Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Blogger Spotlight for 2012

Blogging serves different purposes for different people. Some blog because they enjoy writing and some blog to share their families stories. Others blog to share tips and provide a level of education to their readers. Regardless of the reason behind the generation of the blog you can't deny that blogging has become much more mainstream and bloggers are achieving a new level of respect. There are some phenomenal bloggers out there, so many in fact that my Google Reader is always at 500+ unread!

In order to spotlight some of these great blogs the Genealogy and History Links Library site will be announcing a Blogger of the Month during 2012. I have been a contributor to GHLL for the past 10 years and am responsible for the Web Site of The Week feature. As I came to rely on blogs in addition to websites in my genealogy research I thought it would be a good idea to shine the light on them as well. Additionally, some of these bloggers will be guest posting for the newsletter Branching Out.

Of course since this was my idea...I get to be the first Blogger of the Month!! :) It's only fair right? While I don't claim to be in the same caliber as the bloggers that will follow me, I do enjoy their blogs and appreciate the research tips and expertise they bring to the table. I reached out to a group of my favorites, asking if they would like to participate. Being the wonderful group of people they are, I had a great positive response.

While you take some time to check out the featured bloggers please also browse the GHLL site to see vast array of information that is available.


  1. I have often seen the abbreviation GHLL but didn't know what it stood for. Perhaps my head was in the sand or perhaps people don't usually give the full name of the acronym. Either way, I'm glad to learn about this website. Thanks!

  2. Nancy, The GHLL has compiled a wide range of genealogical information. I hope you find something useful and if you see something is missing, be sure to let us know. There is a message board, so you if you have any questions, just ask. Thanks!

  3. What a great idea ~ and you SO deserve to be first!!!

  4. Very cool of you to suggest this idea.