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Monday, January 31st, 2011 03:13 pm
We all have famuggles. (Defined by Margel in her blog entry (in the singular) as Non family historian/genealogist who can be identified by the rolling eyes and loud sighs as family relationships are attemped to be explained by the more enlightened. Famuggles often co-exist in family units alongside family genealogists.)

And if you are lucky and hold your mouth right, you have a small cheering section - family members who are interested in your research, and really want the answer to, however in the world did you find THAT out?

In my small cheering section is one relative who is enlightened, but always disappointed, that the research shows that the old family lore about our being related to someone famous just isn't true.

She wants us to be part of a dynasty.

And we are. Several of them. Most of them had descendants who frittered away the wealth or did something to get themselves cut out of the will.

Just not a *famous* one...
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Thursday, January 20th, 2011 02:00 pm
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...