Let Me Tell You a Secret …

As part of my job (and for those that don’t know, I do work in a genealogy business), I have to keep up-to-date with the latest happenings in the genealogy world – yes I know life is tough eh! So that involves lots of reading blogs, emails, genie magazines etc. But honestly if you want to keep up with the latest genealogy news yourself, here’s my secret. Simply follow the newsbreakers. These are the people who blog about something 5 minutes after it’s been announced.

So if you’d like to keep “up with the genealogy news” here’s some of the “Newsbreakers” that I follow:

Anglo-Celtic Connections
John D. Reid from Canada makes mention of all things UK and Canadian related.

British and Irish Genealogy
Mick Southwick BI-Gen blog is useful for more UK related happenings.

British GENES
Chris Paton’s British GENES blog is one to follow for any Britain, Irish and Scottish genealogy related news.

Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter
Dick Eastman’s Newsletter is probably the best known, and gives readers all sorts of news, reviews, hints and tips.

Grow Your Own Family Tree
Alan Stewart’s blog gives readers UK and Ireland family history news.

If there’s a press release about something genealogy related, GeneaPress knows about it.


And while these aren’t Newsbreakers as such, I’d be lost without them as they extremely useful tools, so they are worthy of a mention …

Cyndi’s List
I have subscribed to Cyndi’s mailing list as she an email of all the new links that she’s added on each day. I find this is a great way to keep up with new websites.

Google Alerts
What can I say? Google Alerts are awesome. If you don’t use them yet, you should. Simply save your Google search term (one like you would normally enter as a search into Google), and it sends you an email regularly when it find more that match that search term. So it does the searching for you!

I will warn you that if you go ahead and subscribe to each of the above, don’t neglect your inbox, as it will fill up quick. These people email at least daily – some several times a day … but if you take the time to read (or at least scan them), you’ll be totally up-to-date with all the latest happenings in the genie world.

One Response to “Let Me Tell You a Secret …”

  1. Pauleen says:

    Thanks Alona, one or two new ones for me there. And I thought I had it covered.

    I also think Irish genealogy News is a “must follow”.

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