Saturday, December 5, 2009

Still Looking For Hosts and a Reminder ...

I'm still looking for hosts for future editions of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy for 2010. I do not know yet how many editions I will be able to host, and I at the moment, I am looking for someone who is willing to host either the January or February edition. Please contact me at jess_history at yahoo dot com by December 18th. Thanks!

Also, I just want to remind everyone that submissions for the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy will be due on December 18th, and the topic is on Christmas/Hanukkah traditions. You can submit your entries here. Enjoy!

Saturday Night Fun - Dear Genea-Santa

For this Saturday Night Fun, Randy has challenged other genealogy bloggers to write a letter to the Genea-Santa listing one of our genealogy wishes, and I've decided to participate in this challenge. Here is my letter:

Dear Genea-Santa,

For this Christmas, I would like you to bring evidence that connects my ancestor, Adam Oswalt to the Benjamin Oswalt and William Oswalt living in Michigan. I believe they are brothers, but so far, the only evidence I have is circumstantial. I've tried to balance my genealogy research with my school work, and I think I have succeeded for the most part. I think I was able to help one genealogist with her research, if I remember correctly, but I haven't been able to do much more since I was busy.



(As a side note, I've finally finished writing my response to the Halloween version of the Saturday Night Fun, and you can read it here. I still have a couple more responses to past Saturday Night Fun challenges to post as well. I hope to finish those some time in the future. Please, stay tuned, and enjoy!)

Friday, December 4, 2009

85th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy Posted!

The 85th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy has been posted! You can read it here. The topic for the next edition will be on
"The Other Holiday Happenings! Often times December to mid-January birthdays and anniversaries get over shadowed by the Christmas/Hanukkah/New Year holidays. So we're going to shine a spotlight on those family members and ancestors this time around. Select one or more December to mid-January birthdays and/or anniversaries on your family tree. Write a short tribute to or memory of those birthday guys and gals and write a toast to the anniversary couples. Share it in the COG!

And this edition will have a Part 2 as well (separate blog post)! We can't go into the Christmas holiday without our genealogy wish lists for Genea-Santa!!! So write up a list of what you'd like Genea-Santa to bring you and share it in the COG :-) The deadline for all entries is December 15th. This edition will be hosted by Jasia at Creative Gene."


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Google Analytics Report For November 2009

Another month has gone by, and that means that it is time for another Google Analytics report! Here are the results for November 2009:

The top ten countries, in number of visits, are:
  1. United States - 33o visits
  2. Canada - 43 visits
  3. United Kingdom - 28 visits
  4. Australia - 11 visits
  5. Netherlands - 11 visits
  6. Germany - 9 visits
  7. Spain - 8 visits
  8. India - 5 visits
  9. Philippines - 5 visits
  10. Japan - 5 visits
The top ten states in the United States, in number of visits, are:
  1. Indiana - 51 visits
  2. California - 30 visits
  3. Texas - 24 visits
  4. Illinois - 22 visits
  5. Ohio - 20 visits
  6. New York - 20 visits
  7. Michigan - 12 visits
  8. Georgia - 10 visits
  9. Pennsylvania - 9 visits
  10. Utah - 8 visits
The top ten articles, in number of views, are:
  1. British World War One Records Updated! - 25 views
  2. Call For Future Hosts - 2010 - 19 views
  3. Updates On Researching My British Ancestors ... - 15 views
  4. Shades Of The Departed Has A Magazine! - 14 views
  5. Update on the Possible Griffin Shipwreck - 14 views
  6. Music in the Family ... - 13 views
  7. Google Analytics Report For October 2009 - 13 views
  8. Searching For My German Ancestors - Some Resources - 12 views
  9. Veteran's Day - 12 views
  10. Tombstone Maker Website - 11 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!