Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Congratulations Jasia and Randy!

Two of my favorite blocks in the Genealogy Bloggers Quilt, CreativeGene and Genea-musings, are central to an article in the July 2007 issue of Family Tree Magazine.

Both Jasia's (CreativeGene) and Randy Seaver's (Genea-musings) blogs are extensively quoted in a branching out Special Report entitled Disappearing Act? Local genealogical societies are reporting steadily shrinking membership, by Diane Haddad.

I have read Jasia's blog articles on the decline in genealocial society membership and was extremely impressed by them and the creative ideas she offered. So much so, that I have emailed the link to many of the societies I work with.

Those articles were the inspiration for a new avenue of promoting one of the genealogical alumni associations to which I belong. We volunteered for our local Public Broadcasting Station during their Pledge Break. Those who volunteered wore our organization's colors and logo and our organization was given time on-air to do a promotion for the group. It was a success in getting our organization and what we do in the public eye.

As we have come to expect from Randy, he gives his common sense approach to the subject. "It isn't all online," Randy is quoted as blogging from the perspective of a society member. There is an excellent discussion of his blogging regarding adjusting programs for those with little time.

Congratulations you two, the world is listening. Now everyone pick up a copy of Family Tree Magazine and read it for yourself.


Blogger Jasia said...

Oh, man! You're teasing me now! I called my local bookstore and they told me they don't have the July issue in yet, maybe on Friday they'll get it. So I haven't even had a chance to read what I said yet ;-)

Thanks for the mention and promo on your blog, Maven. I'm sure I'll have some kind of comment on the article once I've had a chance to read it.

May 16, 2007 at 4:06 PM  

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