Impact of Genealogy Blogs on the Genealogy Industry

Genealogy Blogs: Impact and Influence in the Genealogy Community

Summary Details

Length: 60 minutes

Summary: A panel overview and discussion of genealogy blogs, their impact and influence on the community and how genealogy vendors and genealogical societies can engage bloggers and the blogging community.

Description: While existing in the blogosphere for over 10 years, only in the recent past and with the advent of social media have genealogy blogs become an influencing force in the genealogy community. Learn the history of genealogy blogging, the views and perceptions of genealogy bloggers by the genealogy community, and the best ways to engage bloggers and leverage their influence for your genealogy product or genealogy organization.

Audience Level: Beginner

Requirements: Projection for laptop/netbook computer on large screen; internet connection – wired or wireless (preferred in order to show live interaction using blogs).

Content: 4 page handout


  • Document
  • The Genealogy of Genealogy Blogging
  • Views and Perceptions of the Genealogy Blogging Community
  • Genealogy Blogging Best Practices
  • Panel Discussion
  • Glossary
  • Resource List

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