Ancestor Approved

January 12, 2011

Wow, am I honored.

I just received an Genea-Blogger Award, the “Ancestor Approved” Award! It was from Jenny Lanctot at Are My Roots Showing Blog. Thank you Jenny.

Ancestor Approved was started by Leslie Ann at Ancestors Lived Here. The rules say that I’m supposed to share 10 things about my ancestors that have surprised, humbled, or enlightened me, and share this award with 10 other bloggers.

There are “rules” about this award. One of the rules is that I must post a list of questions to answer, which I haven’t done yet. I will. There other is to Pass the award along to other Genea-Bloggers.

Now, this is a tough, as most of the Genea-bloggers that I follow already have this award. But, here goes and not in any specific order:

Elizabeth Powell Crowe at Crowe’s Nest by Eliabeth Powell Crowe. I learned about Libby while listening to another leader in the Blogging community, Dear Myrtle. Libby was a guest on Dear Myrtle’s Podcast.

Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings. What a gentleman. I have had the honor of meeting Randy and read his Blog several times again. I look up to him as a leader and mentor in the wonderful world of Genea-Blogging.

Tammy Altonen Schenekl at Genealogy – It All Starts Somewhere. Her introduction to her blog I can really get into. It says, in part, “The larger my tree gets, the more questions I get; this leads to more research! I love it! That is what genealogy is about – solving mystery after mystery. ”

Carol at Reflections from the Fence.. The picture on her Blog has my attention. To be able to pick up and travel around the country … not going to happen, so I will do that here, by sharing my parents travel around the country, but is a much smaller vehicle. Oh, I do read her blog.

Dear Myrtle at DearMYRTLE’s Genealogy Blog . Need I say more. I have had the honor of meeting Dear Mytle and Mr. Mrytle, “talk” with them weekly in Second Life, and am currently working on a special project with her.

Gini Webb at Ginisology. What can I say about Gini .. well, because of this blog, Gini and I have found that way are related. But, have you read her introductions to other Genea-Bloggers on the Genea-Blogger website.

My list wouldn’t be complete with this list of Genea-Bloggers:

* footnoteMaven
* Moultrie Creek
* Miriam
* Kathryn Doyle
* Thomas MacEntee

Please visit these Blogs and leave them a comment. I have learned from each of them.

Genealogy Connections

July 5, 2010

Within minutes, after my last post here, I made two ‘cousin’ connections.

I usually have Twitter and Facebook running on my laptop computer while working on my Desktop computer.

I saw a Blog post, looked at it, and my grandparents names and their family was used an example on a How To Do type of Genealogy website.

I couldn’t post directly to the Twitter(er) because the person wasn’t following me. So, I posted a message on the Blog.

That blog post, was posted within minutes of mine and within minutes we were connected.

Within minutes of that, another Twitter went by and it caught my eye. I do read that Blog all of the time. While reading it, I looked at the bottom of the blog which listed a some “other” surnames being researched.

So, within 10 minutes, Based on Twitter, Facebook, and Blogging, I made 2 new Worthington / Cheyney connections.

Happy Dances all around.

Emails are flying all around. I even have homework for my next trip to Chester County, PA to take photos.

If anyone wants to know “Why Facebook”, “Why Twitter”, “Why Blog” …. This is an example.

It all started because of an Answered Phone Call.

Worthington, Nicholas Ellsworth

January 19, 2009

Please visit this Blog for information about Nicholas Ellsworth Worthington (1836 – 1916)

New Blog for Family Tree Maker

September 17, 2008


Thank you for visiting this Blog. It is retuning to sharing my research on the Worthington Surname.

A new Blog has been established for this User and how the Family Tree Maker program is used to capture and record Genealogy Research.

The link to the new blog is:

Please visit this new Blog.

Thank you,

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