Two Years and 730 Articles Later…

Today is the second anniversary of Steve’s Genealogy blog!

Two years ago, I wrote my first tentative post and then proceeded to fly to Salt Lake City for the United Polish Genealogical Societies (UPGS) Conference. Several of my first posts were written in the Family History Library itself.

As it turns out, the UPGS 2008 Conference starts on Friday evening, so I’ll be blogging directly from the Family History Library again this weekend.

As of today, I’ve written 730 articles, which works out to almost exactly one post per day for two years. Not bad.

From the start, one of the primary goals of this blog was to publish my family history and link the events in the family history to images of the original documents. I want people to see how I came to the conclusions I did. I want people to point out errors. I want people to provide suggestions. I want the world to see that the genealogies I’ve compiled are worthy of their confidence and trust.

And, I want to share my work with others.

Anyone who reads this blog can take the facts I’ve compiled and use them in their own family history research without any need to ask permission. However, the narratives I’ve written and the photographs I’ve taken are copyrighted. If anyone wishes to reproduce any content to which I own the copyright, I simply request that you ask my permission and credit me as the author.

In the course of posting these records, I’ve connected with cousins in Poland, England, and the United States who found information about our common ancestors on my blog. I’ve also connected with a few people who may be related, but we still need to find some original sources with primary information in order to confirm our relationship.

I’ve received queries from a number of people asking me for genealogical guidance and advice. I try to help people out when I can. Likewise, I’ve received messages from a number of people providing me with advice, information, and corrections to what I have posted. Thanks to everyone who has helped me in my genealogical research. I really would not be as far along in my research without their help!

Three other genealogy bloggers also started a blog in April 2006: Randy Seaver, Megan Smolenyak, and Joe Beine. Here’s to two years of blogging and a virtual toast for many more!

Copyright © 2008 by Stephen J. Danko

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17 Responses to Two Years and 730 Articles Later…

  1. Donna says:


    Congratulations! Here’s to many more… Unfortunately, I won’t be able to meet you at this year’s UPGS conference since I decided not to travel since I still wasn’t feeling too well. I feel much better now, but the decision was made to stay home. I can’t wait to read your blog to hear all about what I am missing this weekend.


  2. I wish I would have found your blog sooner!

  3. Bill West says:

    Congratulations Steve!

  4. Happy 2nd Anniversary Steve! Keep up the good work.

  5. Jasia says:

    Congrats on your 2-year blogging anniversary Steve!

  6. Congratulations, Steve! A post a day is very impressive. Even though I have no Polish ancestors (at least, not that I’m aware of) I enjoy reading your posts and have learned a thing or two as well. Looking forward to many more.

  7. Cheryl says:

    It is such a pleasure reading your blog. You have done a remarkable job, posting 730 articles in two years! You have shown your dedication and love for what you are doing! Many, many more blogs to come we hope. Congratualions on yur two year anniversary, where does the time go?

  8. Happy Anniversary Steve!

  9. Elizabeth says:

    Happy Anniversary! Your blog is wonderful, I learn something new all the time!

  10. Congratulations, Steve! I always enjoy reading your posts and have learned so much about Eastern European history and genealogy, even though (to my knowledge) I do not have that heritage. I especially enjoy the posts you write for the COG. Cheers!

  11. Barbara P. says:

    I can’t believe it has been two years since I first read your first blog. How do you come up with all your topics, you get more and more creative with your entries. It has been a joy to log on to your site and read your postings. Happy Anniversary.

  12. Janice Brown says:

    Congrats Steve! You and I started blogging about the same time, but you certainly have written more articles than I have!

    May you have many more years of blogging!


  13. Lisa says:

    I have always been impressed by the amazing detail with which you consistently research and write about your family’s genealogy. If only I had someone like you in my own family to assist me in my search for Eastern European roots!

    Keep up the good work. Your research and your blog are an inspiration to many.

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  14. Laura says:

    Happy 2nd anniversary, and here’s to many more!


  15. Apple says:

    Congratulations Steve!

  16. Thanks, everyone! I sincerely appreciate your congratulations and good wishes!

  17. Lee says:

    Congratulations, Steve! It’s hard to believe it’s been that long.

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