Saturday, January 3, 2009

Looking For Future Hosts ...

I'm still looking for people who would be willing to host a future edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy. Here are the months that are open:
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Those who host an edition get to choose the topic, due date for submissions, and date of publication. If you are interested, please contact me at: jess_history at yahoo dot com. Thanks!

99 Things ...

Yes, I have also decided to join in on another meme that has been going around the genealogy blogs within the past or so. As far as I know, Julie, Terry, Sheri, and Msteri are the ones who have done this meme so far. (Of course, if I have missed someone, I am terribly sorry.)

Things you’ve already done: bold
Things you want to do: italicize in blue (My addition)
Things you haven’t done and don’t want to - leave in plain font

1. Started your own blog.
2. Slept under the stars.
3. Played in a band.
4. Visited Hawaii.
5. Watched a meteor shower.
6. Given more than you can afford to charity.
7. Been to Disney world.
8. Climbed a mountain.
9. Held a praying mantis.
10. Sang a solo.
11. Bungee jumped.
12. Visited Paris.
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea. (Does being in a boat in a harbor on the Great Lakes count?)
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch.
15. Adopted a child.
16. Had food poisoning.
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty.
18. Grown your own vegetables.
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France.
20. Slept on an overnight train.
21. Had a pillow fight.
22. Hitch hiked.
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill.
24. Built a snow fort.
25. Held a lamb.
26. Gone skinny dipping.
27. Run a marathon.
28. Ridden a gondola in Venice.
29. Seen a total eclipse.
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset.
31. Hit a home run.
32. Been on a cruise.
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person.
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors.
35. Seen an Amish community.
36. Taught yourself a new language.
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied.
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person.
39. Gone rock climbing.
40. Seen Michelangelo's David in person.
41. Sung Karaoke.
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt.
43. Bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant.
44. Visited Africa.
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight.
46. Been transported in an ambulance.
47. Had your portrait painted.
48. Gone deep sea fishing.
49. Seen the Sistine chapel in person.
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling.
52. Kissed in the rain.
53. Played in the mud.
54. Gone to a drive-in theatre.
55. Been in a movie.
56. Visited the Great Wall of China.
57. Started a business.
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia.
60. Served at a soup kitchen.
61. Sold Girl Scout cookies.
62. Gone whale watching.
63. Gotten flowers for no reason.
64. Donated blood.
65. Gone sky diving.
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp. (I have not decided whether I want to do this or not.)
67. Bounced a cheque.
68. Flown in a helicopter.
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy.
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial.
71. Eaten Caviar.
72. Pieced a quilt.
73. Stood in Times Square.
74. Toured the Everglades.
75. Been fired from a job.
76. Seen the Changing of the Guard in London.
77. Broken a bone.
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle.
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person.
80. Published a book.
81. Visited the Vatican. (I have not decided whether I want to do this or not.)
82. Bought a brand new car.
83. Walked in Jerusalem.
84. Had your picture in the newspaper.
85. Read the entire Bible.
86. Visited the White House.
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating.
88. Had chickenpox.
89. Saved someone’s life.
90. Sat on a jury.
91. Met someone famous.
92. Joined a book club.
93. Lost a loved one.
94. Had a baby.
95. Seen the Alamo in person.
96. Swum in the Great Salt Lake.
97. Been involved in a law suit.
98. Owned a cell phone.
99. Been stung by a bee.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Google Analytics for December 2008

Well, another month (and year) has gone by, and you know what that means! It is time for another Google Analytics report! So, here are the results for December 2008:

The top ten countries, in number of visits, are:
  1. United States - 554 visits
  2. Canada - 57 visits
  3. United Kingdom - 38 visits
  4. Australia - 4 visits
  5. Germany - 4 visits
  6. Ireland - 4 visits
  7. Jamaica - 4 visits
  8. Spain - 3 visits
  9. Indonesia - 3 visits
  10. Norway - 3 visits

The top ten states in the United States, in number of visits, are:

  1. Michigan - 102 visits
  2. Illinois - 59 visits
  3. Texas - 51 visits
  4. California - 44 visits
  5. New York - 37 visits
  6. Ohio - 34 visits
  7. Tennessee - 25 visits
  8. Maryland - 19 visits
  9. Utah - 17 visits
  10. New Jersey - 13 visits

The top ten places in Michigan, in number of visits, are:

  1. Hamburg - 42 visits
  2. Allendale - 24 visits
  3. Livonia - 6 visits
  4. Redford - 6 visits
  5. Oak Park - 3 visits
  6. Grand Rapids - 3 visits
  7. Lansing - 3 visits
  8. Southfield - 2 visits
  9. Royal Oak - 2 visits
  10. Clio - 2 visits

The top ten posts, in number of views, are:

  1. My Genealogy and Blogging Resolutions For 2009 - 32 views
  2. Does Anyone Know? - 28 views
  3. Another Database Added to FamilySearch Lab's Record Search - 23 views
  4. Tombstone Maker Website - 22 views
  5. Merry Christmas! - 21 views
  6. An Award: The Proximidade Award - 18 views
  7. I Can Finally Start to Breathe ... - 17 views
  8. December Edition of the History Carnival Posted! - 16 views
  9. My 2008 Resolutions - My Results - 16 views
  10. I Found My Great-Grandpa's WWI Service Records! - 14 views

Well, that ends the results for December 2008. To my readers, I just want to say, "Thank you for reading." Enjoy!

Happy New Year's Day!

I just want to wish everyone a happy New Year's Day! Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year's Eve!

I just want to wish everyone a happy New Year's Eve! Enjoy!

Monday, December 29, 2008

An Award: The Proximidade Award

A few days ago I was awarded the Proximidade Award by Msteri, but I had not got around to posting the award. Anyhow, thank you Msteri for nominating me for the award!

So, what is the Proximidade Award? Here is some information on the award:

"These blogs invest and believe in PROXIMITY-nearness in space, time, and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming! These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends! They are not interested in prizes or self -aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."
And now, I am supposed to nominate eight other bloggers for this award, and the people I am nominating are: