Friday, September 5, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Was I awarded another Award? Well, not really. Lidian of The Virtual Dime Museum was awarded this award, and after listing seven blogs, she mentioned that those on her blog roll could also consider themselves tagged. Since I'm listed on her blog roll, I figured I would go ahead and give this award to other genealogy blogs.
So, what are the rules? Give this award to seven other blogs (with links) and let them know that you have picked them. Also, link back to the person who gave you this award.
So, here are my seven choices:
- Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog
- Little Bytes Of Life
- All My Branches
- Small-leaved Shamrock
- Creative Gene
- AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors
- Steve's Genealogy Blog
Even though I have listed seven blogs, I read and follow many genealogy and history blogs, so if anyone from my blog lists, who was not listed above, that wants to participate can do so also. Enjoy!
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Update, 4 September 2008 at 10:15 P. M.: I have moved this gadget up the page. It is now below the copyright notice.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
The top ten countries, in number of visits, are:
- United States - 535 visits
- Canada - 25
- United Kingdom - 15 visits
- Germany - 7 visits
- Australia - 7 visits
- Ireland - 4 visits
- New Zealand - 2 visits
- Finland - 2 visits
- Croatia - 1 visit
- Malaysia - 1 visit
The top ten U. S. states, in number of visits, are:
- Michigan - 113 visits
- California - 70 visits
- Texas - 51 visits
- not set/unlisted - 39 visits
- Illinois - 38 visits
- Washington - 21 visits
- Ohio - 19 visits
- Virginia - 17 visits
- Indiana - 16 visits
- Wisconsin - 12 visits
The top Michigan ten towns, cities or locations, in number of visits, are:
- Whitmore Lake - 43 visits
- Kent County - 31 visits
- Redford - 12 visits
- Utica - 5 visits
- Berkley - 3 visits
- Oak Park - 3 visits
- Grand Rapids - 3 visits
- Lansing - 3 visits
- Livonia - 2 visits
- Fraser - 1 visit
The top ten articles read this month are:
- One of my Favorite Photos ... - 53 views
- 10th Edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy - 40 views
- FamilySearch Lab Adds More Databases To Record Search - 20 views
- Tombstone Maker Website - 19 views
- I've Been Tagged! - 11 views
- Summer Reading Challenge: A List of the Books I Read - 10 views
- To Join Or Not To Join? That is the Question ... - 10 views
- Update On that Lake Ontario Shipwreck ... - 9 views
- 54th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy Posted! - 9 views
- My Two Cents on Ancestry's Internet Biography Database - 8 views
Well, that is it for this past month's statistics. (I can't believe it is September already!) Again, to my readers, I just want to say, "Thank you for reading!"
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Still Looking For A Host For The October Edition Of The Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy
Also, I just want to remind everyone that submissions for this upcoming carnival edition are due on September 21st. Steve Danko will be hosting the September edition. Also, you can submit your article by clicking on the image I made for the Carnival. It will take you to the submission form.
I like several different types of music ranging from classical music to classic rock to country music, and that is probably due in part to the music my mom and dad played in the house and in the car. The primary reason why I like classical music is because my mom played (and still plays) the piano, and I always loved hearing her play the piano as a child. (Actually, I still do.) Of course, in the car, my parents primarily played classic rock and soft rock radio channels (and later, CDs), so I ended up liked to listen to the Eagles, Journey, REO Speedwagon, etc.
I don't exactly remember when my parents started listening to country music. I really can't remember either one of them listening to country until the mid-90s when we first got CDs. One of the first CDs we had was a CD of the Country band, Alabama. Alabama became my first favorite band that I liked to listen to, and the band is still one of my favorite Country bands. I still do listen to country music at times, and a few of the many Country artists that I like are: Toby Keith, Faith Hill, Rascal Flats, and Montgomery Gentry.
As for Christian music, my first exposure to Contemporary Christian music was probably from the Amy Grant piano music that I would hear my mom play. As for listening to the actual artists, I think my first exposure occurred around the same time as my exposure to country music. The first two Christian CDs that I can remember my family having were of Michael W. Smith and Steven Curtis Chapman. Even though these two Christian singers are still among my favorite Contemporary Christian artists that I like to listen to, I also like listening to Casting Crowns, MercyMe and other groups whose names that I can't think of off the top of head at the moment.
Currently, up at college, I primarily listen to Contemporary Christian and Country music, although I spend more time listening to Contemporary Christian music more than anything else. As you can see, my interests in music have a large range of difference between them.