Monday, November 9, 2009

You have questions. I have answers.

I keep track of statistics related to visits to this blog. Visitors' identities are anonymous, but I know the keywords and/or links that lead people to this blog.

Sometimes this is a frustrating exercise, as it is clear from the keywords that someone is searching for information on my ancestors, yet they don't take the next step and contact me. We could compare notes! But for whatever reason, they just click out and disappear back into the Internet.

Occasionally, I see keywords that formulate a question I can answer. Again, the visitors disappear without establishing contact.

Today I'm going to share some of the search terms that lead others to my blog. Hopefully they'll come back to get their answers:

Search phrase: How to jump start your week?
Answer: Diet Dr Pepper first thing in the morning.

Search phrase: Bahamian genealogy
Answer: Try these links:

Search phrase: amy coffin wetree email
Answer: My contact information is located on the right side of this blog in the "Who, me?" section.

Search phrase: conference badge ribbons fun
Answer: I did purchase fun conference badge ribbons for a genealogy conference (and plan to do so again). I used and they were great.

Search phrase: black cats writing progen at school
Answer: No idea, dude.

Search phrase: ft worth DAR chapters
Answer: Even better, here are all the Texas DAR chapters

Search phrase: genealogy Acadia Parish Louisiana
Answer: Pointe de l'Eglise: Acadia Genealogical and Historical Society. I belong to this group and they are wonderful. They've helped me--despite my distance--many times.

Well, there you go. Hopefully these answers are helpful. It was fun to put on my library hat for a bit. Perhaps this will be a regular blog feature.


  1. Here's a question: boxers or briefs?

  2. I do posts on the search strings that lead people to my blog. They're among my most popular posts.

    One of the best parts of blogging are those stat reports. Fascinating.

  3. I have often looked at the search terms and wondered WHY that person did not leave a comment. Some of them were actually looking for something I wrote. I hope they found it!

  4. I think a lot of people just like to see what people are doing, how they found their ancestors and just like to know how everyone else is doing in their research.....some of their ideas and what they have done might help them in their personal searchings.