Thursday, January 17, 2008

This 'n That

Kimberly Powell recently gave us her selection of 10 Genealogy Blogs Worth Reading. I'd be very hard-pressed to come up with a list of just 10, there are so many talented people writing interesting articles in the genea-blogoshere. Congratulations to everyone that was mentioned. Keep it up, you're doing a great job! There are some very good blogs listed at the right in my sidebar, why not check them out too.

Denise Olsen challenged genea-bloggers to find and spotlight a blog offering local or family history in her post Making Connections: Blogs. I've been keeping an eye out for quite some time for other genea-bloggers from Indiana or those with Hoosier roots, but have pretty much come up empty. Many of the Genealogy and Historical Societies in Indiana have websites, but so far, no blogs that provide information of a historical nature. If you come across any in your web surfing, please let me know about them.

The Indy Star asked readers to tell their stories about life in Indiana for a special feature in the paper asking for "the sights and sounds that settle into your soul and make this place truly home." The response was so positive that they turned the stories into a regular online feature called My Indiana. I haven't had a chance to read too many of them yet, but I'm definitely going back to read more. They are wonderful little vignettes of the past.

Just in case you haven't heard, The Genealogue is back. Chris has returned with Top Ten Worst Ways to Begin a Family History. Welcome back Chris! You and your humor have been missed these past 3 weeks.

Janet the Researcher has reached a milestone, today is her 6-month blogging anniversary.

And, somehow, I missed posting about my one-year anniversary; it's now been one year and five days since my first post here at kinexxions back on January 12, 2007. In that first year there have been 335 posts. Some good, some not so good. But it has been an amazing journey thus far and I thank everyone who has provided support and left comments. 'Tis appreciated. I've learned a lot and gained much more than I ever expected.

7 comments:

  1. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, KINEXXIONS!
    Terry Thornton

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  2. Becky,

    HOW MANY posts did you say? I don't know how you do it! I guess those of us who did not make it to Kimberley Powell's list this time are licking our wounds and awaiting the next go around. ;)

    Happy anniversary...

    - Chery

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  3. You've had a great first year! Happy Anniversary.

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  4. Happy blogging anniversary Becky!

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  5. I agree, Chris' humor was missed!

    Thanks for your opinions on Orations of OMcHodoy (title to be changed this weekend)! I thought about the tan color being a bit too dark, too. I thought about separating family via dfferent blogs but decided to have one blog focus on research and one on stories, lore, etc. I'm hoping this will help me streamline and keep track of where I am in my research.

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  6. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary, Becky!

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  7. Thank you all. It's been an interesting year.

    Chery - the only way I was able to create that many posts was because I retired last June!!!

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