I Heart Genealogical Society Blogs

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Elizabeth O’Neal of Little Bytes of Life has honored me with the
I Heart Your Blog award. Thanks so much!

In her post, Sharing the Heart… I Mean, Love, Elizabeth gives the “rules” that accompany the honor:

1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
2. Link to the person who gave you the award.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links to those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs that you’ve nominated.

So many Genea-Bloggers have already received the distinction that I thought I would spread my blog-love to other genealogical and historical society blogs. Here is a sampling from around this country in alphabetical order:

Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe
Some of you may not know that the prolific Randy Seaver is also the president of the Chula Vista (California) Genealogical Society and writes a blog with Gary Brock for the society.

Eastern Washington Genealogical Society Blog
Miriam Robbins Midkiff started this Spokane society blog in July 2007. She is one of a team of writers including Donna, Charles and toppline.

Florida Genealogical Society (Tampa)
In June 2007, George Morgan outlined his board’s decision to establish a society blog and eliminate their “traditional” Web page and printed newsletter.

Grand Traverse Area Genealogy Society
Brenda K. Wolfgram Moore “be-bopped” this Northern Michigan society into the 21st Century in May 2008.

Bob Franks is publications editor of the Itawamba Historical Society and he is responsible for the beautiful photographs and content of this Itawamba County, Mississippi blog.

Moultrie Creek Online Historical Society
Denise Olson of Family Matters: Tech Support for the Family Historian created this “virtual society” blog to serve as a model and “learning center” for societies of all types to learn the “how-to” of bringing technology to an organization.

New Mexico Genealogical Society Blog
Robert Baca is an Alberquerque English teacher who teamed up with P.J. Easterly and created this state society blog in February 2008.

These are just a few of the fifty-eight Association and Society Blogs that Chris Dunham lists on the Genealogy Blog Finder, a fully searchable and up-to-date index of genealogically themed blogs. I’m sure you will find something there to love.



  1. Anonymous  September 15, 2008

    It is really great to see societies taking advantage of this new technology. I thank Kathryn for her amazing dedication to our CGS Blog! I believe Blogs will strenghten societies and show genealogists why it is essential to belong to a local society whether you have ancestors from there or not. As president of the California Genealogical Society and with ancestors who never moved west of New York, I have learned so much from the blog articles Kathryn has written. And yes I still do genealogy in my “jammies” but the personal contact at our society library really enhances my research.

    I hope you will tell Kathryn how much you appreciate her efforts. she is doing an amazing job!

  2. Kathryn Doyle  September 15, 2008

    Thanks, Jane. All this blog-love! I don’t know if I can take it!