Friday, March 7, 2014

Fun with Search Terms

It's been a while, but 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.

Houston Genealogical Conference
You're probably looking for the Houston FamilySearch Conference on April 26, 2014. This all-day event is FREE and open to the public. Register soon to reserve your seat. The event is in Houston, in the part known as Summerwood. This is my neck of the woods, so if you have any questions about the area, let me know.

cameron parish louisiana courthouse civil war vietnam memorial
My blog came up in the search results because I wrote about my own ancestor's name on that military memorial. I have photos of all the names from all the wars as they were included on that memorial. If you contact me I will send you the photos.

do you have to join geneabloggers to blog your genealogy
Absolutely not. You are free to set up your blog and write about whatever you want without connecting with anyone. is a great website for blogging resources. It also has a fantastic index which connects blogs with readers and peers. I love it, but you don't have to.

cyndi ingle cracked up
I love this one so much. Cyndi Ingle is Cyndi's List, in case you didn't know. I wrote about her FGS 2013 plenary session, "Is Your Genealogy Society Web Site All It's Cracked Up to Be?" but it's funny to think she done snapped.

iota jules menou history
jules menou iota louisiana
jule menou iota la
jules menou iota
You. Are. Killing. Me. All these searches put you on my blog and you never even contacted me? Jules Menou is my people. The Menou family in Lousiana is MINE. There's only one and if it is yours too then why not exchange information?

Notre Dame 1910 yearbook
My great-grandfather is in this book. You can access it through's U.S. Yearbook Collection (use Notre Dame as the city name in Indiana).

genealogy as therapy
Don't I know it, man. Don't I know it.

Thanks for playing and have a great weekend!


  1. Amy,

    I want to let you know that two of your blog posts are listed in today's Fab Finds post at

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Yes, sometimes I wonder why I don't hear from people who have searched too.
    And sometimes I get a laugh out of what people have searched on - and wonder how google has connected it to my blog.
    Unfortunately I can't remember any and there are none showing up on my blog at the moment.