Friday, January 23, 2015


top 10
Since this last year was my busiest year of posting on my blog, I thought I’d share with you which ones were my favorites.

The “Popular Posts” are listed in the right hand column.  That is determined by the number of hits a particular post is currently receiving.  I’m going to list my TOP 10 based on which ones I enjoyed writing and/or which ones taught me new lessons.

The posts are listed in no particular order
1.  A Great Discovery Yesterday – Ask for Help and You May Get It!
2.  Thriller Thursday – Hobart B. Stewart Murdered – 1936 and the follow up to this post Follow Up on Hobart B. Stewart-Murder Victim – His Death Certificate
3.  Office Closet Clean Out & Organization Project – Do You Have One of “Those” Spaces?
4.  My Trip to Scotland – What I Did Right and What I Did Wrong
5.  Evaluating A Record Found – In Honor of Father’s Day (BRICK WALL DOWN)
6.  Coroner’s Case File – Robert L. Bowden – An Analysis
7.  Why Didn’t I See That?  When the Obvious Escapes Us
8.  Ever Had One of Those “Slap Your Forehead” Moments in Your Research?
9.  A State Census Record That Leads to A Lot More Questions – The Monson Thorp Family
10. Amanuensis Monday – Transcribing My Grandmother’s Journal – Birth & Death Dates – There are 10 posts last year from her journal.  This entry will take you to a post that has links to all of them.

There you have them.  In writing this post I was able to go back & read the posts I have listed and it did bring to mind the fun I had researching and writing them.

I hope you too will enjoy them.

Happy hunting,
Michigan Girl

Copyright ©  2010-2015   Diane Gould Hall


  1. Diane, I don't think I could pick my top 10 that I enjoyed or taught me a lesson. I've had the greatest time writing all of the posts for 2014. Why didn't someone tell me I could do this years ago? ~ Cathy

    1. Cathy. I have to admit it wasn't easy to pick. I completely agree with you about having a great time writing. I can't believe how much research I end up doing for my writing. It's fun and it's helping my research, so what could be better?
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.


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