I am quite impressed with some major and recent improvements in Ancestry.com's products and services marketing. Yes, that's right, I said "the ugly word--marketing, " as inferred by those who haven't been involved in it or have been the victims of marketing done poorly. Yet, I'm here to give credit to Ancestry where credit is … Continue reading Acknowledging Ancestry.com’s Assembled Content and Delivery Systems
The following article was published February 9,2015, by the New York Public Library. I have re posted it here because it best describes my blogging's purpose, reasons, and experiences. The information I've gathered, the places I've been and the very kind people that I have come into contact with through my research and writing adventures … Continue reading 20 Reasons Why You Should Write Your Family History
WordPress.com stats team prepared a 2014 annual report about my blog: Here's an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog's audience viewed Our Heritage... about 16,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at the Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people … Continue reading 2014 in Review
Contributing Author--My Son, Jeff Adventurers at Heart Our children, Bobby, 14; Jeff, 12; and Jennifer 7, were always adventurers at heart. I like to think they got this trait from me, and I got it from my maternal grandmother, Loretta Lathrop Ford. I wish so very much that they had had a chance to know … Continue reading Drawn to the Dogs: Part 3–Dogs are Family, Too!
My First Post - Eight Months Ago Eight months ago on November 15, 2012, I published “Hello World“--my 341-word first blog post ever, under the category of Witches and Witchcraft. I wondered then if some of my family from among the 40 generations I have traced back could have been among those accused of witchcraft … Continue reading Hello Again, World – My 145th Post
This post tells the story of the Bowling's/Boling's and Bowlingtown-- a story as viewed by ancestors and living relatives; it includes a famous colonizer; a single woman's efforts to keep Bowlingtown and its families on the map and in our memories; and, a local newspaper's documentary about them all. A Brief History Daniel Boone, the … Continue reading Bowlingtown, Kentucky–A Lost Communiy, but not Forgtten
A Follow-On to I’ve Got the Music in Me–and Oh, How it Moves Me! – Part 3 On February 25, 2013, I published a blog I’ve Got the Music in Me–and Oh, How it Moves Me! – Part 3. It included a song with lyrics sung by C. Daniel Boling, who shares the surname,talents and heritage of the Boling family. … Continue reading It’s a Small World…
Committed Hearts and Minds = Best Blogs, Bloggers Delving into resources, making new discoveries about your subject matter, documenting and then blogging about it can be a truly cathartic experience. Have you ever been an onlooker at history? Did you ever truly connect with history studies in school? Do you primarily read biographies because you … Continue reading Committed Hearts and Minds…
This is my very first post. I’m looking forward to sharing with you many interesting facts and stories about the nearly 40 generations of people in my family and their times from around the world. Many of the stories were unearthed through my 20+ years of genealogical research. As in most families, ours has … Continue reading Hello world!