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2011-03-14 06:00 pm
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How lovely...

Yvonne over at The Mashburn Collection gave me the One Lovely Blog award.

I thought that was really neat.

With the award comes responsibility. Here are the rules:

Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who granted the award and their blog link.

Pass the award on to 15 other blogs that you've newly discovered.

Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for the award.


So here are the bloggers I've chosen:

Rebecca Hudson at Blundering Blindly Backwards
Diana and Jennifer at The Checkered Chicken
Liv at Claiming Kin
Dianne Reuby at Easter Family Genealogy
A C Ivory at Find My Ancestor
Donna Jane at Hanging from the Family Tree
Cheryl Cayemberg at Have You Seen My Roots?
[livejournal.com profile] pattyloof at In Search of Truth
Kathryn at Kathryn's Quest
Teicha Hill Mailhes at MS Roots
Janice Tracy at Mississippi Memories
Jennifer at On a Flesh and Bone Foundation: An Irish History
Kat Mortensen and Alan Burnett at Sepia Saturday (yes, I know they've been around for a while but I just discovered them)
Rootsresearcher at So That's Where I Get It From
Erin at The Family Shrubbery


You know the best thing about these awards?

We get to meet so many really cool people...
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2011-03-10 12:01 pm

Do you see what I see?

A bunch of my favorite geneabloggers made Family Tree Magazine's Top 40 list.

Congrats to all the bloggers!
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2011-02-26 10:19 am
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Margel, I tried...

And tried and tried...

To leave a comment on your wonderful family photos in your post but could never get my LJ Open ID verified.

I loved them...
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2011-01-29 09:14 am
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It IS a small, small world...

Following some of my favorite geneabloggers this morning, and ran across this entry at Life From The Roots.

I descend from the same Balches as Barbara - just a different wife.

So if we sat down and pondered it, I guess we probably would find that we are something like 24th cousins, 11 times removed...

But still, it IS a small world.
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2011-01-21 05:54 pm
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Now this is just a must-see...

Karl R Josker has posted a photo for nearly every single one of the 41 years he and his wife, Jennifer, have been married.

41 Years With Jennifer will have you smiling all the way to the end...
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2011-01-20 02:00 pm

Follow Friday

The woman who defined "famuggles" for genealogists

Ever since I read that entry on Margel's blog, I have been a disciple. (Note: even though Google simultaneously asks, Do you mean muggles? the first two results are hits on her blog...)

If she says it's good reading, I read it.

I think the famuggles in my family are really quite hopeless. In addition to getting all glassy eyed when I explain to the curious among them about the 140 year old Burris secret, mine start edging toward the nearest exit.

But it's comforting to know I am not alone.


The woman making us all ponder whether our blogs are commenter friendly.

Amy's asking some questions in this post.

I replied and then came back and made a couple of changes to the internal workings of my own blog.

And yeah, she's made it easy to comment on her entry...


Also this week, someone else was giving thought to blog comments...

Nancy gave us the results of the survey she posted in the sidebar of her blog on January 9.



One of the most detailed (and comprehensive) compilations of internet research resources I have *ever* seen

Look at Thomas MacEntee's research toolbox and see if you don't agree.

I think it's pretty neat that he and I both have bookmarks for money conversion and historic weather events, even if we don't have the same ones...


A totally cool photo post of successive generations of sisters

Susan has an outstanding blog, and I especially love her photo posts. But this one from yesterday, just really leapt off the page at me.

Maybe because I have two sisters...
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2011-01-19 01:34 pm

The Domino Effect...

I'm just loving it...

As I read the genealogy blogs I follow, I glance over to the links to other blogs.

Inevitably, I find one or more that sound interesting, and I right click and open in a new tab.

And wind up adding them to my reading list and my own list of links.

How the (very enjoyable) time flies...
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2011-01-09 10:16 am

Hysterical...

I am so jealous.

Margel gets to be part of a family legend in the making.

She received THE PAN back from her brother this year.

It will hold a place of honor on her desk.

But I bet she doesn't soak her feet in it. Not now...

Seriously, go take a look.

And spend some time reading about the goings-on at 2338 W Washington Blvd.
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2010-12-31 11:31 am

Introspection in the New Year...

This time of year, I am considering the cycles...the seasons of life around and within me.

The year past - what did I accomplish? What of it was really necessary? What might have worked better from another perspective?

I ponder those things, and then...

I let it go. I still cannot "unring" the bell. No one can.

So regret is not part of my paradigm. Particularly not in the autumn of my life.

Because I have learned some things my green spring self did not know, and things my growing summer self had not fully assimilated.

One of the most important things I learned to do was say no, and if I say yes, to stay in a thing until the goal is accomplished.

As far as shakin' my family tree goes, I am in it for the long haul.

I've been reading other geneaology blogs this morning.

People are making lists. They are excellent lists.

I need a list like that. I'll probably make one.

But my list has to easily fit into one of the other important things I've learned.

Life has to be fun. Not necessarily the fun of my youth. But still...

Interspersed with all the woulda/coulda/shoulda has to be an element that has the possibility of making me grin real big, and laugh out loud.

It's very cool that genealogy has some *very* fun things in it.

Like road trips - to a cemetery, old homeplace, courthouse, family history lecture...


Here's hoping your New Year is happy, healthy, and generously laced with fun.
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2010-11-28 09:43 am
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Just discovered...

This wonderful Thanksgiving blog post from nolichuckyroots, tracing her family's history in America...

It's a great read.