Saturday, July 5, 2008
So, what was my impression of the new home page? I don't think the new home page is anything special. It's just so-so to me. Obviously, I don't find the new home page impressive, but I also don't see why the new home page is special. The home page, to me, appears to be nothing I haven't seen before. Of course, I haven't tried searching through this new home page. (If the search results are just as poor as the new search, my opinion will probably a bit different than it is now.) I realize that websites will change their pages around at times, but this change does not strike me as something new. It looks very similar to the main Ancestry home page that I see before I log into the site.
One of the things that I did notice was that family trees were put at the top of the page. I don't have a family tree connected to my home page, so I can still see where the search engine is from my computer screen. I personally do not want to put my family tree online, for privacy and safety concerns, so the addition of having a family tree box at the top of the page just makes me want even less to create a tree with Ancestry. Plus, I don't believe adding a "create your family tree" box to the top of the page will sit well with Ancestry's customers. I think adding that box just makes people feel that ancestry only cares about creating family tree databases. In light of incidents that happened last year, I think many genealogists are wary about sharing any information with Ancestry, especially if they believe Ancestry might claim that contributed information as their own. Of course, that's just my thoughts.
So, what do you think? As always, you can leave a comment.
- The Poplar Grove Project (This is the blog for the Maryland Plantation where a goldmine of records were found. I learned about this blog from an online genealogy group.)
- Genlighten Blog - Genealogy Documented (I learned about this blog from Miriam's post.)
- The Chart Chick (I learned about this blog from Becky's post.)
- Travels in Czech, Russian, English, Estonian, Polish (I learned about this blog from Harold's post)
You can find these and other genealogy blogs on the lower left side of the page, and you can find these and other history blogs on the right side of the page.
Friday, July 4, 2008
One more backlogged post to go ...
"AGE. As family historians, we take time to carefully mark the birth dates of our forebearers. We print out family tree charts including this all-important data. We make it a point to note at what age family members have married, had children and passed away.Take some time to look over the data that you have collected on members of your family tree, and share a story of age with us for the upcoming edition of the carnival. Do you have a member of the family who went to work to support the family while still of a tender age? Someone who accomplished something that was typically done by others beyond his or her years? A couple who married young? A couple with disparate ages? A family member who accomplished something of note at an advanced age? How about family members that lived many years, outlasting many of their relatives and friends?With the understanding that "age is often a state of mind", share your family story about someone whose story stands out because of their age, either young or old. Submit your blog article for the Carnival of Genealogy using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page."
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
The top ten countries, in number of visits, to my blog are:
- United States - 712 visits
- United Kingdom - 27 visits
- Canada - 21 visits
- Not Set - 18 visits
- Australia - 9 visits
- Israel - 5 visits
- Germany - 3 visits
- Finland - 3 visits
- South Africa - 2 visits
- Spain - 2 visits
The top ten states in the U. S., in number of visits, are:
- Michigan - 177 visits
- Texas - 68 visits
- California - 57 visits
- Illinois - 42 visits
- Not set - 35 visits
- New York - 27 visits
- Utah - 27 visits
- Ohio - 23 visits
- Washington - 21 visits
- Oregon - 20 visits
The top ten cities/towns in Michigan, in number of visits, are:
- Hamburg - 68 visits
- Whitmore Lake - 39 visits
- Oak Park - 11 visits
- Sterling Heights - 10 visits
- East Lansing - 8 visits
- Redford - 7 visits
- Grand Rapids - 5 visits
- Livonia - 4 visits
- Huntington Woods - 3 visits
- Detroit - 2 visits
The top ten articles for this month are:
- FamilySearch Lab Adds More Databases to Record Search - 47 views
- What on Earth? This is a Stupid Lawsuit ... - 43 views
- A Bell and Beau Couple: My Great-Grandparents - 30 views
- No! Ancestry's New Search Is Worse ... - 23 views
- Researching in FamilySearch Lab's Michigan Vital Records Databases, And More Genealogy Blogs I Forgot ... and Week of June 15, 2008: More Genealogy and History Blogs Added! - all tied at 20 views
- Week of June 9, 2008 and Earlier: Genealogy and History News - 19 views
- An Interesting Article On a Genealogy Gold Mine ... - 17 views
- 8th Edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy - Father's Day Edition!, Genealogy and History Thoughts Column 14 - My Thoughts on Another "Genealogy is Bunk" Article and Update On That Lake Ontario Shipwreck ... - all tied at 16 views
- Tombstone Maker Website and They May Look Cute ... - both tied at 14 views
- Things Handed Down: Traits and Characteristics and Another Lesson Learned the Hard Way ... - both tied at 13 views
Well, that is it for this month's Google Analytics Report. To my reader, I just want to say, "Thank you for reading my blog."
Sunday, June 29, 2008
- History of a locality
- Historical event
- Historical Analysis
- Historical Mysteries
- Historical Controversies
You can chose more than one answer, and you have a week to vote. Enjoy!