Friday, December 03, 2010

GeneaBloggers ...

I have to tell all of you how excited I am to be a part of this group! This week I emailed a request to be added to the blogroll. However, I've been reading as many blogs as I can each night for months. There are so many great prompts that the members of this group have come up with, like the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories, the Daily Blog Prompts, and the 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy. Thomas MacEntee has organized all of the events for each day so well. I've learned so much from everyone about keeping a blog and the daily GEN information and advice is great. Everything I need is all right here! It's also done one more thing for me: the Advent Calendar's prompt for today is the "Christmas Tree Ornaments". My Grandma VandenEynden made all of her own ornaments and had several different trees, each with its own theme. One of the trees had ornaments that she made when my Dad was a little boy. I have pictures of these trees-in boxes! Ready to be scanned! In other words, GeneaBloggers has also reminded me, by the events it holds and especially "Scanfest", that being organized is just as important as research. Those Christmas memories I want to share with all of you usually have photos to go with them! Time to stop staring at those boxes of photos! I think I'll start by digging out the Christmas ones!

11 comments:

DianaR said...

Can't wait to see the pictures!! And just remember, you don't have to do EVERYTHING all at once. No one can keep up with Thomas - it's my secret belief that he never sleeps! ;-)

CJ said...

There's no way he sleeps! Either that or he's one of those people who can function on 1 hour of sleep a day! Thanks for the much needed reminder that I don't have to do it all at once! (But I sure wish I could!) What's your secret, Thomas?!

Mary said...

Welcome to the world of GeneaBloggers! I look forward to reading more of your postings.

Lisa Wallen Logsdon said...

I think Thomas has elves.....

TCasteel said...

The geneabloggers family is a great one. Welcome! Nows the perfect time to scan those Christmas photos and preserve your memories.
Enjoy!

Brenda said...

Welcome to the world of geneablogging!

dee-burris said...

Welcome to the Geneabloggers "family." The good thing about this family is that all the members are searching for answers, too.

amandasathenaeum said...

Welcome to the group!

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

Dr. Bill ;-)
http://drbilltellsancestorstories.blogspot.com/
Author of "Back to the Homeplace"
and "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"
http://www.examiner.com/x-53135-Springfield-Genealogy-Examiner
http://www.examiner.com/x-58285-Ozarks-Cultural-Heritage-Examiner

Linda McCauley said...

CJ, I really enjoy your blog so am awarding you the "Ancestor Approved Award." You can pick up the badge and find the details about the award at http://lfmccauley.blogspot.com/2010/12/ancestor-approved-award-x-2.html.

A rootdigger said...

Just saw the Dec 4th post. I know, I am ashamed to be so far behind in reading, maybe Thomas can lend me an elf. I wanted to welcome you to Genea bloggers from fellow rootdigger. Happy Blogging. jo