Friday, December 16, 2011

Fun with Search Terms

It's time for another round of "Fun with Search Terms!" People type certain words or phrases into search engines. If the combination is right, my blog turns up in the search results. Sometimes the searches are funny. Sometimes I can provide more information to users, if only they'd comment on my blog. Either way, I enjoy the process. Please note that these searches are anonymous so I don't know who is stumbling on my blog. I just comment in the hope that they find it again.

Now on with the show. Actual search phrases are in bold.

genealogy groups in my area
Most genealogy social groups and societies form at the city or county level. You can browse Cyndi's List Societies and Groups page, or the Federation of Genealogical Societies membership page. However, the quickest way to find genealogy groups in your area is to ask your friendly local public librarian who is dialed in on the subject.

RootsTech Professional Management Conference
The Professional Management Conference is actually being hosted by the Association of Professional Genealogists on the day before the RootsTech conference begins. They are two different events. The confusion is understandable though because APG doesn't even have info about the event on the website home page.

humorous blogs in Wisconsin
Two words: Clue Wagon

Clayton genealogy library events
Here is the main page for the Clayton Genealogy Library in Houston. Scroll down the page to see the events, which are updated monthly.

reasons for not attending
Zombie attack, free access day at, not approved as a RootsTech vendor, $2.50 margaritas at Chachi's. Pick one or create your own.

Thibodeaux in Louisiana.
That's like saying Garcia in Mexico. Can you elaborate, please?

Ten ways to make money in genealogy
1. Work hard
2. Work harder.
3. Research.
4. Publish.
5. Take risks.
6. Speak.
7. Diversify.
8. Study business.
9. Work hard.
10. Work harder.

have fun at the conference
Thank you! I plan on it.

Thanks for playing!


  1. Humorous blogs in Wisconsin - too funny! I think Kerry must have typed that in herself to see who her competition is ;-)

  2. I love these posts, Amy. Keep them coming!

  3. Why thank you!

    Although with everything going on around here, I think the last time I blogged was around Halloween or something. I should probably do something about that.