19 June 2014

Informal Poll -- What kinds of genealogy and family history news do you like to read?

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I’d like to informally poll, you, the readers of Upfront with NGS, about what type of blog posts interest you the most.  Meaning – these are the posts that you are more likely to read.  You have a choice of many many blogs to read to get your information from.  

We recognize that no one blog can possibly give you all the family history news that is relevant -- after all, our community is quite diverse and there is a lot of news that could have relevance.  With that in mind, what types of posts keep you coming back to Upfront with NGS ?

Please post a comment to the blog post, or comment on FB or Google+, or send an e-mail to UpFront@ngsgenealogy.org with your responses.  Times change, people’s needs/interests change, and it’s always good to get a sense of what’s important to the community.

Here is a list of some types of blog posts, besides those related to NGS news, in no particular order. Do NOT feel limited by this list (I know it’s not comprehensive).  You can always share ideas for other topics of interest.

+ Upfront with NGS Mini Bytes
+ NARA, LOC News
+ Access and Preservation News (e.g. RPAC, Vital records access, etc)
+ Industry News (e.g. Ancestry.com changes in services, promotional sales, consolidations, new offerings, etc)
+ New databases
+ Conferences besides NGS (FGS, Rootstech, SCGS Jamboree, etc)
+ Case studies
+ Guest bloggers (a range of topics)
+ News items that are not specific to genealogy and yet related
+ Resource Pieces (e.g. a list of resources pertaining to a particular research strategy or record type)
+ Genealogy TV shows (e.g. WDYTYA, Genealogy Roadshow, etc)
+ Opinion Pieces (e.g. Disappearing Newspapers, What’s the truth behind the legend)
+ Award winning “new” projects
+ Social Media
+ Video series
+ Infographics (one page images that summarize a topic)
+ Technology Tips & Tools (e.g. Blogtrottr, Dropbox, Evernote, Flipboard, Phone Apps, etc)
+ Genetic Genealogy

... and, many more topics.

Again, what types of blog posts do you enjoy and/or value reading!  Thanks in advance for your input. 




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