Miscellaneous Musings

Interesting, Odd & Unusual Names

Hey creative writers and/or family historians!  Have you ever needed an itty-bitty bit of inspiration to kickstart your creativity?

If so, then you might want to check out these two sites. The first is Tales of a Family. Each month, blogger Ann Marie Bryant offers a weekly or bi-weekly creative writing/family history suggestion. Because of her writing challenges, I have pushed myself to include more personal narratives in my blog. For that, I thank her.

Or, is genealogy blogging more your style? Then, 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks just might be your cup of tea. Each week, Amy Johnson Crow offers a new topic to help you tell your family’s stories. Although I do not regularly participate in the 52 Weeks challenges—mostly because I already have a ton of tales waiting to be put to pen, I did find this week’s prompt promising: Unusual Names.

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Crunching the Numbers, 2018

Another year has passed, and a new one has just begun. On this first day of 2019, as I have done for the past few years, I would like to take some time to reflect on the previous year.  Since I am a family historian, I tend to look backward, not forward, so here goes…

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Seven Years & Still Going Strong

Thanks to Shannon Thomas and the folks at Geneabloggers for wishing me a Happy Blogiversary and featuring my blog on their website!

If you have never heard about Geneabloggers, I highly recommend you check them out.

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Another Award… You Shouldn’t Have!

For nearly seven years, I have been blogging about our families’ history. For the first few years, no one followed me. Nada, zip, zilch…  I felt just like the Whos who only wanted to be heard…

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A Ray of Sunshine on a Gloomy Day

Some days, when the clouds are darkest, a ray of sunshine breaks through the gloom and lightens up the world around you.

That is what it felt like today. Arriving home from a long, arduous, downright dismal day at work, I saw a sunny message sitting in my inbox. Fellow blogger, Tales of a Family, nominated me for The Sunshine Blogger Award! Seriously, how stinkin’ sweet is that.

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