2017: Top 10 Blog Posts of All Time 1


In April 2012 The In-Depth Genealogist was started with the first post, Welcome to The In-Depth Genealogist. Since then we have posted over 1,080 blog posts. We like to take a look back at the beginning of each year to see which posts are viewed the most. Here we list our top 10 blog posts of all time.

Understanding the Scottish Naming Pattern by Christine Woodcock
Cemetery Deeds: They’re Land Records Too by Michelle Goodrum
Extract or Abstract? Both Are Vital Skills by Michelle Goodrum
On Your Own: How to Design and Construct a Family History Book to Inform and Captivate Readers by Michelle Goodrum
Start Your Research on the Right Foot by Jenny Lanctot
“You left the bodies, and you only moved the headstones!” by Jennifer Alford
Five Common Genealogical Mistakes to Avoid When Using Census Records by Jenny Lanctot
That Online Tree is NOT a Source! by Christine Woodcock
Irregular Marriages by Christine Woodcock

Take a few moments and read these posts to see why they are our top blog posts.


About Terri O'Connell

Terri O’Connell is a professional genealogist in the Chicago area, focusing on Midwestern United States Genealogy, with a main focus in Illinois and a special interest in Irish research. She is also the owner of Cruise Planners – O’Connell Cruise and Travel (terri@cruiseplanners.com), a full service travel company. Their mission is to encompass the full family: vacations, reunions, and history travel. Terri is a travel enthusiast with a passion for genealogy and enjoys bringing the two together to assist her clients in their travel needs. You can find Terri online at www.facebook.com/cruiseplannersoconnell, www.facebook.com/tracingmyfamily or you can find her at www.findingourancestors.com for all things genealogy. Terri is the Executive Director of The In-Depth Genealogist.

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One thought on “2017: Top 10 Blog Posts of All Time

  • Owain

    Very impressed with how many blog posts you have so far. Well done.

    I agree that online family trees are not sources. But used properly they can really help your research.