What else can I find on this blog?

Dear Readers,

Louisiana Genealogy Blogs - Help create links to other genealogy blogs in Louisiana! If you have a Louisiana genealogy blog, please send me a link. You can find links to other genealogy blogs from a variety of sources below this blog. There are links to news stories about genealogy in Louisiana (when that Google thing works - tx Google!) and genealogy tags from Word Press, Louisiana posts from Cousin Connect, and posts from the genealogy community at Live Journal. You may also find other networking websites linking here interested in genealogy and a whole slew of other genealogy blogs. Most of the Louisiana Parishes RootsWeb mailing lists are found linked to the left. I have found these to be the most helpful. Maybe, you will, too.

Let me know if I can be of any assistance to you. Feel free to post to the forum or the Louisiana Surname - Louisiana Researchers list and if you're feeling rather adventurous, you can join the Yahoo!Group, too. I try to update the surname list on a monthly basis. You can read the entire four and one half pages of the Louisiana Surnames Louisiana Researchers list here. And if that is giving you trouble (it does sometimes), go here.

I would like to encourage other Louisiana genealogy bloggers to copy the profile I created from Blogger. It assists others in finding you in every parish in Louisiana! There are useful social tools like Add This at the bottom of the blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Creating message board posts and genealogy blogs

Earlier this week I was contacted by a journalist in Baton Rouge who wanted to know if anyone was interested in an interview about Louisiana genealogy.  One of the most challenging issues I face is getting people to provide a contact email address on their blog.  If you are creating a genealogy blog your contact information should appear somewhere in the blog in a visable location.  Most genealogy blogs, do not reveal an email address. I have found too that most message board posts cannot be responded to or followed if no one leaves an email contact. Ancestry.com message boards and similar genealogy message boards want to protect their users from spam by removing visable email addresses. Phooie, I say. Phooie.  Post your email address and use the AT symbol in the message. SPAM is just one of those common everyday things we come across everyday and we have to get used to it whether we like it or not! You can always create an email address that you utilize ONLY for genealogy querys or message board posts to keep your personal email private and seperate. NEVER post message board querys or blog genealogy about living persons. There are guides from the National Genealogical Society that can assist you in what information is appropriate to reveal in message board posts, online, or even in a genealogy blog. Please review these guidelines and protect your personal information while sharing your genealogy blog & message board query.

Other considerations include making sure your blog can be read on an iPhone, iPad or different browsers.  Blogger is wonderful in that it will make sure your blog can be read using different browsers and media readers.  In fact, I just reviewed the Louisiana Genealogy Blog to make sure it was mobile compatible. Its not a bad idea to check your blog using IE, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, or Opera browsers, either. I found a rather popular genealogy blog, whom I wont mention here - but posted a link to it earlier this week - cannot be read in a mobile platform.  Bummer.

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