My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Business Cards for Genealogists

While commenting to another blogger, John Tew, about business cards, I wanted to show him what I did for mine and the company I used, and what I learned. I also learned you can't post a photo into a blog comment, so I had to compose a post in order to show the business card.

I've been using business cards since 1999 when I attended a national conference. Back then, I printed my own, putting in my name, email address and a list of surnames. All one color, one side, and nothing fancy. From there I went to Staples and the format was pretty much the same, except that the surnames were on the opposite side. A few years ago, I discovered Moo (www.moo.com) after seeing a card that Heather Rojo used. I loved the fact that I could use my own photos. Below is the back with my signature blog header, and the other side, a photo taken at a Concord, MA cemetery, and a little information.

If I need to order more, I'll make a few changes. First, I'll add my facebook address, add Lowell for my city and make sure my blog address is correct! I forgot the www, it's kind of embarrassing to tell people it's wrong, even though if they type the below, they will still reach me. Be sure to double check before ordering.

The card is a little glossy and people, non-genealogists also, are impressed with this style, rounded corners and clarity of the photos. The nice thing is you can put anything you want on to your card, like all your urls,  phone numbers, etc. Make it stand out, people will look at it.