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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 great post that takes her genealogical societies discussion one step further into the technology realm.

Elyse points out how relatively easy it is for people to create a blog these days and how the process of creating a blog and maintaining it is not nearly as daunting as creating and managing a website. I should know - even with my 25+ years of information technology experience, I find running my websites much more difficult than my many blogs.

I've created A Genealogy Blog Primer over at my main site to help anyone even considering whether or not they want to create a genealogy or family history blog. Here are the topics that are covered:

  • Why should I have a genealogy blog?
  • What types of genealogy blogs are there?
  • How can I easily read all the great posts from genealogy blogs?
  • Do I have what it takes to create and maintain a genealogy blog?
  • Do I need lots of technical knowledge to run a genealogy blog?
  • Should I be worried about privacy?
  • What are the copyright issues involved?
  • How do I make sure my genealogy blog thrives and grows?
  • How do I participate in the genealogy blogging community?
  • So how do I get started?

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Comment by Anita Payne on July 12, 2009 at 6:21am
Gee, you have some great stuff here. All the questions I've been asking myself. I'll check out your main site. Thanks for sharing...


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