Blogging for Genealogists

Birdie Monk Holsclaw, CG — 7472 Mt. Sherman Road, Longmont, CO 80503 — <birdie@holsclaw.net>

Blogs and bloggers are in the news, and we genealogists can tap in to this tool. Learn about this low-cost method of storing and sharing information on the Internet, and the add-on tools which allow you to keep family and fellow researchers up-to-date on new discoveries.

What is a blog?

A blog is a web page made up of usually short, frequently updated posts that are arranged chronologically — like a what's new page or a journal. The content and purposes of blogs varies greatly — from links and commentary about other web sites, to news about a company/person/idea, to diaries, photos, poetry, mini-essays, project updates, even fiction. ... Blog posts are like instant messages to the web. —— Blogger.com

What is blogging?


Blogging Services (free and paid)


Additional Blogging Tools


Recommended Blogs for Genealogists


Recommended Reading

Dick Eastman, "Blogs Explained," Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, 14 December 2004; Internet < http://eogn.typepad.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2004/12/blogs_explained.html >.

Dick Eastman, "What is a Wiki and Why Should I Care?" Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, 20 December 2004; Internet < http://eogn.typepad.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2004/12/_what_is_a_wiki.html >.

Dick Eastman, "People of the Year: Bloggers," Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, 1 January 2005; Internet < http://eogn.typepad.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2005/01/people_of_the_y.html >.

Numerous Help pages at Blogger.com: