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As a follow-up to my recent post - What is a blog carnival? - I received several inquires about events such as Madness Monday and… Continue

Added by Thomas MacEntee on July 14, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

What is a blog carnival?

Anyone who has been following me or my group GeneaBloggers here on Genealogy Wise will know that I post several events each month including blog carnivals.



I often need to be reminded that - just because I've been blogging about my genealogy research and family history for almost three years now - not everyone is familiar with the concept of a blog carnival. So here is my attempt at an… Continue

Added by Thomas MacEntee on July 14, 2009 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Your Genealogy Blog - Content Theft and Guarding Your Internet Reputation

Just a heads up that many genealogy bloggers are seeing their recent blog content reused at splogs (spam blogs). Just like spam and every other scam that seems to invade the Net, periodically blog content theft rears its ugly head and hits even genealogy blogs.



I've written about this extensively over at the GeneaBloggers.com website and you can read more… Continue

Added by Thomas MacEntee on July 12, 2009 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Confused By County Boundaries? Here's Some Help



Thanks to Tami over at Relatively Curious About Genealogy for reminding me about the problem with historical county boundaries and a great FREE resource to determine the exact boundary in a given year.



In her recent blog post, Tami discusses the… Continue

Added by Thomas MacEntee on July 11, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Do I Need A Genealogy or Family History Blog?

Technology - and specifically the Internet - has allowed many of us to make great advances with our own genealogy research. And it has given us the ability to connect and network with other genealogists on sites like GenealogyWise.



My colleague Elyse Doerflinger who runs the Elyse's Genealogy Blog has another… Continue

Added by Thomas MacEntee on July 11, 2009 at 9:01am — 1 Comment

Can Social Media Save Genealogy Societies?

My colleague Elyse Doerflinger at Elyse's Genealogy Blog has started a dialog concerning the future of genealogy societies and how bridging the "technology divide" can mean sink or swim in terms of society survival.



In her post, Elyse discusses many different ways a genealogy society can leverage technology… Continue

Added by Thomas MacEntee on July 8, 2009 at 2:41pm — 5 Comments

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