May I Introduce To You . . . Leah Allen

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May I introduce you to Leah Allen’s blog, The Internet Genealogist.

Leah’s interest in family history came at a very early age when her sixth grade computer  teacher spent all of her free time in the computer lab room researching on Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org With Leah spending all of her free time in the same room, she wondered what her teacher was getting so excited about! Eventually, Leah asked and her teacher explained her passion for genealogy.  Between Leah’s teacher and her great grandmother passing and leaving mementos to the family, Leah was inspired to start her own family history journey.

She started a genealogy website on Freepages through RootsWeb. Later, Leah figured a blog would be a great way for others to follow her website updates.  Leah told me that while her blog is going very well, her Freepages website is a bit neglected!

Leah’s Family and Her Blog

Leah seems to be the only genealogy buff in the family for now. If there is any interest or questions, Leah’s family will just ask her since most of her family has very little interest in family history or genealogy blogging.

How Leah Follows the Rest of Us

Leah uses Google Reader to check in on the geneablogging community. She is just about up to 80 blogs on her Google Reader list. Leah checks at least two to three a week from the “new genealogy blogs” posts at GeneaBloggers, so she reads about two dozen posts a day.

Leah’s Thoughts On Starting a Blog

Leah’s biggest fears in starting her blog mirror mine as well as many others –  she thought she would have very little to offer and that others would think that she has no business blogging or writing about her family history and genealogy.  Joining GeneaBloggers erased all her fears and she feels that joining was the best decision she has made! Leah says she has received nothing but support and acceptance from the geneablogger community and her only regret is that she didn’t do it sooner!

I couldn’t agree more with Leah.  I call them my genea-family. We geneabloggers are truly like a family, we support, encourage, help and take care of each other. We understand each other and Leah feels that camaraderie.

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Leah does a wonderful job blogging her family history. I enjoy reading her blog with its cheerful and unique style.  Take a look and let her know you stopped by –  she is a great addition to our geneablogger community!

© 2009, copyright Gini Webb

Gini Webb lives in San Diego, California and manages her own blog, Ginisology, while also researching her own German heritage, working full-time, enjoying life with wonderful husband Steve and visiting with her six (soon to be seven) grandchildren!

Are you a genealogy blogger who would like to be interviewed for the “May I Introduce To You . . .” series? If so, contact Gini Webb via e-mail.

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