Blogiversary: Roots of Kinship is 3 years old!

Today is the third anniversary of Roots of Kinship as a blog!  I have not been able to spend as much time as I would like on the blog in the last year, as I’ve been very busy with my day job, including a lot of travel.  This year, I’m resolving to plan better and publish at least one post per week – even if a small post.  To make that easier to do, I’m working on a plan for my 2016 posts, and trying to write and schedule posts in batches.  I figure if I can spend a day a month planning my weekly posts, then I’m more likely to keep that resolution.

But in the last three year, I’ve increased the reach of this blog bit by bit.  Here are some stats that capture how this blog has “grown” in three years.


  • Total Views: 286
  • Total Visitors: 49
  • Likes: 3
  • Comments: 1
  • Posts Published: 34
  • Most Prevalent Countries:
    • United States: 268
    • Australia: 12
    • United Kingdom: 6


  • Total Views: 1969
  • Total Visitors: 1128
  • Likes: 18
  • Comments: 19
  • Posts Published: 27
  • Most Prevalent Countries:
    • United States: 1426
    • Brazil: 175
    • Italy: 41
    • Netherlands: 35
    • US Virgin Islands: 28
    • Australia: 25
    • Canada: 23
    • Ireland: 21
    • France: 19
    • United Kingdom: 18


  • Total Views: 6488
  • Total Visitors: 3945
  • Likes: 16
  • Comments: 14
  • Posts Published: 17
  • Most Prevalent Countries:
    • United States: 4854
    • United Kingdom: 235
    • Brazil: 210
    • Canada: 204
    • Australia: 178
    • France: 124
    • Italy: 67
    • Germany: 64
    • Netherlands: 50
    • New Zealand: 27

Most of my success this year was in large part to my most popular post of the year – so even though I posted the least out of three years, I received more traffic this year than any previous.  “How to… Get Organized with Researching My Family Tree” has garnered 3117 views all by itself.

My best referrers from within the genealogy community have been:

Thank you to everything these blogs and websites do to support the community of genealogists and family history writers!

And thank you to everyone who has read my blog and taken an interest in the family history I have to share!



By Ashashyou (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons


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