I would like to introduce you to, Susi Pentico of the Susi’s Chatty Performances Blog!
At the age of 13, Susi became interested in genealogy while helping her mother. Then, later at 18, Susi began her own genealogy/family history journey.
When Susi married and had her first child; little did she know that her son would take her on a family history journey she would have never expected. While Susi’s husband was overseas, her first-born son became very ill and his doctors needed family medical information which Susi did not have.
So she picked up the phone and began making calls to various family members related to her husband, hoping to acquire the medical information useful to her son’s illness. This journey has now lasted for 50 years. Susi urges genealogists to consider researching your family’s medical history; she feels this would be a huge benefit for generations to come.
Susi was inspired to start her own genealogy blog when she had attended the Southern California Genealogical Jamboree at Burbank, California in 2009. As soon as she arrived home, and with the help of GeneaBloggers, Susi put all she had learned into creating her blog. Susi’s posts consist mainly of her personal family history and the fun daily blogging themes provided by GeneaBloggers.
Susi will also post data on Susi’s Chatty Performances that may be related or important to her Lemon Grove Library group.
Susi took the blog idea to her group at the Lemon Grove Library where she teaches twice a month and created the Ancestor Seekers Bound By Roots blog. This blog was started specifically for this group. Susi’s posts consist of important data and the groups’ “brickwall” ancestors. Susi would like to improve her blogging skills and add stories to the names and dates. In Susi’s own words, “It is a work in progress!”
Susi’s Family and Her Blog
Several of Susi’s family members like the concept of a family history blog, while others are interested in family history, there is no interest in blogging. Several of her family member across the United States, send her emails regularly, letting her know they are very pleased with her work and findings.
Susi and her family have built a private website over the last 14 years that is dedicated to her maternal line. Susi provided the data while a cousin performed the website work. Family members added information and data causing the website to grow so dramatically that Susi had to add a second site to cover sources. Currently, Susi is re-arranging her website and learning to create web pages.
How Susi Follows the Rest of Us
Susi currently follows about 10 blogs on a regular basis by way of the “Follow” button on her blog. She also uses a few other methods to stay up to date. Even though Susi may not always leave a comment, she always reads the posts. Every week, Susi tries reading additional blogs to expand her knowledge. Between Genea-Musings and GeneaBloggers, Susi becomes aware of many types of blogs to read up on.
With Susi’s involvement at the Lemon Grove Library, assisting with a chat site for “Vital Records” on Thursdays, a member of the Chula Vista Genealogical Society and the San Diego Genealogical Society, leaves Susi very little to time for research or to follow as many blogs as she would like.
Susi’s Thoughts on Blogging
Susi truly feels that blogging is an excellent way to move forward in genealogy.
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Please head on over to Susi’s Chatty Performances blog, leave a comment welcoming her and to let her know you stopped by.
© 2010, copyright Gini Webb
Gini Webb lives in San Diego, California and manages her own blog, Ginisology, while also researching her own German heritage, recently retired, enjoying life with wonderful husband Steve and visiting with her now seven grandchildren!
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