01 March 2010

52 Weeks to Better Genealogy - Week #9

Geneabloggers and Amy Coffin of We Tree are hosting a weekly contribution to our genealogy blogs. I am receiving the notifications via Facebook and every week I look at them and think about how I'd like to participate... and then I click "Not attending." In an effort to get back into my own genealogy, I am going to attempt to participate a little more!

I have been subscribing to the genealogy lessons that are emailed to me free of charge from USA Family Tree. To be quite honest, I'm only reading them sporadically. I happened to read the one emailed to me most recently and it suggests picking a line and focusing on that; quality, not quantity. I know this is obvious, but I obviously needed a reminder of that since most of the time I feel like I'm all over the place. I've decided that I'm going to focus on my paternal line and specifically the paternal line in Ohio, since there seems to be a lot of potential information there and it is the line that is most interesting to me at this time. I feel excited again!

This week's challenge is to find 5 blog sites that you don't already read and read them for 5 days. I've decided to go the route of finding blog pages that may help me in my own interests: Ohio and continuing education in the subject of genealogy. I've chosen the following:

1. Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in Ohio ~ I chose this one because of locality, but also because cemeteries fascinate me for some reason.

2. Ohio's Yesterdays ~ This one looks like it will have some interesting stories about the people and places in Ohio.

3. The Educated Genealogist ~ This one I picked mainly for the title. :)

4. Arlene Eakle's Genealogy Blog ~ Hoping to learn some things from this one.

5. Geneapprentice ~ I chose this one because the author is pursuing a career in genealogy and is taking classes. Thought it might be interesting.


  1. Hi Monica, I also am participating in the week 9 challenge of 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy. Blog googled arizona and genealogy and your site came up so I am going to follow you. I live in Arizona and want to focus my professional research skills on this part of the country. Glad you accepted this week's challenge.

  2. That's awesome Jo! It's crazy for me to think that people will actually be reading what I'm writing... Hopefully I don't bore you!