Who was Eliza?

Eliza Williams Allen

First posted on May 24, 2010

Eliza was my great great grandmother. We grew up hearing a story about her. In this blog I will talk about how I found her using a combination of oral history, records and lots of help from cousins and cousins of cousins.

This first post, though, is just to get my feet wet. Yesterday I heard Luckie Daniels talk about genealogical blogging during our AAHGS Metro Atlanta Chapter meeting. This morning I decided to dive in and set one up. I was pretty surprised to learn that I already had two accounts with Google Blogger. I set one up in 2007 and one in 2009 but never actually set up a blog. In my confusion I used the name I wanted for my blog on one account and set up to follow several blogs on the other account. I cannot find a way to delete one or the other so my plan is to use this blog and this account for everything.

Now, how do I get an interesting view, a couple of columns and some photographs on here…..

12 Responses to Who was Eliza?

  1. Luckie. says:
    May 25, 2010 at 11:58 am

    These are exciting times Kristin! I am so proud of the AAHGS members who have decided to make the genea-leap!:-)Definitely consider joining the Genealogy community on Twitter.com –> they will be a GREAT pool of info as you get started. I’m also including the URL to a “Blogger Cheat Sheet” created by Thomas at GeneaBloggers.com.http://www.geneabloggers.com/cheat-sheets-blogger-wordpress/Click on the “Blogger” PDF link. This should answer some of your immediate questions.Just know that we are thrilled to have Metro Atlanta AAHGS repping online & are here to help!:-)

  2. May 25, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Kristin,I am so excited to see that you enjoyed Luckie’s presentation, and that you’ve joined the genea-blogging community. As Luckie said above, please also consider joining the genealogy community on Twitter; there are lots of bloggers there ready to welcome you aboard.I looking forward to reading about your journey to Finding Eliza.Sandra

  3. May 25, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Congratulations Kristin!I just I’ve added it to the blog list at GeneaBloggers. In addition, I’ve made sure your blog is listed in our search engine (http://www.geneabloggers.com/search-geneablogger-member-blogs/) so that it may be searched along with over 1,000 other genealogy blogs. Finally, I will also highlight your blog in my weekly This Week’s New Genealogy Blogs post on Saturday, 29 May 2010.Is there anything you need from us in terms of tech assistance or other advice? Check out the GeneaBloggers Welcome Wagon for lots of info: http://www.geneabloggers.com/about/. And if you need technical help, I run a tech blog for bloggers: http://fbbootcamp.blogspot.com

  4. Renate says:
    May 25, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Hi Kristin,Welcome to the blogsphere! I see you have Greens, and I do also, although right now, I don’t know of any connection to Kentucky. Good luck to you as you get started, and I’ll be following along! Renatewww.justthinking130.blogspot.comNadasue on Twitter

  5. May 25, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Welcome to the blogging community, and good luck with your search!

  6. kristin says:
    May 27, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Thanks to all to all of you for the support. I really appreciate it.

  7. May 28, 2010 at 5:53 am

    This is great! It is in such nice little stories and pieces it makes it very easy to see the connections. I am not sure how to follow you but I will save to favorites and check back in.

  8. Kristin says:
    May 28, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Ayanna, great to have a daughter reading the blog. i think to get your picture there as a follower you have to have a blogger acct or some google acct. but you can still check in and follow me without that. wonder if you could do it with your fb acct?

  9. Angela says:
    May 29, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Hello Kristin and welcome aboard!Glad to see another member of the blogging community and I look forward to reading the stories of the family as well as the stories of how you have made your discoveries. Welcome to the blogosphere.

  10. Taneya says:
    May 30, 2010 at 1:43 am

    Welcome Kristen! I’ve subscribed to your blog and look forward to reading your future posts.

  11. June 2, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Welcome to the Genea Blogging community. I look forward to reading about your research and your family.

  12. June 2, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Hallo Kristin,Welcome to this wonderful community of geneabloggers! I recently re-set my blog and one of the best things I did was join Geneabloggers and have made some really great new friends. And I am learning a lot too.If you decide to join Twitter, it would be good to follow you – I am rootsresearcher there.I have found your blog very interesting so far and look forward to seeing further posts from you.Kind regards,Christine – (rootsresearcher) So That’s Where I Get It From and Ancestors at Rest Graveyard Rabbit blogs.

2 thoughts on “Who was Eliza?

  1. So appreciate the reminder this morning Kris! Often we get so distracted by the “offerings”, we TOTALLY miss the importance of what’s being said or shared. We forget to be present & just pace ourselves. We overlook the most important thing — trust your Ancestors. Much has changed since 2010 & much remains the same but I’m still blessed to have you & your CLEAGE Ancestors among us!:)

  2. This is a great reminder not only tjat we don’t have to know it all when we start, but how to welcome our New Kids on the 5th!

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