Friday, December 30, 2011

10 Most Popular Genealogy Blog Posts for 2011

2011 was quite a year, genealogically speaking. The field is growing by leaps and bounds.

I tried my best to stay in the game in the past year. I used this blog to learn, teach, question and comment.

Some posts were more favored than others, based on the number of hits received for each one. Here is a list of the 10 most popular We Tree blog posts of 2011:

10. The Hypothetical Ancestor Trade Off
It looks like others want to table their difficult ancestors as much as I do.

9. Genealogy is Unfair
I had a mini pity party about my own family tree and invited others to the table.

8. Careers in Genealogy: Charting Your Own Course
I do like this post. I still feel this way, and am happy I made my own path.

7. Genealogy Societies: What Keeps You Coming Back for More?
A case where I used my blog to learn from others.

6. Eleanor's Story
A story about my great-grandmother using photos and music.

5. This is Not a Flip-Pal Review
One of the best headlines I ever wrote. It does well in search results.

4. Where Keggers and Social Genealogy Intersect
I think the word "keggers" is what got people to read this one.

3. The Big Genealogy Blog Book
Announcing the arrival of the little book that could.

2. If Genealogists Ran Hollywood
Looks like a lot of people share my sense of humor.

1. Genealogy Blogs: A Comment on Comments
This post is part sounding board, part editorial. Clearly the topic of blog comments is a big one. This post also garnered the most comments for the year (65 and counting).

Thank you to everyone who read and commented on these posts and others in the blog. It's my tree, but your presence makes it bloom.


  1. Love your sense of humour< Amy, so I particularly enjoy those posts which tickle my funny bone.

  2. I enjoyed this post, especially no. 8. Evidently I wasn't following your blog in April, but found CAREERS IN GENEALOGY interesting. I have only considered genealogy for $$ in passing. I have an innate knack for research, but reading blogs (and BCG requirements) has made me realize how little I really know about it. I have searched for classes for years. In Jan. I am starting one of the Boston University on-line classes. I'm not sure how I'll do with on-line, but we'll see. I may blog about the experience. Thanks for a great post.

  3. Linda, I wish you the best in the BU program. If you blog about it, I will definitely read it!