My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Cyndi Howells, her Book and Site for my Blog

Cyndi Howells of Cyndi's List wrote, Planting Your Family Tree Online (How to Create Your Own Family History Web Site, pub. in October 2003 and I have referred to it a lot lately. I remember ordering it even before it was available to the public, and had to wait a few weeks before it was actually shipped. My great intentions to have a Web Site were forming in my mind, and I thought the book would solve all my unknowns of how to do it. Unfortunately, It was right about that time that I was going full steam ahead with discoveries found through Google, so soon, any Web Site of mine would have to wait. I wanted my research to be absolutely completed and perfect before I posted anything for the world. Well we all know, that never happens. Time marched on, and now we are in the world of Blogs. Hum, the nice little unopened book remained in my bookcase until a week ago. And it has been so useful the past several weeks.

Even though her index doesn't list the word blog, she does cover topics that have helped me.

Example Chapters:
Leave a Trail for your Cousins to Follow
Find a Home for Your Web Site
Select the Contents for Your Genealogy Web Site
Enhance Your Web Site with Extras (such as photographs, scanned documents and links.
Check Your Work and Give Your Site a Trial Run
Publicize Your New Web Site

Very nice book Cyndi, and one way I decided to publicize my site was by putting it on her site. So my new blog is one of the first submitted for November 2009. Why not visit her new entries are at: