Congrats to the December Genealogy Blog Party Top Vote-Getter!

 

December’s Most Popular Post

The votes are in for the December Genealogy Blog Party! It was very close this time, but I am happy to report that the top vote-getter was “Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Your 2016 Dear Genea-Santa Letter” by Janice M. Sellers of Ancestral Discoveries

Janice was a very good girl in 2016, attending many genealogy conferences and educational opportunities, as well as giving back through volunteer work. She has quite a few requests on her wish list, but here is her #1:

My top priority is still that I want to help my now 91-year-old aunt find and make contact with Raymond Lawrence Sellers, the son she gave up for adoption 71 years ago. We haven’t made much progress since last year. She did a DNA test through Family Tree DNA, the results of which I’ve uploaded to GEDMatch. (Unfortunately, she wasn’t able to manufacture enough saliva for a successful AncestryDNA test, so we aren’t able to search directly in that pool.) The bad news is that she doesn’t show any close matches besides her siblings, her son, and me (i.e., family members we already knew had tested). It’s possible that her son didn’t have any descendants, or that absolutely none of them has decided to try the whole DNA thing. It is so important for her to find him, so I’m really hoping for this one. It’s the number one item on my list.

Hopefully, Genea-Santa will make this wish come true in 2017!

Be sure to visit Janice’s blog and the other blogs in the December Genealogy Blog Party. Many thanks to everyone who wrote a post for this round and to all who voted!

 

 

Make a Wish (List) at the Genealogy Blog Party!

Genealogy Blog Party December 2016

 

Santa’s making a list and checking it twice. Have you been naughty, or have you been nice?

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Get your wish list ready for the December #Genealogy Blog Party! Click To Tweet

 

Want to participate, but you don’t have a blog? Send me your story, and I will share it as a guest post. And remember, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel to participate.

 

Party Etiquette (a.k.a. The Rules):

  1. Bring a Friend – Notify your followers of the Genealogy Blog Party by using Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or whatever types of social media you use. Social media buttons are located just to your left, for your convenience.
  2. Visit and comment on at least 3 other links in the party (more is better, of course). Why? Because parties are social events, and we can’t be social without talking to each other!
  3. Follow me on social media, if you haven’t already. Links are in the footer.
  4. Subscribe to the Little Bytes of Life NewsletterNewsletter subscribers receive advance notice of Genealogy Blog Party themes and other information. 🙂

More Information:

Read past Genealogy Blog Parties
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Grab a Badge!

 

 

Congrats to the November Genealogy Blog Party Top Vote-Getter!

Genealogy Blog Party November

 

November’s Most Popular Post

The votes are in for the November Genealogy Blog Party, and I am happy to report that the top vote-getter was “Something’s Fishy…” by Karen of Ancestor Soup

Karen tells the sweet story of how her grandma served a traditional Norwegian dish one Christmas Eve and her family’s reluctance to try it. I’m not sure I would have been as brave as Karen, had I been in her shoes!

Be sure to visit Karen’s blog and the other blogs in the November Genealogy Blog Party for some wonderful stories of family traditions!

Many thanks to everyone who wrote a post for this round and to all who voted!

 

 

The Genealogy Blog Party Celebrates Family Traditions

Genealogy Blog Party November 2016 Family Traditions

 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: parties, food, family, and FUN!

So… tell us about your favorite holiday* tradition!

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Celebrate family traditions at the November #Genealogy Blog Party! Click To Tweet

 

Want to participate, but you don’t have a blog? Send me your story, and I will share it as a guest post. And remember, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel to participate.

 

Party Etiquette (a.k.a. The Rules):

  1. Bring a Friend – Notify your followers of the Genealogy Blog Party by using Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or whatever types of social media you use. Social media buttons are located just to your left, for your convenience.
  2. Visit and comment on at least 3 other links in the party (more is better, of course). Why? Because parties are social events, and we can’t be social without talking to each other!
  3. Follow me on social media, if you haven’t already. Links are in the footer.
  4. Subscribe to the Little Bytes of Life NewsletterNewsletter subscribers receive advance notice of Genealogy Blog Party themes and other information. 🙂

More Information:

Read past Genealogy Blog Parties
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Grab a Badge!

 

 

Congrats to the October Genealogy Blog Party Top Vote-Getter!

Genealogy Blog Party - October's Top Post

 

October’s Most Popular Post

The votes are in for the October Genealogy Blog Party, and I am pleased to report that the top vote-getter this time was “The Lantern in the Cemetery” by Nancy H. Vest. 

Nancy tells the strange story of a mysterious light in the cemetery, and how it scared the local dogs and sent them running. Oddly enough, nobody was ever seen to be carrying the lantern. Spooky!  😯 

Be sure to visit Nancy’s blog and the other blogs in the October Genealogy Blog Party for some strange and wonderful genealogy stories!

Many thanks to everyone who wrote a post for this round and to all who voted!

 

 

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