Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Liebster Award

Thanks to Charlie Purvis who gave me the Liebster Award. I enjoy visiting his blog: Carolina Family Roots. We have discovered that we are distant cousins & we met recently! Thanks, cousin! 

1. Thank the blogger who presented you with the Liebster Award, and link back to his or her blog.
2. Answer the 11 questions from the nominator; list 11 random facts about yourself, and create 11 questions for your nominees.
3. Present the Liebster Award to 11 bloggers, who have blogs with 200 followers or less, whom you feel deserve to be noticed. Leave a comment on the blogs letting the owners know they have been chosen.
4. Upload the Liebster Award image to your blog.

Answers to the 11 questions Charlie asked me:

1. What is your most notable achievement, thus far, in life? Professionally that would be receiving the Elizabeth Ann Seton Teacher of the Year Award when I was teaching first grade in a small Catholic school.

2. What part has your education played in this achievement? I have Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education.

3. What was your most “serendipity” moment in your genealogical research? I was visiting Ohio to research my maternal; grandmother’s lines. I went into the Wayne County Library and introduced myself to the librarian explaining what I was looking for. She said I had to meet her husband. He had been researching the Ritter family line for many years. He is my third cousin, once removed. We met that evening and are still in touch.

4. Have you encountered any “brick walls” in your research? If so, were you able to resolve your brick wall? There are always branches where I want to learn more or move further back in time but basically I think I need to educate myself more before I can answer my own questions. If I still can’t learn more that would be a brick wall.

5. Have you ever attended a National Genealogical Society Family History Conference? No. I have only been to one conference, for the Ohio Genealogical Society.

6. Do you do most of your research on-line or do your travel to courthouses and archives to do research? I prefer to travel to archives, courthouses & local libraries but when I cannot travel I use the internet.

7. Is your family research centralized to one location or spread over several states? My family roots spread across several states & countries.

8. How important is the Genealogical Proof Standard in your research and does your database meet that requirement? I’d like to know more about the Genealogical Proof Standard; how it came to be & why this is the form we should use.

9. Do you have an on-line tree? Is it public or private? The trees in my Family Tree Maker are private. Lines that I want to share are on my web site.

10. Do you intend to publish your research at some point in the future? Yes. I have written a book on my paternal grandmother’s family & have begun on another book.

11. Have you participated in any DNA testing to resolve difficult genealogical stumbling blocks? Were the results beneficial to your research? Not yet. I would like to at some time.

11 Random Facts about Me:

1. I plant a vegetable garden with tomatoes, garlic & herbs each year.
2. I don’t have any sisters but I have three brothers.
3. I like to make birthday cards for friends & family.
4. We have three children; no two live in the same state.
5. I am a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts and have been a scout since I was a Brownie.
6. Maeve Binchy & Elizabeth Berg are a couple of my favorite authors.
7. I had walked beaches on both the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans.
8. I’ve been to several islands in the Caribbean and French Polynesia.
9. Quilting, genealogy, photography & reading are favorites of mine.
10. My husband & I take ballroom dance classes.
11. I love my family!

11 Questions for my nominees:

 Do you have a favorite family branch? Which one? 
2. What location [state or country] have you found easiest to research?
3. What location [state or county] have you found to be very difficult to research?
4. What location, associated with your research, would you like to visit?
5. Is there anyone in your family who may want to become the family’s next genealogist?
6. What message[s] or tip[s] would you give your family’s next genealogist?
7. Who is the best person in your family for sharing stories of the past?
8. Do you have a funny genealogy tale to share?
9. How do you balance genealogy & other hobbies/pastimes?
10. Would you like to write a genealogy book? 
11. Can you see yourself ever 'done' with your genealogy research?

My 11 Nominees:

1. Margel at 2338Washington Blvd.
2. Teri at Genealogy Jottings
3. Bryna O’Sullivan at Explorations in Connecticut Genealogy
4. The Dead Librarian
5. Wendy At Jollett, Etc.
6. Deborah at Help! The Faerie Folk Hid my Ancestors!
7. Jim at GenealogyBlog
8. Kerry at Clue Wagon
9. Lisa at A Light That Shines Again
10. Philip at Blood & Frogs:Jewish Genealogy & More
11. Jacqui at A Family Tapestry


Jacqi Stevens said...

Colleen, you are so kind to include me in your list. I am honored! You have several of my favorites on your list.

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Jacqi, I love to see what blogs others are following: a friend of a friend. Sometimes I find a new favorite.

Lisa / Smallest Leaf said...

Thank you again, Colleen, for including my blog "A Light That Shines Again" within your list. I am honored - and encouraged to write more since that is the most often neglected of my several blogs!

I'm happy to hear that you've put together a book about your grandmother's family. Getting that research into the hands of others is such an important step for us family historians. Best wishes on your next book project, and keep up the good work on this great blog!