Welcome to My Genealogy Obsession blog. You came at a great time, we are celebrating our 7th anniversary! We will be giving away a great gift so continue reading and follow the instructions in order to qualify for the free gift.
Wow! I can’t believe that I have been blogging for 7 years! It’s been a wonderful ride and I hope y’all enjoyed it as much as I did. I first started blogging my DIY wedding project and in between the DIY posts, I would post about my struggles with my Mexican genealogy research. Then I posted about the golden nugget I found and it was then that I decided to dedicate a blog to my genealogy research. I first started out on WordPress.com, the non-hosted version of WordPress. This was a great start for me as I didn’t know a lot about setting up a website and this version of WordPress was easy for me. I was able to make some designing decisions and it turned out really great for me.
Here are some of my favorite posts:
- My Genealogy Mistake
- My trip to the Los Angeles Superior Court
- Yesterday I found two small treasures!
- Miss Martin
- Albert Robles Luna, My Dad.
Shortly after starting my blog, I joined Geneabloggers and met Thomas MacEntee at the following Southern California Genealogy Society’s Jamboree. I learned a lot from Thomas, not just about genealogy but also about blogging and some design ideas too. I have been able to learn more and more and it wasn’t until last year that I decided to make the jump from the non-hosted wordpress site to the self-hosted site that you see now. I wanted to add a way for my family to see our family history so I decided to use The Next Generation of Genealogy Site Building. I would not be able to add this option for my family without switching to the self-hosted site. It also gave me a lot of design decisions with I really liked.
I have been thinking all day about all of the posts I have made throughout the past 7 years. It amazes me that during the last 7 years, I have had so many stories to tell. It continues to amaze me today, as I am writing this post, I’m thinking of upcoming posts that I want to write about. In the beginning, I was worried that I wouldn’t have enough stories to post, but I am glad that I continued. I know I have written about a mistake or two that I have made in my genealogy research, of the brick walls that I have busted down, and of the genealogy gems that I have found. And along the way, you all have come along with me. I am so grateful for that and appreciate your readership!
To show my appreciation for your readership, I will be giving away a FamilyTree webinar on DVD. It is “Privacy and Our Ancestors” by my friend Thomas MacEntee. I purchased this DVD at one of the SCGS Jamboree that I attend every year in Burbank. The instructions for this giveaway is really easy. Just comment below and state who you think is YOUR favorite ancestor. Because I am posting this so late in the day, this giveaway will last for a week, from today until 5pm on Friday, January 26th. A random comment will be picked and a new post will be made to announce the winner. So if you feel lucky, comment below and tell me about your favorite ancestor!