The New Decade Arrives

So it seems it was just October and here it is January 2010!   Last year I didn’t really set particular goals for genealogy in 2009, yet I came up with a major breakthrough–finding the parents of  my great-grandfather, Richard William Gines (a meeting some cousins on that journey).  So what will happeb in 2010?  I’ve got no idea, but bring …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 →


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 →


FamilyLink Mis-Cues Mar GW Debut; “H*ll” Breaks Loose at Site

I had written some fairly positive things about FamilyLink’s new social network, GenealogyWise, whose official debut is supposed to be today.  The company had a “soft” opening a week ago and within two days had garnered thousands of members with hundreds of specialty groups and discussions.  Many highly influential names in the genealogy world joined up. It seemed as if …Continue reading →


French Genealogy: The Blog

I have several reasons to engage in research in France.  Of course, I’ve written a fair amount about “The French Negroes of Illinois.”  And one of the Louisiana lines I work on is the LEJAY (or LEGER/LEGIRE) family, who may be tied to descendants of French Huguenots who landed in South Carolina in the late 17th Century.  These folks in …Continue reading →


Jamboree: Coming This Weekend!

The 40th Annual Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree commences Friday, June 26, 2009 at the airport Marriott in Burbank.  This is the largest genealogical convention on the west coast.  And this year’s event will be great!  The are 55 speakers, nearly 100 lectures and lots of special events.   For example, on Friday, Tukufu Zuberi, Ph.D, of the acclaimed PBS series, …Continue reading →


An Easy GeneaBlogie “Contest”

Since this is really just a one-time experiment, I’ll make it simple! First, what do the two individuals described below have in common? Notice in Newspaper: Yesterday’s Burial Permits William Lyons, 21 years, City Hospital, gunshot wound Death Certificate: Now go to this post at The Peripatetic GraveYard Rabbit for a second (easy) question! The first person  to post the …Continue reading →


GeneaBlogie in Top 25 Genealogy Blogs!

We were surprised, thrilled, and honored by Heather Henderson’s article at ProGenealogists which described GeneaBlogie as one of the 25 most popular genealogy blogs! There are many veery excellent blogs out there and we’re just happy to be one of them.  To read the best and the soon-to-be great genealogy blogs, see Chris Dunham’s Genealogy Blog Finder and check out …Continue reading →

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