Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Happy 9th Blogiversary!

I started From Maine to Kentucky nine years ago. I have been mulling over why I haven't been inspired to blog and I think there are two main reasons. One is that I like to write about recent discoveries, and I don't feel that I've had any exciting breakthroughs recently (though I do have a breakthrough but am looking for more evidence to be sure).

The other is that I mostly enjoy researching and writing about ancestors in the 19th and early 20th centuries and I've done quite a bit of blogging about all my known direct ancestors during this period (and even some collateral relatives). Perhaps I'll blog more about some of my interesting distant uncles, aunts, and cousins.

As I have noted at Counting Third Cousins, I have spent almost three years, on and off, doing descendancy research: researching the descendants of all my second great-grandparents. This helps me identify my DNA matches. During the past year, I shared several stories about my half cousins who descend from my second great-grandfather, Samuel Sewall Greeley, and his first wife. (I've identified several DNA matches in this branch.)

I also update my DNA Resources page as I blog about DNA testing and resources.

One of my favorite posts from the past year is Wordless Wednesday ~ MyHeritage In Color™. If you haven't had a chance to colorize some of your old black and white photos, I encourage you to check it out. Here is another one of my grandfather in Wyoming in 1917. I originally blogged about his trip in a series of posts which started at Grandfather Out West.



This is my grandfather, Lowell Townsend Copeland, on the left and his friend, Bill Sidley, on the right.

Thank you to those who continue to follow and read my blog.

12 comments:

  1. Congratulations for so many years of blogging !

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  2. Hi Elizabeth, Congratulations on your 9th blogiversary. :)

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  3. Happy Blogiversary! Nine years is quite an accomplishment. I am celebrating my Sixth Blogiversary today -- three years behind you. So you are an inspiration. And love the colorized photos :-)

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    1. Thank you for the well wishes. I've added your blog to my reader.

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  4. Congratulations on 9 years of blogging Elizabeth -- that is an accomplishment!

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    1. Thanks very much John. Glad to see you're blogging too!

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