I posted family stories, newspaper articles, summaries of family trees, etc.
I hadn't done a blog before so I was learning as I was posting.
I also purchased a domain name “marksology” which points to the blog. This personalized things just a little bit more.
When Blogger added fixed pages, I added family tree summaries, some maps, and a timeline for the Braunhart family. I researched several free web-based timelines and opted for xtimeline, which was not only easy to populate but also could be embedded in the blog quite easily.
TIP – START A BLOG
So what is the goal of family history research besides writing a bunch of facts down about ancestors and discovering family stories? “IT IS TO CONNECT WITH RELATIVES YOU DON’T KNOW”, as well as those you do know. The best thing that I did to find those unknowns and to connect people who I didn’t know how they were connected, was to start a blog. There are many platforms to choose from. Find one that you are comfortable with.
A few months after I started the blog, I joined Facebook – just for fun. There is a lot of stuff about my Facebook friends that I don’t need to know – but Facebook provides another way for people to find you – and those people may be unknown relatives!
TIP – JOIN FACEBOOK
So what is the goal of family history research besides writing a bunch of facts down about ancestors and discovering family stories? “IT IS TO CONNECT WITH RELATIVES YOU DON’T KNOW”, as well as those you do know. Using Facebook provides a mechanism for people to connect with you and it works!!!
In a later post I will prove that a blog and Facebook works to connect with new people.