Blogiversary2Today is my actual blogiversary. My ‘Hello World” post went live two years ago and I’m still writing… not as often as I want, but hey, I’ve managed to keep it up and I’ve had fun doing it. I’ve also had a lot of neat experiences that I think are a direct result of the blog and the people I’ve connected with through it.

I’ve been invited to speak (and write) for what I consider my home genealogical society—WMGS, at the annual Abrams Family History Seminar hosted by the Archives of Michigan, and most recently at the Ionia County Genealogical Society. Thank you all! Each was a fabulous experience!

I’ve also become one of the genealogy resources at my workplace and have a couple of programs in the works for them in the winter—which is kind of neat for a Readers’ Services Librarian.

And, as I’ve noted before, this experiment has helped me identify problems and holes in my research, helped me connect to new friends, relatives, and fellow genies in a new and fun way, and it’s kept me seriously working on something that both excites me and pulls me out of my comfort zone.

So, thank you all for a fabulous two years!

Happy hunting,

Jess

My “Hello World” post went up a year ago today (Sorry, Geneabloggers, but it’s definitely today) and it’s been a fun and bizarre, but research-rich, year. While I had hopes of making more road-trips I’ve often had to opt for short hops and learning more about my local institutions—which, mind you, are none too shabby. But this has been a good year for getting organized, connecting with family, and connecting with fellow researchers.

I want to thank all my followers, subscribers, and friends. It may seem funny to say it, but it’s so cool to know that there are people reading my posts! A special thank you to Anne at Adventures of a Kidney Donor! A blog had never crossed my mind until we got to talking about hers. Thanks so much, to the supportive, informative and fun Geneabloggers community. And they’ve heard it before but Sue, Bobbie, Kris, Jeri, and Ariana… Thank you for your continued support! And here’s to another fun and productive research year.

My parents didn’t do the big first birthday parties the way their parents or my generation seems to be stuck on (which I’m totally fine with) so I had to go back to find a good graphic.

Happy Hunting,

Jess

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