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I Think the Term is “Hubris” . . . .

What on earth ever possessed me to enter every event in the 2008 Games, what with school starting and all?!

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Why I Blog: Reason No. (???)

A few days ago, a young man commented on a blog post I had written sometime last year.  He noted that the man referred to in that post as my father’s cousin was the young man’s grandfather.  I soon heard from the young man’s brother, followed in turn by their mother.  We’ve had a lively email exchange of information; confirming …Continue reading →

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GeneaBlogie Among “Best of the Best”

at Alltop. Our friend the footnoteMaven was among the first, if not the first, of the genea-bloggers to notice that the site Alltop.com has added a genealogy section. And her blogs were listed! fM closed her post about Alltop with an enticing “See anyone you know?”  So we had to look and there was GeneaBlogie! Allltop describes itself as a …Continue reading →

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The 2008 Summer GeneaBloggers Games

Some of the clever administrators at the GeneaBloggers Group on Facebook (Thomas, Miriam, Kathryn) have put together the 2008 Summer GeneaBloggers Games.   Although I missed the Opening Ceremonies, I will be competing in every category.  The Games end on August 25.  Below are the categories and rules.  Also below is my flag. It’s taken from the flag of Ghana, representing …Continue reading →

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My BFFs

With school starting in about a week and a half (what?!), it’s been busy around here.  So I’m slow on several things.   First thing is the BFF.  I was tagged twice–by Elizabeth O’Neal and Janet Iles.  I actually met Elizabeth at the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree in June.  She writes the crisp and frequently wry Little Bytes of Life.   …Continue reading →

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Genealogy:The Next Generation

We’ve talked often about getting younger folks involved with family history and sometimes we’ve lamented about the seeming lack of interest on the part of young people. We’ve been disabused of that latter notion by great folks like Jessica of Jessica’s Genejournal. And today I want to introduce my readers to Jeanna (pronounced like “Gina”), whose new blog is called …Continue reading →

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Blogger Kudos

The site ScanMyPhotos.com has presented “The 2008 Artistry of Genealogy Awards.” The winners were selected by customers of ScanMyPhotos.com. The “Best Personal Genealogy Blog” appears to be shared by Miriam Robbins Midkiff”s Ancestories: The Stories of My Ancestors and Renee’s Genealogy Blog by Renee Zamora. The Best Ongoing Family History Story was Jasia’s Creative Gene. I highly recommend all three! …Continue reading →

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Noel Miscellany

Jasia has posted the 38th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. The topic is “The New Millenium.” I didn’t go to the Carnival this time because my experience of Y2K was rather boring, frankly. The theme for the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy will be: New Year’s Resolutions. As the year winds to a close in the next …Continue reading →

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DNA & Genealogy

I’ve not joined in any significant way the discussions about DNA because I’m in the “wait-listen-learn” mode on the topic. I’m quite interested in the matter. And I have submitted a sample to the database maintained by the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation, but no matches as of yet. I mention the DNA issue this morning because there was yet another …Continue reading →

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