Saturday, July 30, 2011

Surname Saturday - PLEASE! List Surnames on Blog

This is a twist to Surname Saturday.  I have looked at a lot of blogs.  Many of them mention ancestors in a posting.  Unfortunately, I am unable to find a list, ANYPLACE on the blog, of the surnames the blogger is researching.  This is frustrating to me.  Yes, I'll still read the blogs; they're interesting.  BUT, I'd love to know the names of other ancestors.  Perhaps we're cousins and just don't know it. 

So, my request is that if your blog talks about ancestors, please, someplace on the blog, list the surnames related to you.  I'd love it and you may find a lot more readers who can help you. 


  1. Hi Karen!

    I agree with you! I am on Wordpress and I use the tags for my surnames. Works very well for me and the names are prominently displayed on every page.

    Have a great day!
    Ruth Stephens

  2. Thank you Ruth. I've looked at a few more blogs, some of which have a posting with a surname that is one of my surnames. Unfortunately I can't find another surname to have an idea if we are interested in the same line. Karen

  3. Hi Karen,

    I have a series of tabs along the top of my blog which take readers to specific nationalities/ethnicities in our family tree, and each page lists the surnames being researched. Since my blog is cross-cultural, I figured it would be easier for readers to sort through the surnames quickly.