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The Versatile Blogger Award

The Versatile Blogger Award, April 2013

As I am staring at the calendar (which tells me that April is almost gone), it is hard to believe that I have been blogging for almost six months. I am only a few weeks shy of that momentous anniversary. During these months, I have been awarded several blogging awards. This week I was given the honor of the Versatile Blogger Award by Linda Arthur Tejera who writes the blog Living With My Ancestors. Thank you very much Linda!

The rules for this award are similar to several others:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog. (check…see above)

2. Nominate 15 blogs for the Versatile Blogger Award, link to their page, and leave a comment notifying them of the  newly bestowed honor. (check…see below)

Since I currently follow and read a bunch of blogs, and I have nominated several of them for awards in the last few months, I decided to pick blogs that I have not previously nominated. Many of them are newer or smaller blogs, so check them out. In no particular order…

1. Finding My Civil War Ancestor
2. Homethoughtsfromabroad626
3. Rosanna’s Genealogical Thoughts
4. Don’t Forget Where We Came From
5. Gran’s Family History
6. Judy’s Family History
7. Chips Off the Old Block
8. Charnwood Genealogy
9. Ghosts In Gray
10. A Stitch in Time
11. Brooklyn in Love and at War
12. Forgotten New England
13. Hughes’ Views & News
14. This Bird Does It
15. Edith and Paul

The last step (3), is to share seven things about yourself…so here it goes.

1. I just submitted my last paper for the BU Genealogical Research Certificate program this week.

2. I signed up as a professional member of APG (Association of Professional Genealogists), also this week. Which means, I will now accept paying clients.

3. My final paper was a client research report. We had to go to a local repository and find a diary or letters that were written prior to 1900. I found an amazing diary written by a 17 year old girl in the 1850s. I really want to do some more research and perhaps write a paper on my findings (to submit to the local historical society/library).

4. Another assignment I had to do this spring was a Genealogical Proof Argument. By using indirect evidence, I had to “prove” a relationship or identity. I used my great…grandmother Ruth Reynolds and I “proved” who her parents were. I am seriously thinking of submitting my argument for publication in a scholarly genealogy journal. I’ll keep everyone posted on this one.

5. My house is an absolute disaster. Where’s my maid?!?! oh wait, yeah, that’s me….

6. I am currently reading George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones. I’ve watched both the 1st and 2nd seasons on DVD now, but don’t have HBO. I guess I’ll just have to read the rest of the books while waiting for the 3rd season to come out on DVD, although my husband says that after the first book, the series and the books digress.

7. I really love Glee. I generally don’t watch much television. Given the option, I would probably play on the computer or read a book instead of watching television. I was a theatre major in college and in graduate school and I love musical theatre. I know the show is completely unrealistic but it is fun. This week’s episode featured two songs from musicals that were on Broadway when I was a kid, and I actually saw them! “At the Ballet” from A Chorus Line and “Little Girls” from Annie.