Thursday, February 21, 2008

Look who's blogging

The Indiana Genealogical Society has a blog. Actually it's almost a year old. AFAIK this is a rarity among genealogical societies -- it looks like Indiana is in the lead here. Do you know of others?

So far it's mostly devoted to queries, announcements of local meeting topics, and communications with the volunteers busy on the 1790-1857 Indiana marriage indexing project. (Remember when queries had to be squeezed into the confines of a print newsletter? IGS's policy is generous.)

And in a self-effacing way that Garrison Keillor would appreciate, so far it has scarcely been used to promote IGS's April 4-5 annual conference in Evansville, featuring J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA, who will earn his keep by giving four of the eight lectures, covering Kentucky, the internet, bad research, and WWI.

2 comments:

Randy Seaver said...

Harold,

I write the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe blog for the Chula Vista Genealogical Society - it's at http://CVGenCafe.blogspot.com. It's been going almost a year.

There are quite a few society blogs out there - see Chris Dunham's list at the Genealogy Blogfinder at http://blogfinder.genealogue.com.

Cheers -- Randy

Harold said...

Thanks, Randy. Your society looks like a "live one"; sorry I can't drop in other than virtually!

What I *meant* to say was *state* genealogy societies, and I find two live ones on the blogfinder: Maine (begun 13 Oct 2007) and Missouri (begun Nov 2007). A North Carolina state society blog is also listed, but like quite a few on the list, is no longer with us; the last post was in 2005. The first Indiana post was in late October 2007, so it looks like the Down Easters got up earlier than us, as usual.