Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Happy Blogoversary, Nutfield Genealogy!

Happy 7th Blogversary to me!

The very first blog post written for Nutfield Genealogy was published on July 27, 2009 and it was titled "Hawaii - The Boston Connection to a Royal Lineage".  I wrote it days before this date, but hemmed and hawed about going "live" online with my family history.  Finally I got up the nerve to push the button - and a blog was born!

I never thought that when I started this blog I would still be writing posts seven years later.  I saw this as an experiment. I thought I could take the past 30 years worth of research and turn it into stories.  Maybe my Mom and a few cousins would read the blog.  I certainly never expected to meet so many "new-to-me" cousins, or to have so many guest bloggers, or to find myself researching new ideas to support my old research just for blogging purposes.  Wow!

Another big surprise is Weathervane Wednesday.  I have rarely missed posting a weather vane photo and story on a Wednesday in the past five years.  Today is a rare exception.  I've posted 269 weathervane stories, and have pre-published weathervanes up through early 2017 (thanks to a few "guest weathervane spotters"!).  I never expected Weathervane Wednesday to turn into such a feature on my blog.

Here are a few statistics on Nutfield Genealogy:

1,728,734   total pageviews!
283             followers on Blogger  (another 137 on Networked Blogs)
2214           published posts
59,394        readers in the month of April 2015 (a record for me!)

57              Amanuensis Monday posts
23              Black History posts
47              Civil War posts
22              Family Reunion posts
7                Guest bloggers
118            Historic Sites posts
58              posts about Queen Lili'uokalani
43              posts mentioning NEHGS
20              posts mentioning NERGC
80              Revolutionary War posts
50              posts about genealogical serendipity
228            Surname Saturday posts
75              posts about technology
14              Thanksgiving posts
307            Tombstone Tuesday posts
269            Weathervane Wednesday posts
51              Wordless Wednesday photos
30              posts about World War II

I love your blog comments, your email and your discussions on Facebook.  Thank you for being one of my readers.  Please continue to send your notes, photos, comments, suggestions and weather vane photos!  And your cousin connections!


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Happy Blogoversary Nutfield Genealogy!", Nutfield Genealogy, posted 27 July 2016, (  accessed [access date]).


  1. Congratulations on your blogiversary! The work and love that go into it are very apparent.

  2. Congratulations, Heather. Seven years is a great achievement. I'm sorry we didn't get to meet when you were here in Arizona. I would have loved to have said hi in person. I wish you many more fun years of blogging.

  3. Happy Blogoversary, Heather, and many, many more. Even though I don't always leave a comment, I always look at your posts and get a smile from your weathervanes too. See you at NERGC in 2017?

  4. Happy 7th Blogiversary Heather and Nutfield Genealogy! ~ Cathy

  5. yayyyyyyy and congrats, and happy happy anniversary. I enjoy my regular dose of Nutfield Genealogy.

  6. You are an inspiration Heather. Congrats on another Blogiversary.

  7. Happy blogiversary, Heather! Keep up the good work!

  8. Thank you, Everyone of you, for your kind messages!

  9. Congratulations, cousin. Keep up the good work.