Ruth's Genealogy

“I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.” -Abraham Lincoln

WikiMedia Commons… as coming home again.” *

I’ve been away from genealogy and this blog for what seems like forever. Why? In a nutshell: life got too hard. Work got crazy, not enough hours in the day, lost my passion. Pick an excuse.

A few days ago, I was having another less-than-optimal day and it suddenly occurred to me: “I’m bored. I have tons of stuff that I have to do, but nothing that I want to do. I needed to find something for me.”


But I wanted to do things a little differently. A fresh start.

A new blog to begin with. Sort of.

My “old” blog has moved Ruth’s Genealogy Archives, and here you can find all blog content prior to 1 Jun 2014.

But what to do about a “new” blog? I have had a blog for many years, so should I close my eyes, hold my breath and make the leap to a blog and a web hosting account? After much consideration, I decided that wasn’t for me. While I would have more control and many more options to maintain my genealogy online, the amount of maintenance required would also be much greater.

Let’s face it, folks: a blog is a piece o’ cake to manage!

Still, a little change can be very exciting, and a lot of fun.

I decided to take the middle ground and purchase a premium theme for my old blog. A few more choices, yet nothing that would bury me. After a few days of searching, previewing and head-scratching, I decided on the Bloggy theme.

I hit the “Purchase Now” button, and in a very few clicks, my new theme was in place and rather impatiently (or was that me?) waiting for me to start using it.

A few other tasks needed taking care of (mainly, updating my RootsMagic software that had also gone unused for much too long a time), and I am back to genealogy.

Back to my passion!



*Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

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