Just a quick post to let you know I am now the official Houston Genealogy Examiner for Examiner.com. What does this mean? I'll be writing short but informative articles that show how to perform genealogy research in the Houston, Texas area. My audience is the general public so the articles will be for everyone. While they will be targeting the Houston area, most will be for anyone to read. But I need your help.2 ways you can help:
- Read the articles when they come out. There is a subscribe button on my page and the article's page so that my article can come to you and you can read it at your leisure.
- Share the article with everyone using email, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc. While it will be Houston-specific, I will be doing it in such a way so that it's for everyone. Even if I write about using a Houston repository, my genealogical research methods will be the same. And? It will have a story. Who doesn't love a story? [Have any family members that get lost when you use the word, 'genealogy', but who like a good story? Yeah.]
To be totally transparent, I am paid by Examiner.com. [Remember? I have kids that I need to put through college.] However, I feel this is an opportunity to put some of what I've blogged before, like getting people interested in genealogy and family history research at a grass roots level, into action. Also, I hope to provide some support and guidance to local researchers as well. I don't have many roots in Houston, but because of a connection I made on Twitter, I have someone else's local family history 'stuff' that would've been thrown away if I hadn't said I'll take it. [And I have permission to use it.] Plus, I have local family history 'stuff' that I've bought at antique stores. And you know what local family history 'stuff' is code for, right?Yup. Local family stories.So please take a look at my page and first article. Sign up and spread the word. Caroline Pointer, Houston Genealogy ExaminerThank You,Caroline