There is a new blog award floating around, and this blog has been honored by David Weller and southwestarkie. The Ancestor Approved award was created by Leslie Ann Ballou as “a way to let my fellow genealogy bloggers know how much I appreciate and enjoy their blogs full of tips and tricks as well as funny and heartwarming stories”.
The rules of this award state that the recipient list ten things they have learned about any of their ancestors that has surprised, humbled, or enlightened them and then pass the award along to ten other bloggers who they feel are doing their ancestors proud.
As for the ten things I’ve learned, it’s hard to put into words. I’ve learned so much about my family in the short time I’ve been working on genealogy. Many of the stories have already been shared here on my blog. Some stories have yet to be told, simply because I don’t have enough information to tell a well-rounded story. One of the things that fascinates me is that through my paternal grandmother, I have many ancestors who were pioneers and helped to shape the U.S., from military service to politics. Many of my ancestors in the other lines immigrated to the U.S. in the late 1800s. I have yet to learn the reasons why they left their homeland and to what degree of success they had after they immigrated. These are questions I hope to find the answers to and tell their story.
As for other bloggers doing their ancestors’ proud, here’s my list:
- Pam Warren – Granny’s Genealogy
- T.K. – Before My Time
- Alice Ditts – My Genealogy Research
- Tavis Lemaster – TJLGenes: Preserving Our Family History
- Brian Zalewski – Zalewski Family Genealogy
- Midge Frazel – Granite in My Blood
- Becky Wiseman – Kinexxions
- George Geder – Geder Genealogy
- Amy Coffin – We Tree
- Cindy – Everything’s Relative
My other blog, Who Will Tell Their Story?, also received this award.