Friday, November 7, 2008

Great advice - read a blog!

The January 2009 issue of Family Tree Magazine came today in the mail, and I read it while waiting for my wife to finish doing her email work before dinner.

David A. Fryxell in his article "Power Hour" - 14 genealogy jobs you can do on your lunch break - recommended that readers Read a blog. Great advice! He listed four -

* Ancestry Insider ( delivers techno-gossip and tips not only on, but also that other genealogy giant, FamilySearch.

* Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter ( offers "straight talk" from knowledgeable online genealogy veteran Dick Eastman.

* Genea-Musings ( gives you news and how-tos on Web sites, software and more.

* The Genealogue ( introduces you to the lighter side of genealogy, featuring Letterman-style top 10 lists such as "Least Useful Ancestry Databases."

There are, of course, many more genealogy blogs worthy of being mentioned. Genea-Musings is honored to be included in that short list.

He is right, of course. Blogs are a great way to spend a lunch hour at work, or a spare hour at home, for researchers to learn something new or just take a break from the stresses of the day.

1 comment:

Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

Congratulations on the magazine mention! I'd have to agree, Genea-Musings is a must-read.