Heritage Happens Received the Kreativ Blogger Award!
I leave for a couple of weeks and come home to find I have been presented with an award! What a wonderful surprise! I have received the Kreativ Blogger Award not once, but twice while I was away! I wish to thank Deez from Cemetery Explorers and Gini from Ginisology for being so gracious to honor my blog! I am humbled, surprised and very thankful to you both! I am trying to think what I have done to be "Kreativ" as of late. I believe my posts "Those Places Thursday" would have to be at the top of this category. Although I have been away and today is Thursay, I will be getting back to those posts very soon!
Upon receiving this award, I am suppose to list seven things about myself, so here goes!
1. I absolutely LOVE being "creative" with many things when I have the time.
2. I can't carry a tune.
3. I absolutely detest oysters and clams.
4. I really don't watch TV, but I understand there may be some new genealogy shows up and coming, in that case, I will have to watch!
5. My ambitions are more than I will ever obtain in my lifetime.
6. I like to go to the movie theater once in awhile.
7. I have so much reading to catch up on, good thing I love to read.
Now I am suppose to choose seven blogs to pass this award on to. I think I am a bit late in responding to this, so let me see if I can find seven blogs who haven't yet received this award.
All seven have probably received this award already, congrats if you have!
I finally took time yesterday to do something I have been wanting to do for awhile now. It has been several years since I started genealogy and blogging. Many cousins have been found. But, how many? Who? I have not kept any kind of system to log these cousin contacts. I was past due, do I even remember all of them? Well, that was the goal here. I started a spreadsheet of "Cousins Found." I titled columns with things like, phone number, address, email address, surname, how/where we made contact, and if I have met them. I am all about meeting my living cousins and their family members, it does my heart good, plus you never know how long they will be with us. Of course, they may also have information to help us in our genealogy research. I started listing the cousins names I remembered making contact with, those were cousins I generally keep in contact with anyway, so that was easy. Then, sporadically, I would remember someone contacting me on one e-mail address with connections…
Do you remember telegrams? Western Union Telegrams were a bit before my time. I have scanned the few that were kept and received by my paternal family back in the day. This telegram was sent to my grandmother from Obed Olson stating his brother Philip had passed away on Wednesday March 9, 1960. It also let the family know that the funeral services were to be on Saturday at 2:00pm at Coop Mortuary in Hibbing, Minnesota. The telegram was to be received by Friday (which would have been March 11) and the funeral with the funeral being the next day I highly doubt my grandparents made if from California to Minnesota for the funeral. Philip and Obed Olson were my first cousin once removed. Unfortunately, I never met either of them.
Thanks for stopping by! Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!
I am following Tonia's Roots as she brings several GeneaBloggers through 31 weeks of working towards a better blog, prompts written by Darren Rowse.
Here is this weeks challenge adapted from Darren Rowse's daily challenges which Tonia is doing as weekly challenges:
Ever run out of things to write about on your blog?
If your answer is yes – you’re not alone.
This weeks's task is to do an exercise that will identify a range of post ideas that you can use when stuck for an idea in future. The key with this process is not to put yourself under pressure to come up with completely new and out of the blue ideas for every post you write. Instead – this process taps into what you’ve recently written on your blog and helps you to identify ways to extend those ideas. Here’s the mind mapping method that I’ve used (note: I’ve talked about this previously so it could be familiar to some).
1. The Set Up
Get a whiteboard, piece of paper, note book, tablet pc or something else to write on (the…