Thursday, October 5, 2006

"Geneaholic" blog reinvented

Lee Anders has, I think, the best-ever name for a genealogy blog - Geneaholic - because it describes many of us who pursue our ancestry and family history.

Lee has revamped her blog to be a Personal Research Journal called "A Matter of Life and Death." Her purpose is stated to be:

The purpose of this journal is twofold:

(1) To share the details of my research findings with known family members, as yet unknown family members and anyone else who feels he or she may benefit from the ups and downs of my experiences, and

(2) to serve as an organizational tool for my notes. In other words, this journal will not be of interest to everyone who passes by.

In her "About" tab, she wrote a wonderful description of herself as a researcher:

“Unlike those people who live life guided by a “never look back” philosophy, I look to the past everyday. Merriam-Webster defines what I am as “a person who traces or studies the descent of persons or families,” but I see myself as being so much more than that. I am an adventurer in search of who and where I came from. I am an archaeologist digging to uncover the records and heirlooms my ancestors left behind. I am a detective snooping for the truth hidden between the lines of old folktales. I am a preservationist charged with protecting these finds for future generations. I am a family genealogist.”

Absolutely beautiful. Lee has a writing talent, and I look forward to reading more of her writings about her family and about her research.

1 comment:

Lee said...

Thank you, Randy! You are so sweet!

Ya know, I came within a hair a buying, and devoting it to computer/digital genealogy. Don't you think that would be cool? LOL... Probably more befitting of me too.

~ Lee