I've been busy, busy, busy - just like everyone else. Shopping (mostly from my keyboard), wrapping, crafting with the kids and dealing with our first snow of the season.
I've had limited time to read or write and currently there are 1000+ articles awaiting my attention in my reader. Undoubtedly there are tons of great articles I have not read yet. I expect to be playing catch up well into Christmas vacation.
The Holiday edition of Shades of the Departed Magazine is available for your reading enjoyment now. I hope to sit down with my copy later this evening
Tipper shared a wonderful Christmas letter that was found in a cupboard of an old, abandoned house. This would be a wonderful Christmas gift for the family of the author to discover. Tipper and her girls are also making Apple-Cinnamon ornaments at Blind Pig & The Acorn. I nice memory for me, I made dozens of these years ago.
Jasia wrote about her Aunt with Many Names at Creative Gene.
Greta is Searching for Preston Moore (part 2) at Greta's Genealogy Bog. Greta's on a roll this week! While you're there read I Knew It! I Knew Santa was Real!
Debra received A Christmas Present at Work at All My Ancestors.
Donna shared the wonderful Genealogy Photobook she made using Shutterfly at Another Day with Donna.
Journey with Lee from England to Salt Lake City with History of James and Emily Blacknell Hoggard at Lineage Keeper.
My cousin, Tom, contemplates Saving A Life's Work at GenealogyBlog. I'm pretty sure I will never finish my research so his final points are very interesting for me to think about.
Lorine has issued an invitation to join her in Sharing Memories: A Genealogy Journey, at Olive Tree Genealogy. She begins with Winter Activities.
T.K. found treasure - My Auntie's Voice at Before My Time.
Tracy started with seven names written on a piece of paper at The Pieces of My Past.
Lynn shared a great Canadian resource, Local Canadian Histories Digital Library at The Armchair Genealogist.
Dick let us know about the New Digital Books from the Rochester Public Library at Dick's Genealogy & History Corner.
Carnivals and Roundups
Be sure to check out Randy's weekly Best of the Genea-Blogs at Genea-Musings and John's Weekly Picks at TransylvanianDutch.
The Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories continues at GeneaBloggers.
The Blog Carnival submission form is not working. You enter your information, receive a polite thank-you for your submission and your entry disappears out into cyberspace. If you have a submission to any carnival and do not receive an email receipt be sure to send an email with your information to the carnival host. [edited 5:45 pm - I just received my blog carnival receipts going back to Nov. 29! Hopefully they have the problem fixed permanently!]
The deadline for the Smile for the Camera carnival: Gift, was extended until yesterday by Footnote Maven at Shades of the Departed.
The deadline for the Carnival of Genealogy is the 15th with two topics. 1) Other holiday happenings and 2) letters to GeneaSanta to be hosted by Jasia at Creative Gene.
The deadline for the Carnival of Central and Eastern Genealogy: Christmas or Hanukkah Traditions, is the 18th. To be hosted by Jessica at Jessica's Genejournal.
The deadline for a Festival of Postcards: White, is the 20th. To be hosted at A Canadian Family by Evelyn.
Get Well Wishes
Craig of GeneaBlogie had surgery earlier this week and is doing well. I wish him a speedy recovery.
At Cindy's Place, Cindy's father is terminally ill. My thoughts are with her family at this very difficult time.
Lorine of Olive Tree Genealogy continues her recovery and is feeling a bit better.
There has not been an update on how Sheri of TwigTalk is doing but hope she is coming along.