New Category: LDS Blogs

New at GeneaBloggers

Over the past few months, I’ve received several inquiries as to “who are the LDS bloggers who blog about genealogy?” Believe it or not, I know most of these bloggers, but that info has always been stored in my head . . . and lately my retrieval skills have not been the greatest.

I’ve created a new category in the Genealogy Blog Roll – LDS Church – for those bloggers who’ve identified themselves as LDS church members or who blog about their genealogy as it is related to the LDS church. (Note: I had to use “LDS Church” since using just “LDS” picked up other blogs ending in “lds” with work like “fields” etc.)

I’ve started to add a few blogs after contacting the bloggers via email, but the process would be much easier if those who want to be designated as LDS blogs would email me at and send me the name of your blog(s) and the URLs for those blogs.


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GeneaBloggers Named a Social Media Maverick for 2014

We’re proud to announce that GeneaBloggers has been name one of 40 Social Media Mavericks for 2014 by Family Tree Magazine! We are honored by this recognition and we thank all our followers and supporters who help engage in a vibrant online dialog about genealogy and family history.

In her article in the March/April 2014 issue, Lisa Louise Cooke reviews a variety of social media platforms including Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube. In the past, Family Tree Magazine has produced a “40 Best Genealogy Blogs” article, but this year it has recognized the growing influence of other social media platforms besides blogging with its “mavericks” list.

Congratulations are also in order to all of the “mavericks” mentioned, many of whom are members of GeneaBloggers through their blogs. Please take time to review the article and visit each site and platform.

You can also follow GeneaBloggers on the follow social media platforms:

©2014, copyright Thomas MacEntee

GeneaBloggers On Vacation . . . Down Under

voyager of the seas

Well, in a few hours I fly out of Chicago to Hong Kong on my way to Australia where I’ll start a two-week genealogy speaking tour sponsored by Unlock the Past. With my first appearance in Brisbane on 1 February and ending on 15 February in Perth, I’ll also be one of the featured speakers on the 4th Unlock the Past Cruise from 3-13 February 2014.

Visiting Australia has been on my bucket list FOREVER and I’m excited to meet many new genealogists and my Australian genealogy bloggers whom I’ve met at past RootsTech events. Over the two weeks I’ll be speaking in Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth as well as several lectures on-board Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas.

Fewer Posts at GeneaBloggers

So what does this mean about content here at GeneaBloggers? Well, I’ve tried to pre-post as much as possible and being on a cruise ship means not being “connected” in terms of The Internets.

This means you will see a decrease in activity here and on all our social media properties until I return on 18 February 2014. Check in at our Facebook page for updates on our trip!

©2014, Thomas MacEntee