Blogging in the Past Lane

Six easy lessons on preparing, writing and sharing family history blog posts

Blogging in the Past Lane means posting stories about your Ancestors into your blog. You don't need to be a genealogist or even a family historian, you may just want to preserve the stories of your family for your family. This short course will provide you with an easy to share process of writing your family stories using your computer,

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Welcome to Blogging in the Past Lane

    • How to use this course

  • 2

    Explore Family History Blogging

    • How to Choose a Blog Platform

    • How to Explore Family History Blogs

    • Bonus: How to Find Helpful Geneabloggers

    • How to Create your Family History Blog Site

  • 3

    Prepare to Post your Story

    • How to Plan your Family History Blog Schedule

    • How to Write your Family History Blog Post Content

    • Download your Family History Blog Checklist

    • Bonus: How to find Blog Writing Prompts

  • 4

    Publish and Share your Blog

    • How to Publish Posts in your Blog : Blogger

    • How to Publish Posts in your Blog : Wordpress

    • Bonus: How to share your blog post to Social Media

  • 5

    Next Steps...

    • Extra Resource: Know your Ancestor Data Sheet

    • Your feedback please

    • But Wait, There's More: Consider the Family Story Magic course!

  • 6

    Course Completion Module

    • Proceed to the Advanced Lane

    • Do you want to dig deeper and Create more Family Stories? Enrol in the 'How to Create Family Stories' course!

    • Need help with your Research or Story Writing? Would you like to book an appointment with me?

Student reviews

Feedback from participants

5 star rating

I Love the title as it grabs one's attention immediately and promises a look into our past.

Anne Hancock

It was easy to follow all the steps along the way.

It was easy to follow all the steps along the way.

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Wonderful

Sharon Woodsum

Your information and hints are sequenced in a way to make them seem possible for me to accomplish. I LOVE your weekly reminders to continue which makes your course easy to click on so I don't have to hunt for the link. Thank you!!!

Your information and hints are sequenced in a way to make them seem possible for me to accomplish. I LOVE your weekly reminders to continue which makes your course easy to click on so I don't have to hunt for the link. Thank you!!!

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5 star rating

Better Blogging - here we come!

Helen Shields

Lots in this free course to make me think - which family history blogs do I enjoy and why? Is that what I want to achieve in my own blog? Who is my target audience? What turns an interesting story into a good blog? Lots of links to useful reso...

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Lots in this free course to make me think - which family history blogs do I enjoy and why? Is that what I want to achieve in my own blog? Who is my target audience? What turns an interesting story into a good blog? Lots of links to useful resources too. Plus first steps for those who have not yet started a blog. Thank you.

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