Friday, November 21, 2008

My First Blog

Hi there everyone. I have decided to catch up with the times and start my own genealogy blog. I am turning 40 soon (next week) and have a reputation for my expertise in technology but I have not been utilizing all of the resources that are currently available. Just a few months ago I set up my Facebook profile and now I have almost 60 people in my friends list, many of them well known genealogy bloggers. A few weeks ago I added a profile to LinkedIn. And now I will be starting my blogging life. We all know how hard it is to keep a journal, so we will see how this goes.

I have been using the internet for a long time, have developed many web pages, have taught classes on how to use the web for research and some of my materials are being used in various places across the world. I am glad that I have been of help to others doing their research. I greatly appreciate all of the other genealogy bloggers out there for their help and inspiration, including:
Renee Zamora at Renee's Genealogy Blog (http://rzamor1.blogspot.com/)
Dick Eastman at Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter (http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/)
Diane Haddad at Genealogy Insider (http://blog.familytreemagazine.com/insider/)
Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings (http://www.geneamusings.com)
Randy Ragan at Treasure Maps Genealogy (http://amberskyline.com/treasuremaps/)
and many others.

Now that I have mentioned some of the blogs that I use frequently, I hope that what I post will be fresh and not just a rehash of what you can find on the other blogs. This blog will contain results of my family's research as well as any discoveries I make that are useful to the genealogy world as a whole.

If you want to see examples of what I have written in the past please check out my Family History web site at http://milesmeyer.googlepages.com. I have copies of my newsletters, lesson plans and many other things located there. Please feel free to use these as you like, just make sure to give me credit somewhere for all the work.

2 comments:

Becky Jamison said...

I'm proud to be your first Follower, a HUGE fan, and happy you've joined the blogging world. I'll be watching your every post, Miles! I've already subscribed in my Google Reader. Thanks so much!

Thomas MacEntee said...

Welcome Miles - let me or the other Genea-Bloggers know if you need anything!

Thomas MacEntee