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GeneaBloggers Celebrates Four Years!

Geneabloggers Celebrates Four Years

Geneabloggers Celebrates Four Years

And then, we were four.  Has time really flown by that fast? I was only yesterday that GeneaBloggers started with a listing of 400 genealogy and family history blogs. And on last year’s blogiversary we had 2,000 blogs listed – so we’ve grown by over 1,000 blogs in a year! We are celebrating our 4th blogiversary today so here’s a gift for you: a brief history of GeneaBloggers.

GeneaBloggers History

GeneaBloggers is an online community resource listing over 3,000 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.

Why Blogs?

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 professional genealogist, author and educator who realized the need for a community of genealogy bloggers.  In those 4 years, the site has grown to include over 3,000 blogs from all over the world.

In addition there have been over 3,100 different articles posted at GeneaBloggers with almost 12,000 comments made by readers to those articles. And the GeneaBloggers site has so far seen over 8 million visitors including those reading via RSS feed readers like Google Reader.

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 3,000 blogs by clicking Search All Blogs at the top of the page. Also, check out Blog Resources which lists over 500 links to sites about backing up your genealogy data, cheat sheets for Facebook and other programs, 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.

[Note: readers are encouraged to pass the above information on to their genealogy societies for use in newsletters, etc. so others can benefit from the resources at GeneaBloggers.  In addition, bloggers can use the information (in part or in whole) on their own sites to help get the word out about GeneaBloggers.]

©2013, copyright Thomas MacEntee

27 thoughts on “GeneaBloggers Celebrates Four Years!

  1. Such a WONDERFUL four years! What would we have done without GeneaBloggers? Congratulations to you! Looking forward to the years up and coming! Happy Blogiversary!

  2. Geneabloggers is the glue that holds our community together.

    Thanks, Thomas, for providing us with a home at Geneabloggers.

    I am so grateful for tbe wonderful friends and acquaintances I have made as a result of the alliance.

    I look forward to raising a glass to Geneabloggers when I see you at Rootstech.


  3. Thomas, my friend, the time has flown. Thank you so much for creating the Geneablogger community, and for your efforts on behalf of genealogy and genealogists. From blogger beads, to meetups, to helping spread the word about records access, your energy and enthusiasm amaze and inspire.
    (I do miss your Friday night Blog Talk Radio and secret word, however! 😉
    Looking forward to what the Genealogy Ninja has in store for 2013.

  4. Happy Blogiversary, Geneabloggers! I appreciate all your resources. You’ve been a great help to me as I began my blog. Thanks again!

  5. What a spectacular effort Thomas, I do hope you take time to celebrate this milestone. You do realise that the you didn’t ‘just start geneabloggers’, you started the whole geneablogging community, and it’s one that I’m proud to be a part of. 😉

  6. Only 4 years!?? I’m amazed – I’ve been blogging for less than a year, and I am incredibly impressed with the quality of blogs, of GeneaBloggers itself, and of YOU, Thomas. A bright light indeed to those of us in the genealogy world. Cheers from Vancouver BC Canada.
    And – may you have many many more!

  7. I found GeneaBloggers not long after I began my gen. blog. It was wonderful to find a ready-made niche and be welcomed into this community. Thank you, Thomas, for all your hard work. I appreciate it.

  8. Congratulations on your 4th anniversary, Thomas! Thank you for your efforts for and encouragement of the geneablogging community.

    Ad multos annos – here’s to many more years!

  9. Congratulations, Thomas, on celebrating your 4th anniversary and for coming up with such a brilliant idea in the first place. Geneabloggers has made a huge difference to my bloigging experience, ever since a fellow British blogger recommended you to me. I have not looked back and I so much appreciate the contacts I have with fellow geneabloggers. Thank You.

  10. Congratulations on your 4th anniversary. Thank you for everything you do/have done to bring all we geneabloggers together. You’ve created a great community of enthusiastic people.

  11. Thanks Thomas from me, here in South Australia. Quite new to blogging and a very new member of Geneabloggers thanks SO much! It’s wonderful to be a part of such a supportive blogging community and am grateful for all your advice. Right now I’m raising a glass to you 🙂 … Cheerio for now, Catherine

  12. A belated happy blogiversary to you, Thomas! And thanks for all you do at GeneaBloggers. Your international reach is confirmation of how right on your original hunch was. And yes, your Search All Blogs device comes in handy–I’ve even used it when I can’t find a particular post in my own blog! 😛


    Thank you for all you do Thomas. It is because of people like you, the world is a better place to live in!

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