Saturday, March 27, 2010

Weekly Rewind


Scanfest is tomorrow, Sunday, March 28th. I missed the last one so I hope to make this one! Miriam Robbins Midkiff will be our hostess at AncesStories and you can get all the details here.

Weekly Reading

Sharon, at Kindred Footprints, has a wonderful series on Mother Monica and I thoughly enjoyed learning about her and her good works. Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V.

At Creative Gene, Jasia is feeling quite Melancholy. It's very sad what has become of the places that were so important to her family's history. Her tour of the past continued with Melancholy Too and she did a wonderful job with the photos for this!

Caroline M Pointer ponders on the luck of her family at Family Stories with Dancing With the Storms, Pt 1; Pt 2

Do you write down your special memories for your children? At A Day in the Life of the Collins 7, Heather's gift to her son Simon on his birthday was the story of his birth and I am sure he will treasure it when he is my age!

Seems like everyone is talking about the 2010 Census. Amy Coffin, at We Tree, has sent in her form and has a link for you to see how your county is doing - Get Counted in the 2010 Census. However, at Northview Diary, Marianne shares her frustration and says, I'll Probably Go to Jail. For some laughter on the subject check out the video shared by Abba-Dad at I Dream of Genea(logy).

Renee experienced an Elevator Ride of Terror! at Renee's Genealogy Blog. I hope she has recovered from the experience!

At My Ancestors and Me, Nancy has started an interesting discussion on how we feel about tradgeties that our ancestors suffered. Do You Grieve?

In an email, Kathi suggested that I include Following Your Roots From Devonshire England to Minden, Louisiana, by Schelley Brown at The Old Minden Cemetery and I'm glad she did! It's a great story about unexpected finds and the generousity of strangers.

Spring is finally here and that means it is time for Genealogy Spring Cleaning. Denise Levenick has a week's worth of chores for us at The Family Curator. She also shared what she got accomplished each day to help inspire the rest us.

Patricia shared A House to Remember ---- 1240 M Street at Patricia Craig Johnson's Genealogy Blog.

Cheryl shared the painful story of her great-grandmother at Two Sides of the Ocean: From Whence I Came... Mary Anna Rubiz.

Some quick tips from DailyBlogTips: Bloggers These Days...

Carnival's and Roundups

The 27th edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy has been post by Al Wierzerba at Al's Polish-American Genealogy Research. The topic was "the Village of My Ancestors. The next edition will be hosted at Discovering Latvian Roots and the topic will be "War Stories." At Jessica's Genejournal, Jessica is looking for future hosts for the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy.

Check out John Newmark's Weekly Genealogy Picks at TransylvanianDutch.

Greta's Follow Friday post at Greta's Genealogy Bog is a mini roundup with some great reading suggestions.

At Passing It On, Larry Lehmer has another editon of Five We Like: Another week of family history goodies.

My Week

I don't know how I fit in all that I did this week! Two days at Mom's, a morning spent shopping, a day at Nursery School with Twig as his "special person" - he was too cute! and several doin's at work that took up extra time.

I worked some more on my Glover line and then was distracted when one of my husband's cousins contacted me looking for information on his Nardozza/Nardozzi line. Hadn't looked at that in ages and found some new records there. I even spent a couple of hours working on my blog index - which I have decided will take all year to finish :(

But the really BIG NEWS for me this week is that we bought a home in Orlando! It's really looking like I'll get to be a Snowbird at the end of this year.

With my foot surgery just over two weeks away I'm really starting to feel pressured to get everything done that I feel needs to be done around the house and down at Mom's but once I'm laid up I should have two or three weeks to devote to genealogy :-)


my Heritage Happens said...

Nice job Apple! I have read most of these and totally agree with you! Congratulations again on your new purchase! So very exciting! I will miss scan fest this time, but will spend special time with the prince and princess. You are a busy gal! Have a great weekend!

Sharondipity Designs said...

Apple, thank you so much for including my series on Mother Monica in your Weekly Rewind. I was so thrilled when I discovered her and had so much fun writing about her. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Becky Wiseman said...

Wow! A home in Orlando! That's great. I know how much you've wanted that for so long. I'm glad you have finally gotten it. Just hope that future Florida winters don't compare to this years... Congratulations, Apple.

Greta Koehl said...

Apple - Congratulations on that Orlando house! And, it never fails, I've learned here about two blogs I hadn't seen before. Thanks also for the mention.

Diana Ritchie said...

Hey Apple - good luck with the foot surgery...and enjoy your down time with genealogy! Thanks for your weekly re-wind...I found a few things I had missed and really enjoyed them.

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