Friday, July 27, 2018

Happy 9th Blogoversary to Nutfield Genealogy

Back on 27 July 2009 I started this blog, never thinking that nine years later I would still be posting stories online.  But here we are!  When I look at my first blog posts I can still remember how fun it was to write up those family sketches and push the “publish” button.  Can you believe that I still feel that same excitement when I post stories today?

Of course, it wouldn't be half the fun if it weren't for my readers.  I truly do enjoy your comments and email, and the replies I see on Facebook.  Thank you to each every one of you!

Here are some fun statistics about the Nutfield Genealogy blog-

I have written and published 2783 blog posts

327 Surname Saturdays
405 Tombstone Tuesdays
353 Weathervane Wednesdays

My all time most popular post was written on 30 December 2012 about a favorite Christmas gift.  It has been viewed almost 250,000 times, but it especially popular each December. 

The list of 9 generations of Surnames from my family tree has reached over 22,000 hits.  Is one of your family names on this list, too?

Facebook is by far the biggest referring website for links to my blog, followed by Google, Buzzfeed, Pinterest (and I don’t even do Pinterest anymore, although I still have an account), Bing and other bloggers (thanks!). 

This past year I wrote four new blog posts that have already reached my top ten most popular list:

1.       Megan Markle’s New Hampshire Roots

2.    How Genealogy Literate Are You?

3.     Stephen Hopkins of Upper Clatford, Hampshire, England

4.       Colonial Boston in Miniature Dioramas and in Giant Murals (in the same spot!)

People use some interesting keywords to end up at my blog.  The top ten keywords are:
1.       White horse
2.       Maria del rosario cayetana alfonsa
3.       Flora Stewart  (a story about her is also my second most popular blog post)
4.       Nutfield Genealogy
5.       Duchess of alba
6.       Kilcher family tree
7.       Thanksgiving proclamation
8.       Tombstone
9.       Villar de ciervo Salamanca (where Vincent’s grandmother was born in Spain)
10.   Weathervane


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Happy 9th Blogoversary to Nutfield Genealogy", Nutfield Genealogy, posted July 27, 2018, ( accessed [access date]). 


  1. I always look forward to your posts! Keep on bloggin' -- happy blogoversary and many more.

  2. Congratulations, Heather! Yours is definitely one of the best historical blogs out there!

  3. Congratulations, Heather! Yours is definitely one of the best historical blogs out there!

  4. Happy blogiversary, cousin! I enjoy your posts and reading about our shared early New England families.

  5. Congratulations and happy blogiversary! Here's to many more years of family history writing.