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Friday, December 14, 2012

Member Blog Roll: No Longer a Lonely Place

CGS Member Blogs are listed at the bottom of the right sidebar. From the time the blog started in November 2007, this space was reserved for links to blogs authored by members of the California Genealogical Society. For the first couple of years genealogy blogging was in its infancy and the member blog roll was a very lonely place. Five years later we are proud to feature fifty member blogs!

As I recall, blogs by Jennifer Regan and Lois Elling were some of the earliest listed.

Three of our members, Lavinia SchwarzChris Pattillo, and Craig Siulinski, started their blogs after attending a "how-to" workshop by Thomas MacEntee and Craig Manson in October 2009. In early 2011 Craig Siulinski taught his own blogging workshop and several more members started blogs.

Many of the first to be added weren't new blogs, they were well-established by well-known genealogy bloggers who became CGS members. Thanks to my blogging buddies for your membership in the California Genealogical Society: Amy Coffin, Sheri Fenley, Denise LevenickThomas MacEntee, Craig Manson, Elizabeth O'Neal, Cheryl Palmer and Kim von Aspern-Parker.

Three of our directors have blogs listed in the roll.

I know of two blogs started by members in 2012.

Quesnell & Poole Families in South Africa is about the research Mary Beth Frederick has done on her husband's family. Blogging is a way for her share information with family without writing a formal printed family history which she feels is "too daunting – and it's bound to be full of mistakes that can't be corrected until the next edition."

Quesnell Poole Families


Linda Harms Okazaki blogs about her family, genealogy, and gardening in Linda's Orchard. I've really been enjoying her recent entries about her husband's Japanese ancestry and their trip to Japan.




Please take the time to explore the blog roll and enjoy reading the genealogical discoveries of your fellow society members.

Have I missed anyone? I'm sure there are more members of the California Genealogical Society who are blogging. If you are a member and your blog isn't listed, please leave a comment and the url so I can add your blog to the list.


Copyright © 2012 by Kathryn M. Doyle, California Genealogical Society and Library.

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