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You, too, can be a Genealogy Insider! To celebrate the Genealogy Insider’s first blogiversary tomorrow, we’re holding a drawing for one of our new T-shirts.To enter, click Comments below and answer these three questions:How many times a week do you read the Genealogy Insider blog?What is your all-time...

You, too, can be a Genealogy Insider! To celebrate the Genealogy Insider’s first blogiversary tomorrow, we’re holding a drawing for one of our new T-shirts.

To enter, click Comments below and answer these three questions:

  • How many times a week do you read the Genealogy Insider blog?
  • What is your all-time favorite Genealogy Insider blog post?
  • What family history topics would you like to see the Genealogy Insider cover more often?

We’ll draw one commenter at random to win a short-sleeve T-shirt proclaiming his or her Genealogy Insider status. Remember, you must provide your e-mail address when you post—we’ll contact the winner for a size and mailing address. (Your e-mail address will appear with at, NOSPAM and dot to keep spam robots from harvesting it.)

You have until 5 p.m. EDT next Tuesday, May 27, to post your comment.

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  1. I like the item about "I believe in genealogy miracles." It shows others not to be shy in asking for information. Who knows, they might find a relative.

  2. Katherine McArthur

    1. Every day there is a new post (I figure about 4 times a week).

    2. I did like the April 1st cover but I have to say the latest post, they all seem to be so good and pertinent.

    3. I like research tips and also when you spotlight good websites and tell how to use them.

    Thanks for a great blog and my favorite magazine of all is Family Tree Magazine.
    Kathy McArthur

  3. How many times a week do you read the Genealogy Insider blog?

    Twice or three times a week.

    What is your all-time favorite Genealogy Insider blog post?

    Family Tree Magazine, Simpsonized.

    What family history topics would you like to see the Genealogy Insider cover more often?

    Celebrity roots.

  4. * How many times a week do you read the Genealogy Insider blog?

    ** I just found this place. How could I have missed it! Wow, this is so great

    * What is your all-time favorite Genealogy Insider blog post?

    ** I am new and need to look around more

    * What family history topics would you like to see the Genealogy Insider cover more often?

    *** Heirlooms

  5. How many times a week do you read the Genealogy Insider blog? Only once because of time restraints
    What is your all-time favorite Genealogy Insider blog post? Any tips and Genealogy Miracles
    What family history topics would you like to see the Genealogy Insider cover more often? Getting information from other countries like Poland and Ukraine

  6. 1. I read the blog at each posting, I am on a miling list.
    2. I really liked the job posting for the Federal job in Washington DC
    3. I enjoy the serendepity / lucky finds the best

    Joetta McCallister Kuhn
    Alum Creek, WV

  7. I read it at least once a week, sometimes more if I’m looking for a solution to a particular problem to see if someone else has the same question.

    My favorite was Chart Challenge, not being the most computer literate person around.

    What I would like to see is information that would tell me where I could find records for states who didn’t keep vital records until later years. My brick wall is finding info on my South Carolina ancestors when SC didn’t keep records until 1915!!

  8. I can’t believe that I’m just discovering the genealogy insider blog. I’m glad that it is only the 1st birthday and not the wedding day, etc. of the blog.

    I’m thrilled to see all the subjects that have been covered this year. I’m going to spend a lot of time catching up and discovering a favorite.

    I’d like to find sources for translation that can handle documents in cursive. I might be able to use a dictionary and get the gist of typewritten or keyboarded documents but I’ve been stumped by notes handwritten in French.

  9. I want to read the blog more often than once a week but I don’t have the time I need to spend on it.

    I like the cemetery blog

    Everything is interesting

  10. 1. I have you automatically sent to my mail box. This is a good thing.

    2. This is a unfair question – I had to go back and review several, which is great fun, btw – and found some I’d never seen. Really liked the "Family Tree Firsts" series by Grace; I love the Court Records coverages – especially the Old Bailey link. But my most-est favorite-ist postings are about current happenings in the genealogy field – industry, software, people and places.

    3. I don’t have enough imagination to ask for stuff you don’t cover.

  11. How many times a week do you read the Genealogy Insider blog?

    Every week, especially when there is an interesting topic

    What is your all-time favorite Genealogy Insider blog post?

    Definitely the April 1st cover, that was great!

    What family history topics would you like to see the Genealogy Insider cover more often?

    Land records and Immigration records

  12. Victoria Kondovski

    I’m a first time visitor so I guess I’ve only read it once. I don’t have a favourite post yet but there’s a lot of interesting info here. I’m hoping that there will be relvant things to trace my and my husband’s family.

  13. 1)How many times a week do you read the Genealogy Insider blog?

    5

    2)What is your all-time favorite Genealogy Insider blog post?

