Friday, April 22, 2011

Why I'm Blogging

I have been researching my genealogy on and off for over 20 years and I consider myself pretty knowledgeable about research methods, although I haven't necessarily used them. (For example, I know that I need to explore using land records and probate records to break through some of my brick walls.)  I keep telling various family members that I will write up a little something to tell them about a particular branch of our family or research success that I've had, but I never seem to get around to it.

I recently started looking at the variety of genealogy blogs out there and thought that this might be a great way to share some of what I've found. I hope to find additional cousins, and share with family members and others some of the interesting research I've done over past years and going forward.


  1. I look forward to reading your blog! Welcome to the Geneabloggers family!

  2. I am so excited to start following your blog!

  3. Hi! Welcome to the Geneablogging Community! I look forward to reading your blog posts, and am sending up a not-so-silent prayer that you will post about a brick wall Jones ancestor! Ahh, that would be a prayer answered indeed!

    Have a wonderful Easter!


  4. Hi Elizabeth!
    Welcome to the Geneablogger universe. What part of Maine are you researching? My paternal lines
    are mostly from Oxford County.

  5. Thank you for the welcomes! @Sherry - no Jones' in my tree. @Bill - various places in Maine - yes the Farrar and Lowell families were in Buckfield, Oxford County around the turn of the 18th century. Also some ancestors in various other parts of Maine.

  6. Excellent idea, Elizabeth!
    Maine - don't forget Monhegan Island.
    But who is in Kentucky??!!
    I look forward to reading your research.

  7. Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill ;-)
    Author of "Back to the Homeplace"
    and "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

  8. I look forward to seeing your New England stories!