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I am committed to acknowledging connections throughout the generations--past, present, and future--and igniting a sense of extraordinary family purpose in individuals in THIS generation. Let me help you discover your "roots" as well as strengthen the "branches" of your family tree. If you have had painful experiences in your family line, then this is the blog for you! In fact, all of us will see that as we strengthen ourselves, we strenthen our entire FAMILY TREE through the power of our positive influence.

Monday, March 1, 2010

52 Weeks to Better Genealogy - Challenge 9

I'm happy to announce that I have been selected to be the Phoenix Genealogy Examiner for I thought you might like to read the story about Challenge #9 that I will be releasing to

Speaking of Genealogy Blogs . . .

Exploring the world of Genealogy Blogs can be an eye-opening, educational experience. GeneaBloggers is THE place to go to get a secure foothold while exploring this new world. Listed as one of Family Tree Magazines 40 Best Genealogy blogs, you’ll find a treasure-trove of remarkable information there. There’s a blog roll listing over 900 genealogy and family history related blogs, blog resources, daily blog prompts, and posts from other genealogy bloggers.

Amy Coffin, GeneaBlogger, Blogger of Honor at the Family History Expo held in Mesa, AZ earlier this year, and blogger at We Tree has put together a fantastic series of weekly blog prompts titled the 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy. These prompts are posted every Saturday on the GeneaBlogger site. Here what GeneaBlogger has to say about them.

"52 Weeks To Better Genealogy is a series of weekly blogging prompts that are a bit more challenging and are geared towards those new to the field of genealogy and family history as well as those who want to brush up on some skills which might be a bit rusty."

There seems to be something for everyone to glean from these power-packed tidbits. Join in this week’s challenge. It’s the perfect introduction to genealogy and family history blogs, and GeneaBloggers is the perfect place to find which types of blogs interest you.

52 Weeks To Better Genealogy – Challenge 9

Pick five genealogy blogs and read them every day. Meet new people, and networking within the online genealogy community is a great way to expand your own research and experience. Reading the blogs of others will help you get to know others. Try to find some blogs that are out of your area of expertise. Lists of genealogy blogs can be found at and Genealogue’s Genealogy Blog Finder. If you already subscribe to many genealogy blogs, find five new ones that are “outside the box,” perhaps in history or archives. If you have a genealogy blog, write about the blogs you discover and introduce others to them.

This challenge runs from Saturday, 27 February 2010 through Friday, 5 March 2010.

Hats off to Amy Coffin for this outstanding series of prompts.

Happy blog-finding.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I am listed on the Genea Bloggers Blog Roll because I find it to be a valuable, shared community resource.