Saturday, January 17, 2009

Blogging for Genealogists

During the last few weeks, I have been working on my presentation on blogging for genealogists. Thanks to the assistance of fellow genea-bloggers who gave permission to use screenshots from their blogs, the presentation is coming together very well. It will be a colourful presentation.

I wish I could highlight all the genea-blogs out there, but I can't; but I will point to places where the audience can find them.

The talk will be divided into two sections: reading blogs and writing your own blog. Not everyone will want to have a blog of their own but genealogists benefit from reading the work of others.

Some of the points I will cover

What is a blog and how does it differ from a web site?
Different parts of the blog.

How to find blogs
How to keep updated on postings - RSS feeds and readers
Different types of blogs with examples

Getting Ready to blog - Who, When, Where, Why and How
Setting up a blog
Tips concerning layout and writing

The details on the presentation
Grey Bruce Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society
will meet January 24, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.
at the Family History Centre at the LDS church
490 2nd Avenue South East
Owen Sound, Ontario

All are welcome to attend.

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  1. Janet

    Is the presentation in PowerPoint? When you are done presenting, would you consider making it available on SlideShare for others to see?

  2. Sounds interesting, Janet. Wish I could attend!

  3. What a great idea for a presentation. Hope all goes well!

  4. I agree with Thomas. Can you make it available to those of us who aren't in Canada? It sounds wonderful. Sure wish I cold hear it. Sounds like you're doing a great job!

  5. I will certainly look at posting it on slideshare. I may have to add some labels to it as the majority of the presentation using PowerPoint is visual - very few words.


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