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Winter 2010 GeneaBloggers Games Task 4E

Javascript required. Made with WordItOut I used Word it Out to create this graphic which shows the surnames in my family. Somehow, just the names seem very incomplete, so here is a little more. The Johnstons and the Rapiers arrived in Huron County, Ontario from Scotland, where they married. Long and Myers arrived in Ontario, …

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Progress Report #2 for the 2010 GeneaBlogger Winter Games

Task 1 2A 2B 2C 2D 2E 3A 3B 3C 3D 3E 3F 4A – complete: http://xrl.in/4it6 4B 4C 4D 4E – complete: http://xrl.in/4j12 5A 5B 5C – complete: http://xrl.in/4j12 , http://xrl.in/4it6 , http://xrl.in/4j14, and this one. 5D 5E 5F – complete: http://xrl.in/4it6 6A – I read 10 new blogs today 15 February 2010, and …

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Happy Blogoversary To Me

Thanks for the good wishes from everyone, I am happy to be observing my 3rd blogoversary today, February 15, 2010. I hope I can continue through the next year! In other business, my progress in the Winter 2010 GeneaBlogger Winter Games: Task 1 2A 2B 2C 2D 2E 3A 3B 3C 3D 3E 3F 4A …

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52 Weeks To Better Genealogy – Challenge 6

I just had to get in on this week’s “Better Genealogy” challenge: Play with Google Maps. This is a helpful tool for determining the locations of addresses in your family history. This post is also written to fulfill Item 4A  and item 5F in the GeneaBlogger’s Winter Games. After her father, David H. Herrington died …

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Winter 2010 GeneaBloggers Games

Although Monday, February 15 is Granny’s Genealogy’s 3rd blogoversary, I have not been an active participant in memes, carnivals or past games. For the 2010 Winter Games, all that changes! I have created my Heritage Flag, which it huge, over the top, not too creative. The flag represents a migration map for some of my …

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Blog Presentation at My Society Meeting

I was happy to offer some assistance to some of the Oakland County Genealogical Society members who were interested in the wealth of material that can be found by reading genealogy blogs. The weather did not help our attendance, and it took many of our members much longer than usual to arrive at the meeting. …

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Oakland County Genealogical Society Meeting Tuesday!

The Tuesday OCGS meeting is right around the corner! I was in awe of the talent and knowledge of the membership of the Society when I first joined over ten years ago, and that continues today. Among our membership are numerous volunteers at the Family History Center, several members of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, librarians, …

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Your Interests?

Randy says, “It’s Saturday Night – time for more Genealogy Fun!!” Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to: * Tell us about your “other” hobbies or interests outside of genealogy and family history research, writing, speaking, etc. * Write a blog post of your own, respond with a comment to this post, …

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Remember When?

Randy, over a GeneaMusings has posted his weekly SNGF challenge! Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible music!), is: 1) Remember when you were 12 years old? On a summer day out of school? What memory do you have of fun activities? 2) Tell us about that memory (just one …

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Happy 101 Award

Thanks for Miriam,  Cathy, and Cyndi for this award. In conjunction with this honor, I am to list ten things that make me happy, and nominate ten blogs for the award. Ten things that make me happy: Warm (not hot, not cold) weather.My family, especially my grandchildren. Friendly people. New internet cousins to share research …

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