Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Happy Blog Anniversary to Leaves & Branches!


On September 3, 2010 I sent out my first blog post. I wanted to reach out to others who might be related to my family tree and who would be willing to share & compare information. My daughter, Alyssa, helped me set up my blog. I was both nervous and excited as I made decisions about the layout, title & the first post.

One of the best things that has happened over the years has been the connection with GeneaBloggers! I have been entertained & educated & challenged to improve by Thomas MacEntee and fellow members of this great group.

An unexpected perk has been making blogging buddies like Charlie, Wendy & Cheri. They are always willing to encourage & give suggestions & just be friendly.

I have made some connections with distant family members. I hope to find even more. Maybe I'll discover that one person who just happens to have a trunk full of original family documents and a pile of ancient photo albums! ha!

Meanwhile, it is time for a slice of cake, a glass of wine and a look back at how far I've come.

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15 comments:

  1. Happy Blogiversary, Friend! It is ironic that we started blogging to connect with family, but connections outside our family have been enjoyable and fulfilling. I wake every day looking forward to reading about what my blog friends are up to. Cheers, Colleen!

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    1. Wendy, you are right. Thanks for the good wishes, buddy!

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  2. Happy 4th Blogiversary. You could come to NC and we could sit down, eat the cake and talk about all the exicting things that have happen in the past 4 years. Looking forward to many more exiciting finds, both written and related kinfolk.

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    1. Charlie, I love your idea! Another visit together would be wonderful. Thanks for the good wishes!

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  3. Happy Blogiversary! Slainte! Continued success and many happy connections :)

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    1. Sally, more connections would be wonderful. Thanks!

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  4. Happy blogiversary - here's to many, many more!

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  5. Happy anniversary, Colleen. I wish you many more years of wonderful blog posts and great success in your family history searches.

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    1. Thanks, Nancy! Occasionally I wonder if I will 'run out' of things to write about but new avenues of research continually open up.

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