Why I’m blogging

Since I have had some great finds this year (2008) in my research, I thought it a good idea to start a blog. Basically, to track what I have done, what I have found and how I felt about these findings.

At this point in my life, I love to scrapbook as well and I want to be able to put my feelings into a scrapbook, once I am ready to put one together. I have a ton of old pictures that came from my paternal grandfather and I do not want to just put them in an album.

I want to know about the people…

Where did they come from?

What did they do?

How did they get there?

These are just a few of the questions that I have about all of the people in these photo’s. So, I figured a blog would be the best way to take care of this. I could put in it all the research I have done and how I felt about it. This way, I will always be able to remember what I did. 

Since I have started blogging, I have met some great people who share the same passion as I do. So, not only am I blogging about something I love, I am networking and making friends that share my passion/obsession!

6 responses

  1. I, too, have the overlapping interests of genealogy and scrapbooking. For me, they just blend together and naturally complement one another. In addition to my own scrapbooking time, I go to a monthly class at my local scrapbooking store that focuses on creating heritage pages. It’s a small group, and a number of us also work on our genealogy. It’s great to be able to share these interests with others. I just recently started blogging in hopes of connecting with other genealogists to share success stories, research techniques, and commiserate. :) I’m just getting to know wordpress, but I’m glad I came across your blog.

    1. Scrapbooking and genealogy definitely overlap, unfortunately scrapbooking is costly. I have some great scrapbooking toys and have not played with my scrapbooks in over a year. Though I have pulled a few of the old ones out to go through and see how the kids have changed, and boy have they! I also used to do a class here and there at my local Archivers, at one point I would spend so much there, I even got to know the assistant manager pretty well. Once management changed over (it was not for the better) I quit going in as often.

      If you are on Facebook or Twitter, that is a great way to connect with other genealogists, there are many out there!

      Terri

  2. Hi: I too am admiring your site. Can you give me a little info on how you chose to use wordpress? Why you decided against Blogger? Are you using a free wordpress site? I am wondering if the wordpress site would be as likely to be on the Internet after the owner has passed? Might seem strange to think about that issue, but I want to save all of the family history for as long as possible. I know that Blogger could go away as well, but was thinking since it is free that at least the site would not necessarily stop as soon as I wasn’t here to pay a monthly fee. I have a free site now on Tripod but no blog; and I am thinking of updating and blogging. Thanks for sharing any thoughts you might have on the future of your site.
    Nancy Hurley

    1. Nancy, I started with blogger and decided that I liked the look of wordpress better. So, I exported everything here. My wordpress is site is free and hosted by wordpress. I am not sure if in the future this is where I will keep it, but for now, it works for me. Good luck with you decision on where to post your family history.

  3. Hello terri and nancy. I also am a fan of scrap booking. I have a WordPress site because the host of my domain name offered a few WordPress template. My site is http://www.delpricipefamilytree.com. I didn’t want to use the hosting site at WordPress because you don’t have as many options for adding widgets and plug ins. I recently updated to a new template which I love, and added backup buddy to automatically back up my site. Love your template Terri.

    1. Phyllis. sorry that it took so long to reply to you here. Thanks for the comments and compliments. I have moved my site to http://findingourancestors.net

      Terri

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