Saturday, July 9, 2011

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Your Elevator Speech

From Randy Seaver over at Genea-Musings:

Hey geneaphiles, it's Saturday Night, and time for another dose of Genealogy Fun!!!

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:

I saw Tonia Kendrick's post  and thought to myself "self, that would make a good SNGF - and lead more readers to Tonia's 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy blog too" which may help all of us!  So:

1)  Write your Elevator Speech...see suggestions in #31WBGB: Write an Elevator Pitch for Your Blog.  The essence of it is:  "It’s a brief overview that can be delivered in the space of an elevator ride (hence, the name). “The idea is that you have a short and sharp piece that you can say about yourself when the opportunity arises..."

2)  Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or in a Facebook or Google+ post.

3)  Leave a comment on Tonia's blog post too telling her where she can find your "elevator speech."

"Do you like puzzles?  Well, for me, doing genealogy is like putting together a puzzle.  I start with the outside pieces (what I know for sure about my immediate family) and then I do lots of fun research to fill in the rest of the pieces.  It can also be like a good mystery.  You never know what you might find out about your grand uncle and his bootlegging business or your great-grandfather and the real reason he had to leave Germany and immigrate to the United States.  My blog is where I share the puzzle pieces and mysteries, and how I figured out both."


  1. You really brought out the fun and mystery of doing genealogy!

  2. Hi Liz, this is great. I like the way you weave "puzzles" throughout. That's what I love about genealogy, too - the mystery, the hunt, the puzzle. Thanks for playing!