Monday, April 6, 2009

Blogging Prompt #13

Week #13: Have expertise in a specific area of study? Share your knowledge! If you’ve lived in the same town for 60 years, you have something to share. If you’re a librarian in your day job, you have something to share. If you read Civil War history books for fun, you have something to share. If you’re walking on this Earth, you have something to share.

My expertise in a specific area of study does not, unfortunately, involve genealogy. I am still in the stage of learning with this field. I try to grasp everything I can from all of the wonderful blogs I read and enjoy. As I go along and learn, I do try to share what I have learned.

I have shared about Immigration records a bit, Dan Lynch's "Google Your Family Tree," information from classes I have taken, and some of my own genealogy. I have assisted "newbies" in blogging, and trust me I am no expert on blogging, however I can get them started! Beyond that, I know where to refer them!

My tip would be for "newbies" in genealogy to follow genealogy blogs! They are so much fun! It is unbelievable what you can learn! And if you so choose, start your own blog! Follow and participate in meme's, carnivals, Saturday Night Fun, Tombstone Tuesday, Wordless Wednesday and more!

Sometimes I may be a little lax posting to my own blog, but mostly that is because I like to spend time catching up on all of the other blogs! Genea-Bloggers group is definitely a group to join, if you are a blogger and haven't done so already. The information there alone will keep you busy, teach you more about blogging and the addiction of this wonderful hobby of genealogy. The group is a fun loving, great group of bloggers who support one another and have information to share.

There was a negative thought or two reently posted about genealogy blogs, by one person in particular. Apparently, he doesn't know much about genealogy, blogging and the camaraderie! (That's my two cents about that!) I am hear to say that I thoroughly recommend checking out these blogs! You will meet some wonderful people and learn something along the way, trust me! I personally would like to thank all the genealogy bloggers, especially the "Old-Timers" who have encouraged me along my way, and taught me in ways I wouldn't have imagined.

There are several places you can go to find genealogy blogs. There is The Genealogy Blog Finder, Cindy's List, Genealogy Blogs, and of course, you can use Google to find more. These are a few ideas to get you started. Have fun and enjoy the wonderful world of genealogy blogging!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!

Cheryl

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