Happy New Year! I wish for each of you the best
times ever...filled with love and joy and happiness...
I'll admit it now: I was scared silly when we
became an Internet only publication.
The truth is...the "electric" version of The
Family Tree is bigger and better than the print edition could ever be!
We can bring YOUR news to everyone - no space
restrictions. Please send me your press releases for Scottish,
genealogical, historical events of interest...and your news of what's
happening in this close-knit World-Wide community that is our
family...births, deaths, marriages, honors, etc. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Remember, our space is unlimited, so we can publish your pictures too.
We can bring you photographs galore! So far, I've
learned to do PhotoShow so that photographs may be shared with
all...LOTS of photographs. Just look for the PhotoShow listings...and
then enjoy! You may view the shows with absolutely no cost or
So far, we have pictures from the marvelous
Chihuly in the Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, a couple of
Highland Games Parades of Tartan, over 300 pictures of our Kilts in the
Wind Cruise to Nova Scotia...and even Mule Day from Calvary, Georgia.
More to come!
The last issue - December/January - had about
twice as much information as any printed edition ever had.
And, as we learn more of the how-to's....we hope
it will just get better and better.
Advertisers are returning and we're discovering
new advertisers every day...and in a "niche" publication like ours - the
ads are important for many reasons. You just can't find kilts or book
publishers or haggis or Celtic jewelry or the newest genealogical or
Scottish or historical books in your local paper...
Many of our readers have said to me, "Beth, I miss
We're working on fixing that!
I'm learning patience...as I want The Family Tree
to be GREAT...and I want it NOW! It's going to take a little time
(Sigh!)...but, we're working on it.
Your ideas and suggestions are most welcome.
We're always looking for columnists who would like
to write about related subjects...
We're always looking for news items and upcoming
We're always interested in what you are doing!
Thank you so much for your friendship and your