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Ask Ancestry Anne: I’m Bored! Give Me Something To Do!

It’s Friday. You are at work.  Your mind is wandering.  Work is not keeping you focused. (Don’t worry, I won’t tell.)

You can’t drag out your own genealogy.  Maybe you could sneak a peak at a few genealogy blogs and get inspired.

Thomas MacEntee who runs the ever popular Geneabloggers sponsors daily blogging prompts to inspire those who write blogs. For example, today is Friday, and the prompts are:


If you have that “foodie” obsession, check out Family Recipe Friday and you’ll find:

If you click on the Follow Friday link it will lead you to a list of people who use that blogging prompt:

I usually do a Follow Friday column so that I can give a quick shout out to those that have inspired me throughout the week.  Check out Ancestors From Outer Space and Constructive Criticism or Moonshine, Civil War, Newspapers and an Assassin to see what I’ve been reading.

Happy Searching!

— Ancestry Anne

Ask Ancestry Anne: Cousin Bait Blogging to Find Your Family

It’s a New Year and I know you may have a genealogy resolution or two on your plate.

Maybe you should consider blogging?  Or restart a blog you’ve let lapse?

Check out my Livestream presentation Cousin Bait: Blogging to Find Your Family or the PDF of the presentation.

My sample blog from the presentation is at

I will also recommend a couple of blog posts by Amy Coffin on her blog The We Tree Genealogy Blog:

You should also check out the GeneaBloggers site which is run by Thomas MacEntee

The Genealogy Blog Roll might give you some ideas on what you want to name your blog, or blogs you might want to use as inspiration.

Once you’ve started your blog, you can sign up to have your blog listed on Suggest A Blog on GeneaBloggers.

Send me an email Ask Ancestry Anne and let me know what your blog is and I’ll take a look.

Don’t be shy!  If you don’t tell your ancestors stories, who will?

Happy Searching.

— Ancestry Anne