Let’s Cruise … Genealogy-style!!

Anyone who is a blogger (or a writer for that matter) will know that some posts/articles simply write themselves, while others take a whole lot of work. Writing, rewriting, scrapping, then starting again. It’s like they don’t want to be written. But you want it written, so you persevere. Anyway this post falls into that latter category, and I can’t figure out why.

Anyway enough with the analysing … today I’m writing about genealogy cruises, as in about three weeks I’ll be onboard the ‘Voyager of the Seas’ cruise ship for the 4th Unlock the Past cruise, and this voyage just keeps getting better and better.

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:

A Blogging Overview: The Bloggers’ Geneameme

You know I love blogging, so how could I go past Jill Ball’s (aka Geniaus) new geneameme, “The Bloggers’ Geneameme“.

Jill writes …

“It’s NationaI Family History Month here in Australia and I have been procrastinating about hosting an online activity to mark the event. I am very interested in hearing about the practices and thoughts of fellow Geneabloggers so thought I’d dream up a little geneameme on the topic. You are invited to respond to the questions in this short geneameme via a post on your blog. Please write as little or as much as you like and don’t feel obliged to answer all the questions.”

50 Genealogy Blogs You Need to Read

One of the highlights from Inside History magazine’s July/August 2013 edition was the list of “50 Genealogy Blogs You Need to Read”. From all the wonderful genealogy blogs that are out there, imagine my surprise in when I saw that my Lonetester HQ blog made it on to the list. Wowee!!

Penned by Australian blogger Jill Ball who authors the Geniaus blog, for the second year in a row Inside History magazine’s top “50 blogs that every genealogist needs to follow” includes libraries, archives, societies, personal and professional genealogists, speciality topics and organisation blogsĀ from around the world.

Some of the criteria that was used to choose those on the list was: