23 June 2014

Informal Poll (Part 2) -- Thanks for your time, please keep comments coming, NEW questions about Upfront with NGS Mini Bytes (please respond)

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Thanks to everyone who emailed, posted on Google+ or posted on FB responses to: Informal Poll -- What kinds of genealogy and family history news do you like to read?  If you haven’t yet responded, please do so!  Your comments, thoughts and suggestions are always welcome.

I have read every response so far received and I will re-read them in a few days as I “plot and plan” future posts.

That said, many respondents talked about learning about new “resources” ...

As you may know, Upfront with NGS Mini Bytes has been a platform for periodically sharing “eight tasty bits of genealogy news that will help give you a deeper byte into your family history research.” Many of these bits of information are about new resources (databases, websites, etc).

This feature has been a vehicle for sharing “more” news than can be handled by the blog’s a piece-a-day format.  It has also allowed the blog to share news of a more localized nature (a local archive, a database for a particular emigrant group, etc) which may not be of interest to everyone and yet of immense interest to some of our readers.  

To create this feature, many, many genealogy newsletters, blogs and news outlets are monitored and yet, it’s not possible to bring attention to everything that crosses our desk nor can I spend the time to read every genealogy-related newsletter, blog post or news outlet in existence.

Now to the questions (again – please directly email to [email protected] or post on FB or Google+):
+ Would you like to see this as a weekly feature or continue with it as a biweekly? (Note: we paused in producing this piece this month due to personnel changes at NGS)
+ Would you be willing to help contribute to this piece by passing news items along to us that you haven’t seen reported on? We love to share news and would be happy to credit your contribution.
+ Are you happy with the variety and brevity of the pieces?
+ Do you have any suggestions?

Again, your input as dedicated Upfront with NGS readers is invaluable to ensuring that the blog remains a part of your regular reading routine.

Editor’s Note: I am not tweet savvy (though I did dabble at it while at the NGS conference this year in support of the NGS staff getting news out).  All Upfront with NGS posts are “tweeted” to @ngsgenealogy.  Please feel free to respond via a response tweet to either of these posts.  I can check your twitter “replies.”

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