Friday, August 15, 2008

I'm published in a genealogy periodical

I picked up the Summer 2008 (Volume 45, No. 3) issue of The Searcher at the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree in June. I put the bag with all of the handouts and papers and periodicals that I obtained at the Jamboree in the corner to review it at my leisure.

Almost two months later, I found the bag of stuff (I was looking for the Legacy 7.0 CDROM, actually) and found The Searcher issue. I looked at the Table of Contents on the front cover, and noticed an interesting article there titled Online Family History Research Tutorial. "Hmm," I said to myself, "that looks like something to read."

I opened it up (pages 146-147) and immediately noticed that the author was Randall J. Seaver and the article was taken from my blog post The LearnWebSkills Family History Tutorial (but edited some by myself).

I remembered then that Paula Hinkel of SCGS had asked if they could reprint my blog post and I readily agreed. Frankly, I had forgotten that I had submitted this for publication. Hopefully, some readers of The Searcher found Genea-Musings as a result of the article.

My point of this post isn't to brag about being published in The Searcher, although that is important to me, but to point out to genea-bloggers and readers that print publications can be a way to garner new blog readers.


Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

Congratulations on the publication. Is The Searcher different from Searcher/?

I'm familiar with Searcher, but it's a library-type information professional magazine out of Southern California. It's not genealogy focused.

From your blog post, I clicked on the SCGS web site. I may try to go to that conference next year.

Randy Seaver said...


I think "The Searcher" is different from "Searcher." The S is published by SCGS as their quarterly newsletter. I haven't seen Searcher for librarians.

The Jamboree is pretty good - relatively cheap entry fee, but the hotel is not great - costwise or foodwise. Rooms were just OK.

Bill West said...

Hi Randy,
Congratulations on getting published!


JMK said...

Well done Randy!

wendy said...


Anonymous said...

That's great!

Anonymous said...

Hi Randy,

Your post was certainly worth all the attention.

"Guided by the Ancestors"

Sheri Fenley said...

Yipee Kye Yeah! This is most excellent news Randy. Group D will be expecting a report!

Sheri Fenley