; I had no idea what I was doing or what I really wanted to do.  I just let it flow.  Then after a few years it became very good (or least fairly good).  That was a great feeling! There were actually readers and subscribers and commenters.  …Continue reading →


Whirlwind . . . Week

This post was originally commenced last Tuesday evening and was entitled Whilrwind Wednesday, and intended for publication on Wednesday, June 16.  But it turned out to be a much more hectic week than I ever could have imagined and I couldn’t get back to this until just now! And by now, everybody with a computer has written about the SoCal …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 →


A Visitor Arrives, Bringing a Little Sunshine to Northern California

The first word came several days ago via email, sort of like the way I used to receive alerts in the Air Force about the imminent arrival of a Distinguished Visitor (a general officer, a high-ranking civilian appointee, a Member of C0ngress). The subject line needed no decoding: Becky’s coming for a visit! “Becky,” of course, is Indiana family historian …Continue reading →

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