Today my genealogy blog is 5 years old.
Wow! My first post on the blog was not lengthy, but in it, I hypothesized that I’d use this blog to “document what I learn as I research my family’s genealogy.” That has certainly turned out to be the case too. While I initially was not sure I needed to start another blog, since I’d already maintained a personal website for 6 years, it was a wise decision. Not everyone shares my obsession 🙂
After that initial post, a few weeks went by before I posted again, but those early weeks had me absolutely hooked into genealogy. I ordered many certificates, joined Ancestry, connected with family members, and also started reading other genealogy blogs. One of the first bloggers I interacted with, Nita, is no longer blogging about her family genealogy it seems, but we shared the Koonce surname among our family trees.
In the past 5 years I have continued to blog about my family tree, but have expanded to trees of my friends and postings on various aspects in the geneasphere that capture my interest – namely, genealogy 2.0, technology, and in accordance with my information science background – information resources.
Here’s to many more years of geneablogging!