It has been fascinating to read the “top ten” lists of other geneabloggers this week, like Judy Russell’s list and Amy Johnson Crow’s list. We thought it would be fun to join the conversation, so here are the top ten most viewed articles from our blog for 2016, starting with number 10:
10. Source Citations: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
9. What Do I Do Next? 5 Tips for Using FamilySearch Partners
8. How to Improve the FamilySearch Family Tree by Applying the Genealogical Proof Standard
7. How to Transfer a Family Tree to FamilySearch
6. Web Index of Family History Ideas for Children and Teens
5. Make a Pie Chart of your Ancestors’ Home Countries with Grandma’s Pie
4. MISSION POSSIBLE Youth Activity
3. See Yourself in the Temple – Family History FHE Lesson
and the most popular post for 2016 is:
1. Research Logs: The Key to Organizing Your Family History
I wonder – are the most read genealogy how-to articles a measure of what’s needed in the family history industry? If so, then we need more helps and tools for organizing research and creating source citations! Amy Johnson Crow’s second most popular post was about creating a research plan. Randy Seaver’s series of articles about creating source citations in RootsMagic were popular. Judy Russell’s Image citation how-to made her list. Our most viewed post, about research logs, received 2,000 more hits than the next most viewed post. Did you notice any themes in the lists?
I’m glad everyone was gathering their most popular posts to share this week because it inspired me to take a look at our website’s stats and be more mindful of our audience as I plan for 2017. Our niche is FamilySearch, LDS ideas, and creating/sharing with family members, but many of our research tips were popular too.
I plan to create another FHE lesson next year, since the “See Yourself in the Temple” post did so well. We are also hoping to share more about our usage of DNA for genealogy next year, and of course, I’ll be sharing lots of ideas for how to teach family history to children and teens.
What subjects are you interested in reading about in 2017?
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