I am more than ready to say goodbye to 2010! It was a very tough year for me both physically and emotionally. Rather than reflect on all the things I'd rather forget I want to take a moment and highlight the things that made me happy. Top ten lists seem quite popular this year, so here is mine.
1. I am most proud of my biography of my second great-grandmother, Sarah Ann Camfield. It was written for the 91st edition of the Carnival of Genealogy and I was honored to be chosen as the featured author of that edition.
2. I was also honored to have Apple's Tree included as one of Family Tree Magazine's 40 Best Genealogy Blogs.
3. I really enjoyed composing Faces of My mtDNA.
4. Randy Seaver prompted me to have some fun with creative writing - SNGF - WDYTYA Starring Apple.
5. It was sad to come to the end of Etoley Robinson's letters and discover that she died quite young but I was pleased to be able to honor a woman that meant so much to my family.
6. I was able to add many memorials to Find A Grave including several for Ellisburg Cemetery.
7. I stumbled across a beautiful piece of needlework created by one of my cousins honoring my fourth great-grandfather.
8. Along with learning something about my ancestors early relationships with the Church at Oaks Corners I also had the opportunity to hopefully help others by transcribing the information that I found.
9. I made progress on my Kelly, Badgley and Glover lines.
10. I added lots and lots of new information to my tree and updated or added lots of source information. I also spent many hours uploading photographs and documents to my Ancestry.com trees both as a way to have an extra backup and in hopes that others will find them.
So it wasn't a great year here at Apple's Tree but a lot got accomplished and it wasn't a totally bad year!