2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,000 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 50 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


Blog Statistics – 2011

WordPress.com collects information on visitors to each blog. The following is a summary for 2011 for this blog. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in 2011. The last three months of the year had more visits than earlier in the year, over 150 visits per month (Oct-Dec) compared with about 50 visits per month (Jan-Mar).

In 2011, there were 12 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 19 posts.

Most blog visitors came from The United States. New Zealand & Australia were not far behind.

These are the posts that got the most views in 2011.

The post Genealogy apps for iPad: Ancestry fail, GedView pass (October 2011) got the most views for the year (almost 250 times). Since posting, this has been updated following release of a new version of the Ancestry app.

No Genealogy!

I have not been able to do any research or respond to genealogy emails for about two months because of work and annual leave. Apology to those waiting for an email response.

Work took me to Ireland and the UK for a couple of weeks – some photography but no genealogy. After that I had three weeks annual leave in Western Australia – again no genealogy. Since the annual leave, I have been on the road most of the time with work.

I am now starting on the backlog of emails. I have added a couple of photos from my travels – there are more on SmugMug.



I am addicted to genealogy. My genealogy project started in December 2001 when I started collecting family history information on my family and my wife’s family.

This blog is used to provide brief posts on my research.

For further information about this blog have a look at the about page, or the Blog Information category.