Monday, June 20, 2016

It's My Blogiversary ~ 2 Years and Counting!

Thank you to everyone who has stopped by to read my blog in the last two years! I am very grateful and humbled by your encouragement and support. The time has flown by so quickly and I am incredibly awed by my fellow bloggers who have been blogging much longer.

I have written 254 blog posts since I began my blog on June 20th, 2014. This means that I have averaged 2.4 posts a week. It's down from last year's statistics but I have been busy with my 2nd blog and the research into my biological family is heating up big time! Because of this I am not posting as frequently here as I would like but there is definitely room for improvement!

I have learned so much in the last year especially through Thomas MacEntee's Genealogy Do-Over. I have also learned a lot from my copy of "Evidence Explained, Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace 3rd Edition" by Elizabeth Shown Mills. I also reading several other books which I understand may have study groups so I need to pursue that avenue too. I have also met some great people through my blog and the genea-community as a whole. 

I am looking forward to the next year of Dawning Genealogy and I am researching some great stories in my collateral lines. I also want to write about some of my Quaker ancestors on my Dad's side. I have also accumulated quite a few wills and and I have been transcribing them for a new column I hope to start in August.  

Thank you again for stopping by! Here is a list of my top 15 posts from June 2015 to June 2016.

Take care,



Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day

I couldn't find any Father's Day cards I liked. They were either very formal or way too mushy with nothing in between. So this is my Father's Day card to my Daddy, my husband Tommy and my son David. Thank you for all that you do for our family. Thank you for loving me, each in your own way as my father, my husband and my son. I hope you each have a wonderful Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to three most important men in my life! In the picture above on the left are my Dad and niece Grace, in the middle are my hubby Tommy and our grandson, Doodlebug and on the right in my son David. You are all excellent fathers and grandfathers. 

Daddy, you have always had the patience of a saint when raising Patty, Billy, Kathy, Susie and I. You use that same patience with your grandchildren as well. You were always there when we needed you and you were always there for us no matter what. Thank you for being my Daddy and for loving me as you do. I love you very much!

Tommy, you have been a remarkable step-father and you were always there when Kenny and David needed you growing up. You are a wonderful husband and I thank you for loving me and my crazy family! You are a wonderful grandfather to our Doodlebug! I love you for who you are, for loving my children unconditionally and for the way you love our little grandson, he couldn't ask for a better Jaja!

David, you are an exceptional son, father and husband! I love to watch you with your family because it brings such joy and love to my heart. I love watching you with Doodlebug and I can't help but laugh and be filled with joy when I see him doing things that you did at his age, you will understand this feeling when you have grandchildren of your one day! I love you baby boy!