Last week we talked about Photography… this week is Genealogy (the study of family history). Specifically, I’m going to share here, very briefly, about Genealogy Blogging, or GeneaBlogging. I began getting serious about genealogy in 1995, and began geneablogging in 2009. Even more specifically, let’s look at one blog post from 2012…
Earlier this week, I was contacted by the son of the second gentleman from the right (standing next to me - I’m the thicker body). He is just a few months older than my oldest daughter. When you hear from folks who are asking about a blog post, you never know what you are going to hear. More on that in a bit.
Sharing personal and family history information in a blog has many purposes, of course. One of them is to generate interest and comments from readers, of course. Another is as ‘cousin finder.’ It is a little scary, of course, publishing often fairly personal information about your own past or that of your family that you have found in research or talking to family members. I try to be as open and honest as I can be and simply not publish anything that would be embarrassing or dangerous in any way… at least, that is the hope. I have not yet had a really negative experience, and I have hundreds, actually thousands of web page and blog posts on line… going back to 1995… they are all still out there.
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