Saturday, July 9, 2011

SNGF - Your Elevator Speech

Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings has another Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge:

I saw Tonia Kendrick's post #31WBGB: Write an Elevator Pitch for Your Blog and thought to myself "self, that would make a good SNGF - and lead more readers to Tonia's 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy blog too" which may help all of us! So:

1)Write your Elevator Speech...see suggestions in
#31WBGB: Write an Elevator Pitch for Your Blog. The essence of it is: "It’s a brief overview that can be delivered in the space of an elevator ride (hence, the name). “The idea is that you have a short and sharp piece that you can say about yourself when the opportunity arises..."

2) Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or in a Facebook or Google+ post.

3) Leave a comment on Tonia's blog post too telling her where she can find your "elevator speech."

I'm not one of those people who can just start a conversation with a complete stranger. Takes a little time for me to get comfy and then off I can go on any subject. Strangely, when it comes to genealogy the reserve seems to disappear in a puff of smoke.

This has been a fun challenge to get me thinking why I'm so passionate about family history. So without further ado here is the elevator speech.

Do you have family history just waiting to be unearthed? Nothing more exciting than uncovering those rattling bones.

I love solving the mysteries surrounding my ancestry. Who was my great-great grandfather? When was he born? What made him choose Maryland? Why did he declare place of birth as Russia on one census record and Poland on another?

To chronicle this journey a blog called Adventures in Genealogy was born. There I have kicked down brick walls, connected with family, and made wonderful friends. Hop over for a visit, you might be kin.

So, what is your family story? Who is in your family tree? Let's talk genealogy.


  1. Hi Deb! I'm not good at starting conversations with strangers, either. Great job with your pitch!

  2. I tend to be a little shy so I can come across as being a snob. Your pitch was great. I'll have to work on it.