What an unexpected surprise I found today while visiting Mascot Manor Genealogy, the family history blog authored by Deborah Conner Mascot. She's our neighbor to the south of Sacramento County. Root Cellar members in particular - please visit the 'Manor' link above to read what Debbie said about our Society. Thanks Debbie!
Take a closer look at Mascot Manor. It's an active blog where Debbie writes about her family history, frequently using the Daily Blogging Themes suggested on GeneaBloggers.com. One Surname Saturday, she wrote about her great grandmother Inga Kristina Aslund who loved wresting. The article included birth information and an image of a Swedish record with a mystery word.
Can you imagine someone doing a Google search for a surname, say, Aslund, and one of the results is a blog post? Or maybe a reader who follows the blog just happens to be looking for the same surname. These circumstances are why blogs and other social media can be Cousin Connectors. Combine blogs with message boards (don't give up on those) and your genealogy is literally all over the map.
Consider starting your own family history blog. Let Mascot Manor be your inspiration. I have a fledgling blog that's not public...yet but soon. If you are interested in learning more about blogging, drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oh, and by the way, "what's in YOUR wallet?' said Denise H. Richmond as she posted this article.