A Family Historian

A Little More Open

In Process on 21 Oct 2011 at 7:43 am

So here’s the thing: I asked one side of my family…the family I see, at least. They all said it was okay to write about our ancestors on the Internet, even the ancestor who was committed. Yet I’ve still been hesitant to actually take that final step and put my name on this space. But I will.

I only see the other side of my family at funerals. Hopefully there won’t be another one of those anytime soon, though there’s the off-chance that next year will bring a family reunion. A reunion would actually be quite good, since many of that side is really nice and like I said, I normally see them at funerals — a reunion would be

Tweeting Dead People

In Community, Process on 24 Jun 2011 at 4:29 pm

If you’re reading my twitter feed, you probably know I participated in a discussion group last week at my local genealogy society, CGS, on Social Networking.  We talked about Twitter, Facebook, RSS and Blogs, as well as sites I’m less familiar with like Rootsweb mailing lists and GenealogyWise.

At first I thought it went really well.  And for what we discussed, it did. 

Blogiversary at Jamboree

In Uncategorized on 11 Jun 2011 at 11:00 am

There may be no better way to celebrate the birthday of my little corner of the Internet than to be at the Jamboree, the annual genealogy conference put on by the Southern California Genealogy Society.

I became a member of the largest SoCal group specifically to assure (read: force) my attendance at this years Jamboree after watching the stream of tweets and posts coming last year from the community I was just beginning to explore. Say what you’d like about Social Media, but it can be enlightening to peak into the conversations and activities of a convention that you can’t attend.


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