Monday, January 2, 2012

52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy: Blogs

Geneabloggers has announced a new 52 week series of blogging prompts by Amy Coffin of We Tree. This year the series will be 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy. This week the prompt is blogs.

I don't know where to start, there are so many excellent genealogy blogs. I have over 70 in my Google Reader. Gosh, now I know where my morning goes.

The first 'blog' I started reading was Dick Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, although he was publishing his newsletter before I heard the term blog. But then, maybe I was behind the times. Dick never fails to keep me updated on the latest genealogy news and technical information.

One of the second blogs I found was Randy Seaver's Genea-Musings and it is still one of my favorites. Randy covers a variety of topics, often in an amusing way. And he has had several great series of blogs about various software products. I also enjoy his blog The Geneaholic. He seems to use this to track his genealogy work, and it motivates me to get off the couch get more done.

I have also enjoyed Michael Hait's Planting the Seeds blog. Michael addresses a variety of issues of interest to professional genealogists, or those of us interested in the profession.

Since my other hobby is scrapbooking, I enjoy Jennifer Shoer's Scrappy Genealogist. She has good technical articles as well as articles about scrapbooking and genealogy. I'm one of her Virtual GeneaScrappers too, although I've fallen behind on that project. Maybe now that the holidays are over....

A few more favorites in no specific order are:
The Educated Genealogist
Dear Myrtle (and her Organization tab)
Marian's Roots and Rambles

And of course Thomas MacEntee's Geneabloggers!


  1. Thanks for the mention, Jackie! I am proud to be included among such established bloggers.

  2. Thank you for the mention! I hope you enjoy the Abundant Genealogy series.

  3. Thank you Jackie for mentioning my blog and also the Virtual GeneaScrappers! It's a new year and we are not behind! Onward we go! Jen

  4. Hi! Just bounced over from Jennifer's Virtual GeneaScrappers! I look forward to seeing your Abundant Genealogy!