Monday, August 22, 2011

25 Great Topics for Genealogy Society Blogs



Genealogical and historical societies are the backbone of the pursuit of family history. Their dedicated volunteers preserve the local history of our ancestors and provide the programs and events we need to expand our genealogy horizons.

In The Big Genealogy Blog Book, which will be released soonish, I included a section of 25 writing topics that are geared toward genealogy society blogs.

As a big thank you to genealogy societies everywhere for their tireless dedication, I made the genealogy blog section of the book into a stand-alone document that is available as a PDF download right now.

And it's free.

25 Great Topics for Genealogy Society Blogs

So go get it. Share it with your genealogy societies and spread the word on your blogs, in your newsletters and through the social media.

If you're thinking about starting a blog for your genealogical society, just do it. Both Blogger and Wordpress have tutorials on setting up blogs and getting started. The hardest part of starting a blog is coming up with a name. If you use your society as your name, the biggest hurdle is done.

Thanks again genealogy society volunteers for all you do. I hope these topics are beneficial and help to get your group more exposure. If you use these blog prompts, leave a comment below so others can read your blog, too.



10 comments:

  1. Amy:

    I can't thank you enough for this. Our local society really needs to move into this century and encouraging them to consider blogging is a GREAT step. I'll be sharing this with them right away!

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  2. Great Lisa! There is a misconception that blogging is technical and difficult. Really though, it's no different than writing and sending an email. Write in a box, italicize things, bold things, etc. The only difference is that when you're done writing an email you hit "send" and with blogs you hit "publish." We just have to show people that it's that easy.

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  3. Thank you for sharing this information, Lisa.

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  4. This is wonderful, Amy! Lots of wonderful ideas. I hope to see many of them appearing on society blogs in the near future.

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  5. Amy,
    What a great idea to share your "top 25" idea list on Lulu and make it available to genealogy societies for free. Thank you for your continuing support of societies, and especially for your ideas and contributions to the California Genealogical Society. And thanks for listing the CGSL blog as one that "makes the grade."

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  6. You're welcome, Kathryn, CGS&L is always one of the best.

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  7. Amy, thanks for that! I have downloaded it and will read it as time permits -- my university classes started today. But as the "official" blogger for the Southern Genealogist's Exchange Society, I have just started our blog, SGES Notes, here on Blogger. I will definitely read and take notes on this document you have so kindly provided for us.

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  8. Thank you Amy. I can't wait to curl up in bed with my laptop and read it. Also can't wait for the whole big book to come out!

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  9. Thanks Amy, I can't wait to read it!

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