I’ve had the great fortune of having an opportunity to help spread the WordPress luv through the genealogy community. I’m a super-WordPress user and I revel in touting it’s benefits for genealogical use.
If you are interested in learning WordPress, please do not hesitate to contact me for aid and information. I do not proclaim to be an expert, but have approximately 6 years of experience using WordPress and have been involved in the development and/or administration of more than 85 WordPress sites.
Below are some resources to help you get started:
- View my slides and handout for a 1-hour presentation, “WordPress for Genealogy: Experience the Power of Dynamic Publishing” I did in October 2013 at the Annual Meeting of the African-American Historical and Genealogical Society.
- WordPress for Genealogists – a 4-part webinar series I presented from June-July 2012 with DearMyrtle. The webinar is archived online. Each episode is 90 minutes in length.
- I presented during an online radio show on how to use WordPress for your Society Website. Hosted by the Federation of Genealogical Societies for their My Society Radio program. Length: 1 hour. 21 Apr 2012.
- WP Tuts+ WordPress Basix Training – great set of short, educational videos about WordPress features from WPTuts.
- Here are some examples of WordPress in use for genealogy sites:
- TNGenWeb – I am the State Coordinator and our main site was created using WordPress. Additionally, we have many county sites that use it. Examples include Anderson County, Blount County, Grainger County, Hardeman County, and Shelby County.
- In-Depth Genealogist – a digital genealogy magazine
- Iowa Genealogy Society
- Shippensburg Historical Society
- American Society of Genealogists
- Lee County Genealogical Society
- Wood County, Texas Genealogical Bulletin
- Are You My Cousin – personal blog by genealogist Lisa
- RootsTech – major genealogy conference
- Who’s Who in TN – a database of Tennessee biographical profiles I coordinate for the TNGenWeb
Other than that, just let me know if you have questions!
page last updated: November 2, 2013