Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Why we should create a blog

Creating a blog is easy. It may also help you to break down brick walls and make connections with others who could help with your research. Creating short posts about various ancestors, mentioning names, dates, places, and other details helps others to find your information.


There are people interested in their genealogy who don't post to message boards, don't create trees at Ancestry.com, Geni,com, or the other sites. They simply put some names in the search box at Google or another search engine and see what comes up. Your "trees" on one of the tree sites probably won't come up.

Your blog just might. Some people will see your information and use it without contacting you. And others will contact you--just like at any other site.  IIn the last month, I've had three relatives contact me simply because they found an old blog post of mine. 
  
Consider creating your own blog. You can post weekly or monthly--daily is not necessary.

Source: Michael John Neil, Genealogy Tip of the Day, Posted: 12 Sep 2011 05:51 AM PDT

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Online Photo Storage Options

I've been using Google Drive to store my photos and I use Picasa (a free Google product) to edit them. CNET offers a comprehensive article today on the options available to us for managing our photos. You can read it at this link: http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57462902-285/comparing-the-best-ways-to-store-your-photos-online/

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Family Tree Revolutionary?

Genealogist and blogger James Tanner offers a very good article on his Genealogy's Star blog about why Family Tree is revolutionary. You can read it here