Monday, April 22, 2013

Two Years of Blogging!

I've been sharing my family history on this blog for two years. This is post number 173.

The top posts for the past year:

1. DNA Test Results from AncestryDNA about my experience using's DNA. I had posted this just before my first blogiversary.

2. 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History - Weather about my memory of the Blizzard of '78 in the Boston area. Even though I wrote this soon after I started writing my blog (April 2011), I noticed that it was being read quite a bit during this past very snowy winter in Boston.

3. Pennsylvania Death Records and Percy Hunter's Death Certificate about the availability of Pennsylvania records and exploring the death record for my great-grandfather.

4. Great Aunt Adelia about my paternal grandfather's older sister, who became a Catholic nun working with Padre Pio in Italy.

5. Family Recipe Friday - Hermit Cookies about my favorite cookie recipe. I shared this in December 2011, when I baked them for Christmas and took pictures as I did so. This past winter I noticed that one of my blog's traffic sources was Pinterest (which I don't use), where two of the pictures were "pinned"and therefore, Pinterest users were directed to my blog.

My newest challenge is to regularly write a Surname Saturday blog post which seems to take me more time (as I get distracted by my poor source citations, especially when they are secondary sources and I feel the need to find additional confirmation of facts). However, it is a great way for me to review various branches of my family tree.

Here is a Wordle showing six generations of ancestor surnames.

I will keep blogging and I thank you for reading.


  1. Happy "Blogiversary," Elizabeth! I always enjoy your blog posts and look forward to another year of reading. =)

  2. Happy Blog Anniversary! This is my first visit to your blog. I like the layout, crisp & not too cluttered. Surname Saturday is a nice way to reivew your branches & put them out to see if others connect. Good luck with those posts.

  3. Happy Blogiversary and wishing you many more!

  4. Thank you all for your blogiversary wishes!