A Heartfelt Thanksgiving

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As many genealogy bloggers are either traveling over the river and through the woods, or getting ready to host family, most of us will take some time and say thanks – either through a blog post, in a prayer, or perhaps aloud to our family and friends.

I would like to thank all the readers of GeneaBloggers for helping to build a vibrant community of genealogy and family history bloggers.  Whether engaged on Facebook, or Twitter or blog posts, it continues to amaze me what a great time it is to be a genealogist!

GeneaBloggers will have its 500,000th visitor (yes, can you believe it?) sometime next week and I want to thank everyone for their support.

Here is a list of Thanksgiving posts from genealogy bloggers:


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Wordless Wednesday November 25, 2009

Today is Wordless Wednesday. If you have your own genealogy or family history related blog, you can participate in Wordless Wednesday. What is it?

Wordless Wednesday is a daily blogging theme used by many genealogy bloggers to help them post content on their sites.

To participate in Wordless Wednesday simply create a post with the main focus being a photograph or image. Some people also include attribute information as to the source of the image (date, location, owner, etc.). Some have begun doing a “Not So Wordless Wednesday” with the main focus still being an image but there is a backstory to the image. You can read more about Wordless Wednsday here at gene@pedia.

Here are the latest Wordless Wednesday posts from our member genealogy bloggers:

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Resources for PDF

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Many genealogists as well as bloggers take advantage of the PDF file format when creating and posting content.  Here are some tools to leverage the power of PDF:

General

  • YouPublisher (for creating two-page flip PDFs – very slick!)

Converting

Editing

Forms

Printing

  • PDFCreator (free program to create PDFs out of almost any file)
  • Tabbloid (print blog posts to PDF newsletter)
  • tweetbook (print your Twitter tweets to PDF diary)

Security

  • Free My PDF (unlock security, remove passwords, unlock printing restrictions)

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