Ancestor Approved Award

Imagine my surprise when I found notifications that I had been awarded the "Ancestor Approved Award!" I was awarded this twice actually, once from Mary at Mary's Musings, and then again from Kim at Ancestors of Mine from Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Beyond. Such a "doublely" wonderful surprise! I am honored Mary and Kim that you thought of me and my blog! Thank you!
As recipient of this Ancestor Approved Award I must list ten things learned about my ancestors that have surprised, humbled, or enlightened me. The recipient then passes the award to ten other bloggers that are doing their Ancestors proud!
Here are ten things I have learned:

1. I was surprised to learn Madie Jessie Miner was married at least one more time than I was aware of.
2. I was surprised to learn that Hjalmer Lundberg told his children he was born a bastard, no one knew who his father was.
3. I was humbled to hear James Hal Fleming gave up baseball career to support his family.
4. I was enlightened to learn Dagny Dulin came to the US by herself, not with a sister as previously thought.
5. I was enlightened to learn George Clarence Harding lived with one of his sisters after his mother died.
6. I was enlightened learning Paul Harding was really Paul Hardin Johanssen, not Paul Hardin Gustafson.
7. I was surprised to learn John Clayton and Gladys Amy Miner do not have headstones.
8. Catherine Ann Pizzotti died at sea.
9. I was humbled to know Hallgier Brenden was in the Olympics.
10. I was surprised learning that Frank Little was tortured and murdered.

Now to pass this award onto only 10 other bloggers who do their ancestors proud ~

1. Diana @ Random Relatives
8. Tcasteel @ Tangeled Trees

Thanks for stopping by!
Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!
Update: 9:28- Remembering the past does not allow comments except for team members, maybe they will see the award here.

Copyright © 2010 By Cheryl Palmer


  1. Greetings! Just an FYI to let you know I referenced your site in my response for ‘Ancestor Approved’ Thank you!

  2. Thank you so much for acknowledging me and your ancestors!

  3. Thank you for honouring me with the award!

  4. Cheryl,

    Thank you so much for the Ancestor Approved Award, I'm so honored!
    I enjoyed reading your list and will have to really think to come up with 10 of my own!

  5. I know you already received the Ancestors Approved Award, I have been working on my post for awhile and I to pass this award on to you.

  6. Thank you so much for the honor and acknowledgement!

  7. I am honoured! I had no idea that this interesting "blog community" existed when I started writing, and certainly did not think anyone would bother to read my notes.I shall have to do a lot of thinking of the 10s. Thank you so much!

  8. Okay Cheryl, I have you on my Facebook and my Twitter and I am sure on another web site. Why haven't I seen this blog yet? Where have I been?
    I am following this one now. Where is my head at sometimes?

  9. You are welcome J.M. and Lisa. I understand how tough it is to pick just 10!

    Terri, thank you for awarding this to me again! It is greatly appreciated!

    Michelle you are welcome also!

    Siri, enjoy the blogging community, they are great and you are very welcome!

    Hi Lori, to funny! There are so many blogs it is difficult to keep up with them all, I totally understand.

  10. I would also like to thank Jennifer from On Flesh and Bone: An Irish History as she emailed me and awarded me the Ancestor Approved Award also!

    "Hello Cheryl,

    I was writing to say that I wanted to give you the Ancestor Approved Award, but since you've already received it twice today, you may want to pass. Anyway... just want to say I've been enjoying your blog.


    Thank you so much Jennifer, I am truly honored that you have my blog on your list!

  11. I am late in thanking fellow blogger Dave Weller for honoring me also with this award! Thank you so much Dave for thinking of me and my blog for this award!


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