Genealogy Business

A GeneaBlogie Dialogue: The Future of Professional Genealogy

Preface: A while ago, there was dialogue in the blogosphere about the future of the large genealogy companies such as, FamilySearch Inc., and others. Notable writers such as James Tanner, Thomas MacEntee, Randy Seaver, and the Ancestry Insider, have written about this issue. Many more experts have commented on the blogs of those who have written on this issue. …Continue reading →


Kudos: Michael Hait

Our motto here at GeneaBlogie is Learn, Share, Enjoy, Appreciate! And we also say give credit where credit is due. So at the head of this year’s honors list for achievement in the field of genealogical writing, we recognize Michael Hait. Michael writes for as the national African-American Genealogical Examiner.  His highly readable posts are rich in information.  There …Continue reading →


Ancestry Announces “Ancestry Labs” and “PersonView” today announced “Ancestry Labs” containing a beta project called “PersonView.”  Here’s the announcement as it was gievn to me under embargo on Friday afternoon: We’re launching Labs – and we’d love you’re feedback Today we are announcing a new “labs” area of This is a part of the site that will allow us to test new ideas …Continue reading →


Ancestry + Footnote: Update

“Credit Where Credit is Due” That’s one of our mottos around here.  In our last post, we failed to include Tamura Jones’ substantive article on the acquisition.  Tamura was the first to break the news via Twitter.  His insightful article is at


Grand Genealogy Journey: to Acquire

That rumbling out of the western mountains: the Earth shifting on its axis again as the genea-sphere reverberates from learning that is acquiring!  The announcement made today may be a game-changer in the competition for the online family history customer. I’ve always liked, and once in  awhile I wistfully have thought that these two  friends of mine, …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 →


Census Collection Free on through April

This note came from Justin Schroepfer, marketing director at I wanted to update you that we have decided to extend our Interactive Census Collection free to the public through the end of April.  Since opening this collection a few weeks ago, we have received a very positive response.  In order to view the images from the collection, visitors only …Continue reading →


MyHeritage Acquires Major European Network of Sites, Adds Other New Features has announced its acquisition of OSN, a network of 10 leading European family sites based in Hamburg, Germany. In a press release distributed from London, Tel Aviv, and Hamburg, MyHeritage said that the OSN acquisition makes MyHeritage the largest international site on the Web dedicated to families.  The acquisition includes Germany’s, of Poland, and the American site …Continue reading →


The Discussion About Standards, Certification, Maturity, etc.

The  first post on this series attracted a lot of notice.  The series will continue after Christmas, as the judge prepares to decide whether to accept Jeanne Runner as an “expert” witness concerning genealogy.  We’ll discuss the implications of the judge’s decision for those of us in the field of genealogy.

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