    Genealogy Insider

    3)What family history topics would you like to see the Genealogy Insider cover more often?

    New (free) record sources.

  14. I read the whole Insider every time I get a notice of a new issue by email. One of my favorite posts was the story posted Friday, May 2, 2008 titled "San Francisco’s Historic Mission Dolores Cemetery". I’d like to see more frequent articles related to ‘anything cemetery.’

  15. How many times a week do you read the Genealogy Insider blog?
    *I check it twice a week.
    What is your all-time favorite Genealogy Insider blog post?
    *Too many to list…those that give me a new clue.
    What family history topics would you like to see the Genealogy Insider cover more often?
    *Making family history crafts and ways of displaying family history in our homes.

  16. I read it when I get an email to remind me.
    I really liked the Sneak Peek on the Midwest Genealogy Center.
    I would like info on what to do when you hit a dead end on a search.

  17. I read it a couple times to see if I missed a likely link to the information that I am seeking.

    Sometimes the blogs has some interesting information that needs further investigation on my part.

    More information that is accessible on the links. Preferrably around the 1700 to 1800 timeline.

  18. 1. I read your blog via RSS and I read my RSS feeds just about every day. So I’m basically reading your new posts the day after you post it, as many times a week as you post it.

    2. Video: Making Genealogy Fun for Kids. Blogs are normally so impersonal. You never get to know the person who is writing it. But when you linked to the clip of yourself on the San Diego morning news, you suddenly became someone real to me. Since then, I’ve found I’ve enjoyed every post on your blog much more. I should probably do the same on my blog. p.s. You might want to update your picture on your blog for your short hair.

    3. I am interested in genealogy software. You’ve done a good job in reviewing various programs and posting software new. Keep it up!

    Your contest is a great idea. I’d love to win a t-shirt.

  19. Margaret Rutledge

    1 Today was my first day. My cousin sent the link to me and after reading today’s I will read it whenever there is a new posting.
    2 April 24, 2008 tips for searching Google Books, but the April Fool’s cover was pretty cool too.
    3 I would like to know how to make requests under the Freedom of Information Act most effectively. I started to do that for my Dad (33 years military service) and found you have to send a different form to each of about 30 departments. I got really bogged down right there.

  20. 1. every posting.
    2. Shelby County, TN Public Records. I found my grand father records when he bought the house I was born in.
    3.Waiting just for the right thing on my family tree.

  21. 1 I read all of them; I am on the mailing list.
    2 All the hints; valuable resource.
    3 More information on how to access infrom from Germany and the Austrian-Hungarian area for those of us that do not speak the language.

  22. 1. Read them when they come, I am on the mailing list.

    2. All information sent have had useful information.

    3. Keep the new information coming, helps in searching for those elusive ‘Dead Relatives’.
    Thank you.

  23. Margie Szymanskyj

    How many times a week do you read the Genealogy Insider blog? This is the first I’ve heard of it. So, answer is zero.

    What is your all-time favorite Genealogy Insider blog post? I don’t have one. See answer above.

    What family history topics would you like to see the Genealogy Insider cover more often? Since I am a beginner, I’d like to see detailed, item by item instructions on how to find documents. I’ve read many books, gone to many conferences, and read the help information on Ancestry and other websites, but so much of it is vague. As I said, I’m not familiar with your blog, so maybe that’s not even what your blog discusses. But I’d sure like to find better help.

  24. 1. Everytime I get a post.
    2. I Like everything you send. There is so much information that I can’t choose which is my favorite. They all are.
    3. Would like to see more on researching women and brick walls.

  25. 1. Basically 2-3 times a week. Usually after I see the new topics.

    2. I enjoyed the family history :Favorite Ancestor one.

    3. Other ways to share and look for the brick wall busters.

  26. 1. Every day!

    2. Every one, because all have things helpful for me.

    3. Anything on breaking down brick walls, especially those connected to Irish research.

  27. 1. I would love to read it everyday, but only have time to read once a week.
    2. My favorite is the one that is helping me solve my current problem.
    3. All topics seem to help me. Even if the topic at first doesn’t seem to apply to my current situation, I will remember reading it later when it does apply. Keep up the great work. But if I had to say one topic, finding runaway relatives. My great-great grandfather desserted his family, reconnected years later with a brief letter but still I can’t find him.

  28. 1. Whenever I see updates on my RSS feed
    2. ‘Delving into DNA’ – I did a DNA test around the same time and I’m interested to see how your test goes
    3. Events, large & small, all over the country / Heirloom & Preservation

  29. How many times a week do you read the Genealogy Insider blog? Just discovering it…I read it when I get a chance…probably every couple of weeks.
    What is your all-time favorite Genealogy Insider blog post?
    Peeps search for their ancestors! Too bad they didn’t find any Cadbury’s 🙂
    What family history topics would you like to see the Genealogy Insider cover more often? Listings by state…where are good places to search for a particular state…like listings of government records, forums, etc

  30. 1.I read the Genealogy Insider Blog as soon as a new email arrives. If its an article I particularly want to follow up on I save a copy so I can review it anytime.

