Friday, December 4, 2009

Follow Friday - the California Genealogical Society and Library Blog

It's Follow Friday, where I get to choose another "Favorite" blog and recommend it for my readers to follow.

My choice this week is the California Genealogical Society and Library (CGSL) blog, authored by Kathryn M. Doyle. The URL for the blog has changed recently - it is now Here is their home page from this morning:

Kathryn and her society have tailored their blog to provide interesting and up-to-date information about society activities to their membership and their other readers (like me). I am not a member, but I enjoy seeing how the society brings in programs, speakers and does their library activites.

One thing that sets this blog apart from other genealogical society blogs is the liberal use of photographs to depict society activities. They have excellent photographers that seem to capture the best part of events and even daily activities. In this way, their blog is an extension of their monthly newsletter (which is available for email reception for anyone).

Several CGSL members created a terrific poster last year that was displayed and sold to researchers at the SCGS Jamboree and other events:

Isn't that a great poster? It conveys the message well just with the graphic - and the words explain the message succinctly. This is an excellent fund-raiser for their society.

I can hardly wait to visit their library on one of our occasional trips to the Bay Area. Maybe we can arrange a genea-blogger meetup.


Kathryn Doyle said...

Thank you so much for the Follow Friday shout-out. You are a great friend of the CGSL and we so appreciate your support. Tim Cox will be thrilled that you featured the poster and all of our volunteer photographers will be tickled pink with your compliments. We look forward to your visit and hope it will be SOON!

Tim Cox said...

Thank you for the review of the blog and the plug for the Iceberg poster. We do work hard to ensure that we bring quality and value to each class we offer on the second Saturday of the month. Starting in January we are rolling out Tech Saturday on the 3rd Saturday of each month.

The poster is a great fundraiser for us and is now being displayed in 19 states and 2 Canadian provinces. They are great gifts for libraries and societies.

Thank you for your support of CGS and we can't wait to have you up for a geneablogger event. We had a blogger class in October facilitated by Thomas MacEntee and Craig Manson. We were hoping to see you then but there is always next year......