Welcome to Liz’s family history blog!

Hello! My name's Liz Plummer and I have a textile arts blog over at Dreaming Spirals. I have recently got into family history research and so I decided to start a blog about it, talking about my discoveries and journey along the way. Feel free to leave a comment, especially if you are also researching any of the same surnames.

Most of my ancestors lived in Staffordshire and the West Midlands in the UK; a few wandered over from Cheshire and perhaps Shropshire. The main surnames I'm researching are: Docksey, Meredith, Hopkins, Simpson, Cooke, Swetmore, Lunn, Cooper. I'll put a full list further down the sidebar.

Using Twitter for Genealogy

I follow a few family history twitterers, and today one of them alerted me to a great post by Shauna Hicks, a genealogist blogging in Australia – Using Twitter for Genealogy. So now I follow several more! I’m glad of the link, because Shauna’s other blog posts are well worth reading so I’ve subscribed to her blog in Google Reader.

Up to now, I have mostly followed quilters and artists on Twitter so I’ve organised my followers into what Twitter calls Lists and now use a web based site called Seismic to read them. I was using a Firefox addon called Echofon (which used to be Twitterfox) but that doesn’t seem to allow you to read tweets from individual lists (unless I’ve missed something here).

2 comments to Using Twitter for Genealogy

  • Shauna Hicks

    Hi Liz Thanks for your comments – interestingly my ancestors (or some of them) were from Wednesbury and West Bromwich in Staffordshire, none of the surnames match but still interesting. Regards Shauna

    • Liz

      That’s interesting, small world – what surnames do you have from there? I might have some others from brothers’ and sisters’ lines whose names I haven’t mentioned …

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