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!
Copyright © 2008 by Stephen J. Danko