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Ask Ancestry Anne: How is Cousin Bait Working for You?

I did a Livestream,  Cousin Bait: Blogging to Find Your Family in January.  The video and slides are available if you are interested.

I was fortunate to make a connection, not with a cousin, but with a lovely lady, Martha, who went to high school with my father. She sent me relevant yearbook pages for both my father and my grandfather.  My grandfather is in the upper left corner: Most Dependable.

I talk about it on my blog in The Gift of Yearbook Pages.

I’m curious to hear if anyone else has had some success with blogging and finding new connections.

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