How to share your family history stories in a blog!

A self-paced FREE course for amateur Genealogists who want to preserve their family history.

Your first steps in becoming a confident Geneablogger!

Are you an amateur Genealogist and want to share your research and stories of your discoveries with friends, family and others?

Blogging in the Past Lane is a self-paced online course of six modules containing video lessons to guide you in the process of sharing your family history stories in blog posts.

Create your compelling stories in a series of blog posts!

Get started in creating a space to share your stories, ancestral heritage trails, or the results of your Genealogy Research easily and creatively. Successfully preserve your family history in blog posts.

10 Steps to Success

  1. Choose a blogging platform
  2. Find other Geneabloggers
  3. Read and analyse others’ blogs
  4. Create a family history blog site
  5. Plan a blog posting schedule
  6. Outline the stories to share in each blog post
  7. Seek prompts or challenges for writing your stories
  8. Collect photos and images to illustrate the stories
  9. Draft, edit and publish your blog posts
  10. Share your blog posts in social media

Why is this course ideal for those who are scared to start blogging?

Starting at the very beginning of the journey you will unpack the ingredients of a compelling blog post, view other posts from seasoned Geneabloggers and start developing your own blogging style.

What is your family story? 

Which ancestor’s mystery have you discovered? Find the story line?

‘Your ancestors will reveal their stories when the time is right.”s

Where to setup your Blog? 

How will you create your posts? Who will you share with?

‘Each time you blog about your ancestors you share another piece of your family history.’


Blogging in the Past Lane means posting stories about your Ancestors on 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. 

Here’s an easy recipe for success in preserving your stories in a blog, 10 easy lessons contained in 6 self-paced modules.

This short course will provide you with a formula for each step in the process of preparing, writing, and sharing your family stories using your computer or mobile device and how to post in your Blog.

Bonus segments are added to the course frequently.

The course includes free worksheets and checklists to help plan your family history ancestral stories.

10 easy steps to preparing, writing and sharing family history blog posts

The Top 10 Family History Blog Questions:

  1. How do I choose the right blogging platform?
  2. How do I find other Family History blogs?
  3. How do I get support from other Geneabloggers?
  4. How do I create my Family History Blog site?
  5. How do I plan my Blog Schedule?
  6. How do I plan the content of my Family Story Blog posts?
  7. How do I write my Blog Post Content?
  8. How do I add photos and images to my Blog posts?
  9. How do I Publish my Blog posts?
  10. How do I Share my Blog posts to my social media?


And guess what?

ALL these questions are answered in the  Blogging in the Past Lane course. 

If you are cautious about getting started as a Geneablogger then these 10 steps will help you.

Please check it soon –  bonus lessons are added there from time to time.

Course Curriculum


  • Welcome to Blogging in the Past Lane

  • How to use this course


  • Choose a Blog Platform

  • Explore Family History Blogs

  • Bonus: How to Find Helpful Geneabloggers

  • Create your Family History Blog site



  • 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


  • 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


  • Extra Resource: Know your Ancestor Data Sheet

  • Your feedback please

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


  • 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?

  • Keep Up-to-Date by subscribing to Family History Preserved Blogs

The course offers you access to a Public and Private social media community to share your progress.

For more information and access to Essential Habits for Genealogists – view these short Live Cast video tips.

Bonus Course Material includes:

Selected relevant tips from Recorded Live Casts

How will blogging help you to share your family history legacy for generations to come?

Years ago I was not confident to share my family history stories and I kept them in handwritten or typed form in my folders and journals. I was not sure if my writing was good enough or engaging enough to draw in readers to the content.

Over the last few years I have been digging deeper into my ancestral stories and finding new ways to plan, plot, write, illustrate and publish them to share with others.

The process for planning, plotting, writing and sharing stories in my blogs was something I wanted to share with others. So, I developed the Blogging in the Past Lane with beginners in mind. My free course Blogging in the Past Lane, containing 10 steps to success in blogging your ancestral stories, will help you get started on this fascinating journey.

You will be able to develop a blog site, write blog posts and share.

Looking for help with Ancestral Storytelling in Blog posts as an eBook?

Get a copy of my ebook

Storifying your Ancestors’

The eBook is now included in the course

Blogging in the Past Lane!


Genealogy Tips for Essential Genealogists

For more tips on researching, writing, and sharing your ancestral stories, visit my YouTube Channel and subscribe to get updates as they are added.

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