And then, we were seven. Has time really flown by that fast? It was only yesterday that GeneaBloggers started with a listing of 400 genealogy and family history blogs. And on last year’s blogiversary we had 3,500 blogs listed – so we’ve grown by almost 1,000 blogs in a year! We are celebrating our 7th blogiversary today so here’s a gift for you: a brief history of GeneaBloggers.
GeneaBloggers is an online community resource listing over 4,500 genealogy and family history blogs all over the world. Blogs are listed when they are submitted by the owner of the blog or by one of their readers. The only qualification is that the blog have current articles and that it be focused on genealogy and family history.
Well very often as genealogists we need a way to write the stories of our ancestors and to write our own stories about how we found them. Each day there are close to 500 articles created by our members who write up their research finds, post photos and documents, share the latest resources (online and offline), publicize webinars and events and generally just share their infectious enthusiasm for genealogy and family history.
Facts and Figures About GeneaBloggers
GeneaBloggers was started on January 18, 2009 by Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional, author and educator who realized the need for a community of genealogy bloggers. In those seven years, the site has grown to include over 4,500 blogs from all over the world.
In addition there have been over 5,400 different articles posted at GeneaBloggers and the GeneaBloggers site averages 1.5 million views each month, including those reading via RSS feed readers.
How Can You Use the Resources at GeneaBloggers?
Even if you don’t have your own blog, you can search for your surnames across all 4,500+ blogs by clicking Search All Blogs at the top of the page. Also, check out Blog Resources which lists over links to sites about starting your own genealogy blog, managing your blog, and more.
If you are a blogger, click Suggest A Blog to submit your blog to be included at the GeneaBloggers site. In addition, check out the About page for info on how to participate in various GeneaBloggers events such as the Daily Blogging Prompts.
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