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Ghost writing, articles, blogs Samples

Samples – Essays and other opinion pieces

It’s tricky sometimes to write opinion under a corporate brand but I find it to be a really fun challenge. While I was no longer a beginner researcher while writing these, I had to think like one again, which made the self-imposed assignment that much more entertaining. Family History Diary, Ancestry magazine, Jan/Feb 2010 (first […]

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Ghost writing, articles, blogs Samples

Samples – Series of shorts

One of my favorite series we did —  What We Found. It was a series of short articles showcasing finds we made while digitizing records. The intent was to give readers a better idea of what was involved in the process of getting historic records online; all in all, the series was a big hit […]

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Ghost writing, articles, blogs Samples

Samples – Feature articles

Combination of articles written by me or compiled by me (in those instances, I likely wrote and intro, sidebars, and some portion of the body as well as edited the article). All We Want for Christmas – Ancestry magazine, Nov/Dec 2009 10 Places You Didn’t Think to Look – Ancestry magazine, Jan/Feb 2010 Secrets Behind […]

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Samples – Corporate blog posts

Links to a handful of corporate blogs posts for Ancestry.com penned by me: Halloween 2010 Halloween 2009 Halloween 2008 Who Do You Think You Are? recap post Who Do You Think You Are? sweepstakes Ellis Island release Behind-the-scenes post Magazine-related post – Sept 2009 Magazine-related post – Sept 2008

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Miscellaneous Samples

Samples – Front matter: before and after

How our front matter changed in four years July/August 2006 January/February 2010

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Infographics, video, slideshows

Slideshow – Finding Irish Ancestors

click on the image to play slideshow In honor of St. Patrick’s Day and an Irish-records campaign we were running, I developed (and wrote and edited, etc.) this slideshow explaining how to follow a family from records in the U.S. all the way back to Ireland. The slideshow was just one of the educational/engagement components for […]

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Ghost writing, articles, blogs

Sample — Txting the Dead

Really, writing genealogy articles can be fun. Txting the dead 

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Ghost writing, articles, blogs

Sample — Computer workstations and kids

Getting tired of all of my samples pertaining to history? Here’s one that’s about the next generation–kids.

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Sample — Want your son to be rich?

Two-page spread appearing in Nov/Dec 2006 Ancestry Magazine. son-to-be-rich.pdf