Tuesday, March 2, 2010

52 Weeks To Better Genealogy - Challenge #9

Pick five genealogy blogs and read them every day. Meet new people and networking within the online genealogy community is a great way to expand your own research and experience. Reading the blogs of others will help you get to know others.

It was hard for me to cut this list down to five, but here are five of my favorites!

We Tree

I have to start with We Tree. Amy Coffin is the one that put the genealogy blog bug in me and is the sole reason I have a blog today. I have especially enjoyed her Anatomy of a Military Pension file posts. It has inspired me to search for the Revolution War Pension of one of my own ancestors. Amy is also the author of the 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy and voted one of the 40 Best Genealogy Blogs by Family Tree Magazine.

Greta's Genealogy Bog

What do I like about Greta's Blog? Everything! I love reading about her Mystery Normans and Source Citations. It was by reading Greta's Blog that I, a newbie to this geneablog world, began to understand the Winter Games and what Carnivals are all about! Greta posts to her blog almost daily, something I aspire to. Oh, and Greta's Bog was also voted one of the 40 Best Blogs by Family Tree Magazine. Duly deserved.

Our Georgia Roots

Another one of the 40 Best Blogs (do I sense a pattern here?!), Our Georgia Roots has introduced me to the African-American Genealogy Community. I am moved by her passion for bringing the community together and encouraging everyone to be responsible in sharing their records of slave ownership in their family trees. Luckie is also one of the very best writers out there and her blog is....beautiful.

Swedish Thoughts

Yvonne's blog first caught my attention because of the title. My father's family all came from Sweden and I am intrigued by all things swedish. I love the layout and look of the blog and all the wonderful photos that Yvonne posts. But most amazing to me is how Swedish Thoughts proves once again that it's a small world after all. I just realized today that I "know" Yvonne! As a part of my volunteer work with RAOGK I have done research for her in the past. And in return, she proved us with some research on our family in Sweden!


I really like the style of Linda's writing. When I read her blog I feel like we are just a couple of old friends having a cup of coffee and sharing our family research stories. I'm always so eager to read Linda's posts when they appear in my Google Reader. I was on the sidelines cheering her on as she participated in the Winter Games and look forward everyday to her new posts.

It was so hard to choose just 5 blogs. I'm slowly working my way down the list of blogs at Geneabloggers. With over 900 to choose from that may take awhile but I'm enjoying each and every one!

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I am contagious that way. :)

    Thank you for adding me to your list. Quite an honor.