What are you looking for here?

What are people looking for when they visit this blog?

According to the statistics people used the following search engine terms to find their way here:

Search Views
dead at my age 37
mysterious names 31
emily growden 25
family history blog 15
greene family history 14
deadatmyage.com 13
freecen 13
greene family crest 9
beningfield history 9
greene family australia 9
greene family 8
interesting children 8
hayes family tree 8
mollie gillen 7
thomas growdon death 6
josephine tsegaye 6
hayes history 6
hayes family history 6
beningfield family 6
edward lister green 6
geni.com scam 6
brenda hundermark 6
saundercock 6
http://www.deadatmyage.com 6
stellawood cemetery durban 6
joseph theodore chelin 5
red cross records 5
red cross war records geneva 5
green family wikipedia 5
greene family tree 5
history of beningfield 5
cade hannan 5
family history blogs 5
ogilvie family tree 5
huguenot bettac 5
family reunion sugar grove pa 5

Some of those are fairly general, and people may have found other sites through the search term that were more interesting or useful to them.

But there are some that I wish had left a message and introduced themselves, when their search term was the name of a specific person in our family tree.

Josephine Tsegaye, for example, is my fifth cousin, so it would be nice if anyone who was looking for her had left a comment to say if they were related or not, and if she was the person they were looking for.

Joseph Theodore Chelin was my wife’s grandmother’s first husband. It would be nice to know if he was the one they were looking for, or if it was someone else of the same name.

Edward Lister Green was my wife’s great great grandfather’s brother, and we are in touch with some of his descendants, and would like to make contact with more. If would have been nice if people left a comment to say if they had found what they were looking for or not — well in his case, perhaps some did, because we have had some comments from that side of the family.

But we have quite a bit more information on some families than is posted on the blog, and if people are related and genuinely want to make contact, we would gladly share it with them.

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2 Responses

  1. It’s funny the things that bring people to our blogs, isn’t it? I often sit and scratch my head when I read my reports.

  2. I’ve had the same frustrations as you with visitors – some of them returning many times – who seem interested in some of the individuals or places featured on my blog.
    I never thought of blogging about it – this is a great idea !!!
    Welcome to Geneabloggers!
    Evelyn in Montreal
    A Canadian Family – home of A Festival of Postcards
    All Things Quebec

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