Blog Your Ancestors: Read ‘Em, Write ‘Em, Find ‘Em!

Blog Your Ancestors: Read ‘Em, Write ‘Em, Find ‘Em!

Summary Details

Length: 120 minutes

Summary: You can go from someone unfamiliar with genealogy blogs, to an avid blog reader, and then to an actual genealogy blogger – in under two housr! Are you curious about blogs and how they can be used to help your genealogy research?  What about creating your own genealogy blog to share your research with family and other genealogists? Learn the basics of using blogs in an inviting and easy-to-understand environment.

Description: Watch as the mystery of genealogy blogs is removed before your very eyes. You’ll learn what blogs are, as well as how to read blogs to find genealogy research leads. In addition, you’ll see how easy it is to create a blog in under five minutes! You’ll leave this session with a list of great genealogy blogs to read, tips on how to best use the information found in blogs, and you’ll wonder why you didn’t know about blogs sooner!

Audience Level: Beginner

Requirements: Projection for laptop/netbook computer on large screen

Content: 8 page handout

Outline

  • What Is A Blog?
  • How Can I Use A Blog For Genealogy?
  • Genealogy Blog Types
  • Genealogy Blogs As Sources
  • Finding Genealogy Blogs
  • Easy Ways To Read Genealogy Blogs
  • Commenting On Blog Posts
  • Create Your Genealogy Blog
  • Glossary
  • Links

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