Happy Blogiversary To Us

Happy Blogiversary

We are late by about a day, but the first post here at GeneaBloggers was 18 January 2009 so I guess we can celebrate our first blogiversary!

Thanks to all the great members of GeneaBloggers for their participation in various events and activities and to all the others who have visited.

In the past year GeneaBloggers has had:

  • 528 posts
  • 850 genealogy blogs
  • 730,000 hits

Thanks to everyone and here we go into our second year!

©2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

Happy Blogiversary to We Tree!

For some reason the blogiversary for Amy Coffin’s most excellent blog – We Tree – was not on the GeneaBloggers calendar.  So I did not mention it in last week’s GeneaBloggers Events June 28 – July 5, 2009 – I just hope I can make up for it now!

Many of us have participated in the Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompts and Amy is responsible for creating such as comprehensive list.  I had the pleasure of meeting Amy at Jamboree this past weekend and I can tell you she is just as much fun and as down-to-earth as she comes across on her blog.

Take a minute today to visit We Tree, convey your best wishes and thank Amy for all her contributions to the genealogy blogging community.

copyright 2009 Thomas MacEntee

Happy Birthday Carnival of Genealogy!


A special shout out to Jasia over at Creative Gene who today is celebrating the 3rd birthday of the Carnival of Genealogy!

If you aren’t familiar with COG (as it is commonly called), realize that for many of us, it was our the first blog carnival we ever participated in once our genealogy blogs were established.  I know for me, personally, I had concerns over whether I was “doing it right” when I submitted by post, worried over whether my topic fit in or if even people would come and read my post.

Jasia has been the consummate hostess with COG and she has welcomed me and every participant with open arms and encouragement.  And I also want to give props to my genea home girl footnoteMaven who has designed most of the groovy posters for each COG edition!

Take a look at the very first post about COG at Creative Gene on June 4, 2006 – you’ll see that the first topic was, of course, technology.  Stop by and wish Jasia and COG well and here’s to many more editions of the mother of all genealogy blog carnivals!

More great links about COG and how you can get involved in upcoming editions:

FAQs About The Carnival of Genealogy

Index of Previous COG Topics

How To Submit A Post To A Carnival

copyright 2009, Thomas MacEntee