52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy: Week 1: Blogs to inspire.


Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog, in conjunction with Geneabloggers, has kicked off 2012 with a new series of weekly blogging prompts themed as 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy.  Week 1 is Blogs: Blogging is a great way for genealogists to share information with family members, potential cousins and each other. For which blog are you most thankful? Is it one of the earliest blogs you read, or a current one? What is special about the blog and why should others read it?

After some deliberation I decided that Judy Webster’s series of blogs are most deserving of my #1 Vote. In 2011, Judy set up the Genealogists for Families blog with the motto: We care about families (past, present and future). Judy inspired many of us to join her and make microloans through Kiva. By doing this we can have a great impact on the lives of families around the world who are struggling for economic and family independence.

However, Judy Webster has also been a force in Queensland (Australia) genealogy for many years. Her blog Queensland Genealogy builds on her earlier webpage in which she offers free indexes to a large number of resources held by the Queensland State Archives and tips us off on which ones are valuable to use. Anyone with family history interests in Queensland would benefit from following her blog or reading her book Tips for Queensland Research. She also hosts other blogs but for me, the Queensland Genealogy blog is leader of the stable.

The topic called for one blogger to be nominated but as the topic is Abundant Genealogy I can’t omit Geniaus who is a lynch-pin for Aussie genealogists providing linkages, pertinent posts and geneamemes and is “our” RootsTech blogger. I’m also thankful to Geniaus and Carole Riley for their supportive comments on my own blog during its infancy, which encouraged me to keep going.

And abundantly, those many bloggers whose stories I follow regularly, some of whom are listed here.

13 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy: Week 1: Blogs to inspire.

  1. Pauleen, thank you so much for your kind words about my blogs. I have neglected some of them recently because I’ve been devoting so much time to the Genealogists for Families project – but I will try to do better in 2012!

  2. Hey, I checked out the blogs that you follow and have top send you a big thanks! I found some wonderful sites and genealogical leads in your list. Thanks a bunch.

      • I love the fact that people are getting to know the Top End a little. No, not focused or I’d be shovelling things off my desk too, which I’ve been avoiding. But then I can sit outside looking at the garden while I type…until it gets tooooo hot.

  3. Very chuffed to see the new frog blog on your list – thanks :) And I heartily applaud your acknowledgement of Judy Webster’s website too – I have referred to it many times.

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