Part to-do list...
Part dear diary...
Weekly events, plans (and a question or two) from my oh-so exciting genealogy (and sometimes non-genealogy) life...
"Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth."
- Mark Twain (1835-1910)
What happened this week:
- I separated some more labels from the main list: "Ontario Counties & Disticts" and "Memes & Themes" are now distinct label lists, along with "Surnames".
- I moved some buttons to the bottom of the blog, including blogoversary (only 50 more days!), Geneabloggers, comments, and the moon phases. I was thinking of moving the Followers gadget down there as well, but I kept it in the sidebar as it breaks up the text...
- I added an identification/copyright footer.
- I added 48! new-to-me blogs to my reading lists - see below (though I'm sure there will be more!)
- I gained (just a few! ;-) new followers - hello to everyone (new and old) and thanks for reading!
- I added my name to the Geneabloggers Blog Listing - and I appeared in the December 4rd edition of New Genealogy Blogs. Thanks Thomas!
- Organization may (finally!) be coming! I've finally found the type of forms I want to use (actually, I ended up making the templates myself...) and have started to input data. Along with my Research Plan (see below), I think I'm finally on the road to organization...at least it feels that way!
- I posted my first "Tabloid Thursday" - a personal weekly meme designed to showcase everything newspaper: articles, social news, columns, and other little tidbits. This week it was...1910 BMDs and a "cheerful spinster" wanted
- Other posts this week included my first Wordless Wednesday and my entry for footnoteMaven's Blog Caroling theme.
- Canadian genealogy blogs
- Alberta Family Histories Society Blog
- Ancestral Notes
- English Research From Canada
- Family Trees May Contain Nuts
- Genealogy: Pilgrimage Through the Past
- Genealogy Stories
- Jen's Genealogy Pages
- Le Chercheur Nomade
- Life From the Roots
- O.G.S. Blog
- Ottawa Valley Irish
- Stories of My Ancestors
- The Kinsey.ca Blog
- The Passionate Genealogist
- They That Go Down To the Sea
- Victoria Family History Centre
- Yesterday's Girl
- History blogs:
- Cemetery blogs:
- General genealogy blogs:
- Amanda's Anthenaeum
- Apple's Tree
- Caro's Family Chronicles
- Chris Paton: Walking In Eternity
- Creative Gene
- Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories
- Forward Into the Past
- From the Shadows to the Page
- Gen Wish List
- Genealogy Leftovers
- Grow Your Own Family Tree
- Heritage Happens
- The Historian's Family
- Identifinders International
- Little Bytes of Life
- Lucie's Legacy
- Midwestern Microhistory
- Of Trolls and Lemons
- Tangled Trees
- TJL Genes
- West in New England
- Yarra Plenty Library Local History Blog
What's coming up:
- I have two new pages I want to create: i.) a Resources page listing the cemetery transcriptions and books I've acquired, both for my personal memory and also for other researchers (look-ups and such); and ii.) a Brick Walls page, where I can (briefly) lay-out my major research hurdles.
- My results for Week 10 (Family Search Pilot) of "52 Weeks to Better Genealogy" (for which I don't have very long with the brand-new site coming soon!) and a new challenge post for Week 11 (Transitional Genealogists Forum).
- My first Tombstone Tuesday post! ;-)
- I would also like to participate in Military Monday, but what I have in mind might take a bit of planning... so stay tuned for that! ;-)
- For Wordless Wednesday I have a second Valcartier postcard and Tabloid Thursday brings the arrival of Paris fashion to a rough-and-tumble mining town...
My Question (among questions!):
Do you have an ancestor who served in the Great War (World War I)? My family (except for my step-great-grandfather, but mom's already "claimed" him...) is lacking in Great War soldiers, so I find myself "collecting" other people's ancestors... Or on the opposing side, was anyone in your family interred as an "enemy alien" during the Great War?
Thanks for reading!