I was recently honored with an article about my Family History Blog in the Everett Herald newspaper serving Everett, Snohomish County, Washington. The article, “Blogger digs into her roots: Snohomish County native works to uncover her family’s history,” quickly describes some of my family’s history related to the Snohomish County area on the Knapp and West sides.
It was fascinating to get a call to work on the article for a traditional newspaper with the popular columnist, Kristi O’Harran, and be back in “print.”
I describe a little of the story behind the family history details in the article on my family history blog in West and Knapp Families Featured in the Everett Herald, Snohomish County, Washington.
I’m honored to be featured in the Everett Herald, a newspaper that ruled my news life from childhood until adulthood, the number one source of information and news, national and local, beyond radio and television. Yet, it is also fascinating.
The columnist was cruising the web looking for historical information and genealogy from around Snohomish County and stumbled upon my family history blog and the stories from family members important to the building of Everett, Snohomish, Monroe, and the county. We exchanged a few emails talking about how to cover the story, and ended up with a mix of introduction to my family’s history in Snohomish County and the struggles of family history blogging. The print version had some minor mistakes which were corrected in the web version. It reminded me of the finality of print and the ease of updating of blogs and web content, something to which I’ve become very accustomed.
UPDATE: O’Harran just sent me an email with several names and contact information for people who recognized some of the people in the photographs from the article or know my family or has information to help me with my family history research. I’ll be calling them in the next day or so. I can’t wait. What a gift!!
I’ve written a lot on genealogy and family history, and will be doing more on how to create, develop, and sustain a family history blog. I’ve got a new series on What to Publish on Your Family History Blog and did a series here on how to create and develop a genealogy blog:
- Genealogy Blog: Starting With a Purpose and a Plan
- What’s the Difference Between a Genealogy Blog and a Normal Blog?
- Who, What, Where, and How Questions for the Plan
- Determining What Features I Want in My Blog
- The Blog Budget – How Much Does a Blog Cost?
- Choosing a Blog Title and Domain Name and URL
- The Fast Method of Setting Up a Blog
- Blog Contributors – Wanted Dead or Alive
I’m working on a series of articles featuring family history and genealogy bloggers and I’m looking for people to interview and possibly guest blog on the subject. If you host a family history or genealogy blog, I’d love to talk to you about your experiences and lessons learned.