I started blogging on 2 Nov 2008, so just over three years. When I originally started my blog, it was on Blogger. Originally it was titled Climbing The O’Connell Family Tree. When I started to blog it was to keep track of my research which was mostly on my O’Connell line. After five months of blogging, it was obvious that my research was not going to be only on my O’Connell line. If I did, my genealogy life would probably be non-existent at this time. This line has been the hardest for me to research.
So, I decided to make some changes. First, I moved the blog over to WordPress because I liked the crisp look it had. Then I changed the name of the blog, because I was searching for more than O’Connell family members. That is how Finding Our Ancestors was started. Today, I will share the 10 most popular posts since I have started blogging.
10. Matthew Brodrick and Episode 4 of Who Do You Think You Are? – He is a star and heck its all about the episode of WDYTYA
9. How my Brick Wall Came Tumbling Down – We all want to know how to break them down
8. My Last Grandma – A post about losing my last living grnadparent
7. What Kind of Neighbor Are You in The Genealogy Neighborhood – A serious question for all genealogists
6. Top 10 Genealogy Websites – Everyone likes to see what websites other people like, these were my favorite when this post was written
5. Genealogy Technology – Genealogy and technology, our favorite things
4. Non-Tech Vendors Not Allowed – RootsTech did not want non-tech vendors to be a part of their exhibit hall. After all the hoop-la Rootstech changed their mind.
3. December 3, 2009, Christmas Tree Ornaments – Pretty, shiny things to look at.
2. Top 10 Things I learned in Breaking Down my Brickwall – Every day we learn something new
1. Mayflower II, Plymouth Rock and The Mayflower Society – My visits to these places
The following is a list of the top 10 posts read at Finding Our Ancestors from 2011.
10. Wedding Wednesday – Fred and Ella Jonas Marriage license of my paternal great greandparents.
9. Wordless Wednesday, Hot Springs, Arkansas A day spent in the Hot Springs area, I captured a great picture.
8. Finding Our Ancestors Website – My genealogy website
7. 2012 Genealogy Goals – Self explanatory, just hoping I can meet them all
6. SNGF – 16 Great Great Grandparents – Listing of my 16 great great grandparents, or cousin bait
5. My Last Grandma – Spending the last days of Grandma’s life
4. December 3, 2009 Christmas Tree Ornaments – The ornaments that we hang on our Christmas Tree
3. Mayflower II, Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower Society – My visit’s to all these places
2. What Kind of Neighbor Are You in The Genealogy Community? – Not everyone plays nice, I hope after reading this everyone will remember to be nice to their neighbors
1. Non-Tech Vendors Not Allowed at RootsTech – The genealogy neighborhood bans together and lets RootsTech know how they feel about the slight of different companies at their upcoming conference. The good news is, as a group we were heard and the situation was rectified.
Thanks for taking this journey with me, it seems obvious to me why some of these hit the list of top 10 posts that were read in 2011. Stay tuned, in the next few days, I will be posting a Top 1o list of all time.