When Newspapers.com recently offered three-days of unlimited access to their digitized newspaper collection, yours truly, being ever frugal and always researching, logged on and searched away.
First, I dug into all those brick-wall ancestors and soon hit paydirt, finding a few particularly private ones buried in the yellowed newsprint. Although none of these articles named these dead-end ancestors’ parents, they did provide some insight into the lives they led.
Happy, happy, joy, joy, happy, happy, joy! Today is my 10th Blogiversary! A whole decade of blogging about our families’ history, personal stories, and book reviews. Wow! Where has the time gone?
Never have I ever wanted to see the back-end of a year more than 2020. It certainly was a tough one for us all. On this first day of 2021, as I slam the door on last year, I wanted to take some time to reflect on my blog’s 2020 stats and contemplate the year that lies ahead.
Several months ago, my supervisor asked if I would be willing to pen a feature article for our monthly newsletter that goes out to educators and children’s advocates across the state. Of course, I agreed. (I am a writer, after all.)
I then pitched an idea that I had been thinking about for some time: families using family history/genealogy to connect to each other and to “something more.”
This month, that article was published. And, because I am, after all, a family history blogger, I am sharing it with you.
Categories: Miscellaneous Musings, This Is My Life
Tags: ancestry, autobiography, biography, children, connection, family, family history, family photos, genealogy, recipes, teenagers