Thursday, October 1, 2009

New Poll Created!

I haven't posted a poll in a long time, but I've decided to do one to find out which article topics my readers are interested in reading. The question for this poll is, "Which article topic are you most interested in reading?" The choices are:
  • Trippstadt, Germany Civil Death records
  • World War One ancestor
  • Irene Havens
  • Genealogy and History Thoughts Columns
  • New Civil War Pension File
  • Other topics in genealogy/history
The poll will be open for a week, and you can choose more than one answer. I am hoping that this poll will indicate which articles my readers would like to see, so that I can try to plan ahead in writing my future posts. Any other suggestions for article topics are welcome as well. Thanks!

Google Analytics Report For September 2009

Well, another month has gone by, and that means that it is time for another Google Analytics report! Here are the results for September 2009:

The top ten countries, in number of visits, are:
  1. United States - 221 visits
  2. Canada - 33 visits
  3. Brazil - 30 visits
  4. United Kingdom - 12 visits
  5. Unknown (not listed) - 6 visits
  6. India - 5 visits
  7. Netherlands - 5 visits
  8. Germany - 3 visits
  9. Argentina - 3 visits
  10. Australia - 2 visits
The top ten states in the United States, in number of visits, are:
  1. Indiana - 42 visits
  2. Michigan - 20 visits
  3. Texas - 19 visits
  4. Illinois - 18 visits
  5. California - 18 visits
  6. New York - 12 visits
  7. Virginia - 8 visits
  8. Ohio - 7 visits
  9. Pennsylvania - 6 visits
  10. Wisconsin - 6 visits
The top ten articles, in number of views, are:
  1. Saturday Night Fun - Ahnentafel Roulette - 19 views
  2. Tombstone Maker Website - 15 views
  3. And Another Late Saturday Night Fun Entry ... - 15 views
  4. Good News For the Library of Michigan? - 15 views
  5. Library of Michigan Update ... - 15 views
  6. 80th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy Posted! - 11 views
  7. 17th Edition of the Smile For The Camera Carnival Posted! - 10 views
  8. 79th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy Posted! - 10 views
  9. An Interesting Article On An Archaeological Find In the U. K. - 9 views
  10. The Pension File Came! - 9 views
Well, that is it for this month's report. To my readers, I just want to say, "Thank you for reading!" Enjoy!

If Something Were To Happen ...

For this upcoming edition of the Carnival of Genealogy, I am supposed to write an obituary for my blog in case something was to happen (ie. the blog was deleted). Instead of writing an obituary, I've just decided to mention the steps I have taken to preserve my writings in case (God forbid!) my blog is deleted by accident.

Last year, I created a mirror blog for this blog after another genealogy blogger's blog was deleted by accident, and since that time, I have been slowly adding posted articles to that blog. I am also copying the articles that I have posted in the past, and I am saving those articles in a word document until I can get all of the past articles posted on the mirror blog. So, if something should happen, I should be able to prevent any loss of work, and I should be able to get the blog back up and running if I needed to do so. You can view the mirror blog here. Hopefully, I will never have to use the mirror blog, but one can never know what the future will bring.