Eighth Blogiversary!

It’s January 23rd and time to celebrate another blogiversary with this 675th post.

All-Time Top 10 Posts and Pages

Source Citation Trick for WordPress.com – HTML Code (

How I Got My MISSING AncestryDNA Circles Back (

The Ancestors – a page listing all of the articles I’ve written in the past 8 years.

Old Photographs Saved From Trash Can – a page listing the articles I wrote on a collection of photographs.

6 AncestryDNA Notes for Easier Comparison (

Step by Step Guide to Accessing Browse-only Records on FamilySearch (

Dear Cousin – We Have a DNA Match, Now What? ()

Genealogy Toolbox: Links to West Virginia Land Deeds on FamilySearch ()

James SIMS (1754-1845) Pioneer of Nicholas County, West Virginia (my first attempt at writing about an ancestor, written in February 2002, updated on )

About Cathy Meder-Dempsey (my about page last updated 16 January 2021. I’m flattered by the number of people who are interested in the person being Opening Doors in Brick Walls)

All-Time Stats – Top 10 Countries

The United States (226,317) leads at the top of the list followed by Luxembourg (9,909), Germany (8,831), Canada (7,974), the United Kingdom (6,572), Australia (4,473), Brazil (3,308), France (2,735), Belgium (1,523), and Ireland (1,276).

One Story at a Time…

During my eight years of blogging and following other genealogy bloggers, I learned more about genealogy research and writing. During my first year, I was only interested in getting the story written. I linked to many online documents and, over the years, I’ve come to see the error in my ways.

I’ve been revisiting my 52 Ancestors posts from 2014, adding footnotes, fixing the format, and watermarking photos. One week at a time, I’m sharing the REVISED posts on my Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram. A featured image, something that was missing when I first started blogging, is also being added to each post.

52 Ancestors: #1 Fred Roosevelt DEMPSEY 1935-1974

52 Ancestors: #2 Fred Rothwell DEMPSEY 1899-1975

52 Ancestors: #3 Myrtle Hazel ROOP 1906-1997

52 Ancestors: #4 William Henderson DEMPSEY 1860-1941

Due to this project, I may have less time to research and write about The Ancestors this year. However, I’m finding bits and pieces that were missed or not mentioned the first time around. These will be used to write some interesting posts in the future. Best of all, one story at a time, I’m cleaning up my GEDCOM file. This will make researching and writing easier and faster.

Happy 8th Blogiversary

Thanks to everyone who follows me. The support of my genealogy friends and bloggers has been and continues to be awesome. Thank you, too, for your wonderful comments over the years. Let’s celebrate!

© 2022, copyright Cathy Meder-Dempsey. All rights reserved.

Author: Cathy Meder-Dempsey

When I’m not doing genealogy and blogging, I spend time riding my racing bike with my husband through the wonderful Luxembourg countryside.

21 thoughts on “Eighth Blogiversary!”

  1. Congratulations! I am also now in my ninth year of blogging—my 8th anniversary was back in September. And I’ve learned so much from you along the way! So thank you!!

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  2. Happy blogiversary! A big milestone. You are inspiring me to go back to my earliest posts, check sources, try to add watermarked photos, and revise now that I know a lot more than I did back in the day. It’s a “little by little” project for me.

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  3. Happy 8th blogiversary, Cathy. We’re continuing to move along the blogging trail together as we begin Year 9. I am still in awe of the family records that you continue to find in Europe. If only they also existed in the U.S. south!

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  4. Hi Cathy,
    I am definitely one of your biggest fans, so congrats on your Eighth Blogiversary! You’ve taught me so much just by following your posts since I began blogging. As always, keep up the great work. Brian

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    1. Thank you, Kristen. “Stream of consciousness genealogy” – wow, that sounds good. You’ll want to look into Markdown to do footnotes in the classic editor. Don’t bother reading the post Source Citation Trick for WordPress.com – HTML Code. Just scroll down to the very end of the post to read the update.

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