Friday, November 6, 2009

Updates On Researching My British Ancestors ...

Over the past couple of weeks I've received some answers on a couple of my British ancestral lines. A birth certificate for an ancestor and a marriage certificate for another ancestor arrived in the mail a couple of weeks to about one-and-a-half weeks ago, and I was able to confirm my suspicions about the ancestors' parents. The birth certificate confirmed the maiden name of my ancestor's mother, and the marriage certificate confirmed the bride's father's name. Also, I received an e-mail a couple days ago from a distant cousin from another line, and he sent me images of my the 1911 census for my ancestors and the images of another relative's World War One records.

As you can imagine, I'm excited by both of these events, and I do plan on writing about the World War One records of my ancestors and relatives on Veteran's Day. Enjoy and stay tuned for that post ...

Shades Of The Departed Has A Magazine!

I just happened to take a look at footnoteMaven's blog, Shades Of The Departed, and learned that footnoteMaven has created a magazine from her blog. November 2009 is the first edition, and you can read more about it here. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

British World War One Records Updated!

I just happened to see John's article on Ancestry's updating of World War One records. I've done a little searching with the records so far today, and I might have found a relative. I'm not sure, but if I have, I will write more about the research later. Enjoy!

16th Edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture Posted!

The 16th edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture has been posted! You can read it here. The topic for the next edition will be on "Irish genealogy show and tell," and you can read more about it here. Enjoy!

Update: Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy Submissions Deadline Extended

I just want to let everyone know that the deadline for submitting articles to the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy has been extended. The new deadline for submissions is now November 15th, and the edition will be published on the 20th at Al's Polish-American Genealogy Research. Enjoy!

83rd Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy Posted!

The 83rd edition of the Carnival of Genealogy has been posted! You can read it here. The topic for the next edition will be on

"What the Carnival of Genealogy has meant to you.

The COG has been published twice a month for over three years now, 83 editions thus far! It's covered a wide variety of topics and introduced many, many new bloggers and even a new carnival. Here's an opportunity to look back and reflect on when you first discovered the COG and when you first participated in it.
  • What was your favorite topic to write about?
  • Have you guest hosted the COG?
  • Is there an article you've read in the COG that stands out in your mind?
  • What have you learned from reading or writing for the COG?
  • Have you ever recommended the COG to anyone?
  • If you haven't participated in the COG thus far, why not?
  • How has the COG helped your family history research?
  • Has it impacted your life in any way?
Share your COG experience with us and please indicate the number of COG editions you've participated in at the end of your article."


Sunday, November 1, 2009

Update On the Possible Griffin Shipwreck

Remember when I posted on the possibility that the shipwreck, Griffin, had been found? Well, Brenda has posted an article that gives an update on the story. It will be interesting to see if this ship is the Griffin. Enjoy!

Google Analytics Report For October 2009

As hard as it is to believe, another month has passed, and that means that it is time for another Google Analytics report. Here are the results for October 2009:

The top ten countries, in number of visits, are:
  1. United States - 288 visits
  2. Canada - 33 visits
  3. United Kingdom - 14 visits
  4. Netherlands - 11 visits
  5. Argentina - 5 visits
  6. (Not set) - 5 visits
  7. Germany - 5 visits
  8. Australia - 4 visits
  9. New Zealand - 3 visits
  10. Norway - 2 visits
The top ten states in the United States, in number of visits, are:
  1. Indiana - 72 visits
  2. California - 35 visits
  3. Texas - 20 visits
  4. Illinois - 16 visits
  5. Ohio - 14 visits
  6. Pennsylvania - 11 visits
  7. Michigan - 11 visits
  8. New York - 10 visits
  9. Minnesota - 7 visits
  10. Virginia - 7 visits
The top ten articles, in number of views, are:
  1. Genealogy Societies - My Thoughts - 24 views
  2. If Something Were To Happen ... - 17 views
  3. Tombstone Maker Website - 16 views
  4. Three Book Reviews Posted! - 15 views
  5. Genealogy and History Thoughts Column 18 - An Important Lesson: Never Assume ... - 14 views
  6. 16th Edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy - 12 views
  7. 23rd Edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy Posted! - 12 views
  8. Saturday Night Fun - Unusual Ancestor's Name - 12 views
  9. Saturday Night Fum - My Most Satisfying Research Moments - 9 views
  10. An Interesting Article On An Archaeological Find In the U. K. - 8 views
Well, that is it for this month's report. To my readers, I just want to say, "Thank you for reading!" Stay tuned for next month's report, and enjoy!