    2. My favourite insider blog, the various uses and ways to use Google.

    3. More articles on Irish research particularly Northern Ireland.

  31. 1~Very little. i do not really understand a "blog".
    2~Haven’t read enough to have a favorite.
    3~Most articles seem to help me in one way or another but I would like to see something about Finland as my maternal grandparents were born there.

  32. How many times a week do you read the Genealogy Insider blog?

    THis is my first time here

    What is your all-time favorite Genealogy Insider blog post?

    No Idea

    What family history topics would you like to see the Genealogy Insider cover more often?

    No Idea.

  33. 1)How many times a week do you read the Genealogy Insider blog?

    I just found this site! I cannot believe that all of this information has been available for a year and I missed it! I have a lot of catching up to do.

    2)What is your all-time favorite Genealogy Insider blog post?

    I’m not sure yet, but I really like all of the tips that are provided.

    3)What family history topics would you like to see the Genealogy Insider cover more often?

    Native American (Cherokee) research, specifically related to settlements in other states from the Trail of Tears, for instance, in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri.

    Thank you for this GREAT service. I am so glad that you sent me this T-shirt offer.

    Peggy

  34. 1. Several times a week.
    2. The tamagachi tree article and video, the April Fools cover, and best of all, the one where you say I have awesome photoshop skills.
    3. It goes without saying that I enjoy articles about Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org and The Ancestry Insider. You probably also know that I like stories about serendipity in genealogy. I enjoy hearing the news from national conferences when I am unable to attend.

    Keep up the good work.

  35. * How many times a week do you read the Genealogy Insider blog?
    ** two or three times a week

    * What is your all-time favorite Genealogy Insider blog post?
    ** I haven’t seen my favorite yet! Think I missed the April 1st one!!

    * What family history topics would you like to see the Genealogy Insider cover more often?
    ** Brickwalls, have a couple I want to tear down.

  36. 1. I check my RSS feed daily. When I see a new post I read it immediately.
    2. To be honest I really like the "Happy Blogiversary to Us!" just for the new word: bogiversary! April Fools gave a good laugh. But the other real ones I liked was the posts about the job in D.C. on 13 May 2008, as well as "We’re Famous!" on 25 Apr 2008. It’s nice to know that you guys keep up with the FH news from other places. Very aware of things–I like it!
    3. Scottish research tips and sources. Scotland always seem to be overlooked by the general "British" research when usually that just ends up being England. I’m sure that the Scots would love a little spotlight once and a while.

  37. I love the t-shirt!

    How many times a week do you read the Genealogy Insider blog?
    I read the blog every time I receive an email that the blog is updated. I love the information provided because it keeps me abreast of the latest genealogical developments.

    What is your all-time favorite Genealogy Insider blog post?

    I really enjoyed the blog about Maureen Taylor photo detective update when she was featured in the Wall Street Journal. Great stuff!

    What family history topics would you like to see the Genealogy Insider cover more often?

    I like all of the topics and look forward to all of the news updates. Food, family history month and women’s history month are information I enjoyed and will continue to look forward to.

  38. Well, I’m just a newbie at the Genealogy Insider, but I try to check it out once a week, my favorite blogs are anything about cemeteries, and I love any information about FREE resources.
    Thanks so much for everything!!

  39. This is the first time I have ever heard of the blog. I Love IT!
    Looking back at articles. I lvoe the story of Octoberfest in Cinncinatti. I am German/French and I love hearinf of things i didn’t grow up with.
    I would love to see more about cemeteries and local histories.

  40. This is my first time visiting the site but I’m bookmarking and will probably be able to check in a couple times a week. I haven’t read enough on the site to know what my favorite article is yet. I’m really just starting to do our family search. I have lots of info on one side but hardly anything on the other and not many relatives to help out. I’d really like a series for beginners.

  41. This is the first time I have read your blog
    The Celebrity Roots blog
    An article on genetic diseases, such as Celiac, Thalassemia, Sickle Cell…you could call it "when genealogy can save your life"

  42. 1-didn’t know it was here thi now
    2-since this is the first I knew of it, I haven’t had time tio read all to chose a favorite
    3-from what I have seen, I like it all

  43. 1. I check Genealogy Insider every day because I need to know what is out there and what works.
    2. All of the articles and blogs are interesting to me – I can’t get enough.
    3. I’m into digitalized records and sites that are for free – I like them alot.