None of us will ever forget this year, will we? Nothing like we ever expected or ever thought of. I have to say that I wish I’d have kept a journal. If not a daily journal, at least a weekly one. It would have made great reading for future generations. Did any of you keep one?
As a blogger I have not written as many posts as I like to. When all of this began, I couldn’t concentrate and had no desire to write at all. I barely wanted to research. I think many of us were disconcerted and unsettled as all of this unfolded. At least I know I was.
Thus, I ended the year with my fewest posts since 2013. Only 56. But, I must think of it as 56 stories that might never have been told.
The first part of this year (before we were all staying home), I had such fun at Rootstech. My friend, Pam and I were in Salt Lake City for a week, from Feb 23 – Mar 1. About 30,000 people attended this conference and just two weeks later, we were all told to stay home and isolate. I’m so glad we got to go and cannot wait to go again.
Here’s a link to my summary of Rootstech
|Here I am writing on the Rootstech Story Board|
This was the 10th anniversary of my blog, or as we call them blogiversaries. I started the year by celebrating that milestone. Celebrating my 10th Blogiversary
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS YEAR WERE:
- Some very interesting FRIDAY FINDS – included was the ever so elusive marriage record of my great grandparents, William V. Gould and May E. Thorp, The Hospital Register for Death of Volunteers in the Civil War, The 6th child of Rev. George Hall & his wife Almira
- My journey to join the Mayflower Society. From FINALLY finding the record I needed for my 3rd great grandmother, Olive Doten Hart, linking her to her father, to my application process and finally receiving my certificate. It was a longtime dream of mine and to have finally “made it” was incredibly rewarding. My Mayflower Society Journey
- And the final highlight from this year would be the incredible gift of receiving my husband Ron’s great grandmother’s scrapbook. A cousin sent this treasure to me for safe keeping. What a treasure it is. Here are the posts I’ve written so far, with many more to come Cora's Scrapbook. There are newspapers from 1800-1865, personal correspondence, a photo of a wedding cake from 1877 and so much more, so stay tuned.
I can see from writing this post, that, although it wasn’t my most prolific writing year, it was certainly one filled with many great finds and lots of family stories.
I hope you’ll all stay with me as we welcome 2021 and hope for a much better year for all of us.
THE VERY HAPPIEST AND HEALTHIEST OF NEW YEARS TO ALL OF YOU – Here’s to a great 2021!
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