A Review of Fabulous Family History Blogs
There is an art to blogging well: from blog design to topic selection to writing quality. A blog needs to connect with the audience, inspire online dialogue, and serve as a database of insights and information on a given topic. It was too cold to walk this morning so as I sipped my tea I searched for some fabulous family history blogs.
- Lorelle VanFossen Family History Blog: Clean design, abundance of resources. This blog is truly fabulous! It was one of the first ones I found. The design is simple and clean with clear headings and great pictures. VanFossen has included a variety of articles on the business of genealogy, her family history, and ideas for researching. The pages include many links to help readers connect to information about how to conduct research and where to look for information.
- Alberta Family Histories Society Blog: Community involvement, good list of Canadian links. Family history research does not need to be a solitary act! This blog represents a community group. I enjoyed reading about how people of all ages are learning about their ancestors. From library events for children to monthly meetings for genealogy enthusiasts the culture of family history research is rich, inclusive, and widespread.
- A Canadian Family: Awesome images, good variety of resources. The pictures of vintage Canadian postcards on this blog fascinated me instantly. Evelyn Yvonne Theriault includes some commentary about how the images relate to her family history. I have never been much of a collector, but this blog inspired me! Theriault includes numerous links to other blogs. This site exudes community and passion for Canadian history. I will absolutely visit again!