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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Ginisology ~ my 2nd Blogiversary ~



Today marks the second year for Ginisology! It went by fast and so much in my family history took place in 2010.  

I have only been researching and working on my family history for three years now, and actually, in reality only two years...I am not going to count 2010, because I really wasn't able to spend alot of time doing actual research on my family.  

With the loss of my Oma, (Grandmother), Liselotte Haf, and my Beautiful mom within several months of each other, daily life, and grandchildren. . .blogging took a back seat.  Needless to say, it was a very tough year for so many of us. It was very difficult to want to blog. Aside from that, in order to blog about our Ancestors and family history, one needs to have the information, history and the stories to document and share on ones blog. 

My plan for 2011, God willing, is to really buckle down and do some serious researching, to discover and learn about my Ancestors and the lives they lived...then, I will be able to blog about our family history. To honor and keep their memories alive and to have it "written and noted" for future generations that may have an interest in knowing all about us.

I have come a long way since I first started my blogging journey. My reasons for doing my genealogy have become stronger and much more passionate and serious,  I have set goals that I want to accomplish.  I even created another blog, Remembering This Day in Our History that holds and creates a timeline of the birthdays', deaths', and anniversaries of my ancestors past. I had first seen this timeline/calendar idea over at Vickie's, On this date....blog and thought it was a wonderful way to learn and get to know our Ancestors, thank you Vickie for the inspiration!

I love reading ALL the wonderful genealogy blogs out there, I have learned so much from fellow bloggers who are so supportive and helpful, I could not have done it without you...and treasured friendships have been made...thank you.  So, here's to buckling down and getting busy with my own family history and to blog for our family.

As I said in my Blogiversary post last year....
Thank you all for your help, support and friendships, here's to many more years to keeping up the search and posting about our journeys and about the Ancestors that brought us here.

And to me, the keeper of our memories...Happy Blogiversary Ginisology!

My inspiration quote...

Step 1 ~ Let it in, let the goodness of your Life in.
Step 2 ~ Give Thanks for it.
Step 3 ~ Always, always give it back.

I have this printed and framed sitting on my desk to remind & inspire me daily. 




25 comments:

Becky said...

Happy Blogiversary, Gini! May you have many more - and my hope for you is that 2011 is much better to you than 2010 was!

Sheri said...

Well I feel a song coming -

HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY TO YOU, HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY TO YOU, HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY DEAR GINIIIIIII, HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY TO YOUUU!

Gini said...

Thank you Becky and Sheri...it's hard to believe an entire year has passed by!

Becky...it's my hopes too and I am wishing you the same...thank you.

Sheri...you have a beautiful voice...music to my ears, thank you for making my blogiversary complete!

Thomas MacEntee said...

Congratulations - you've come a long way in two years and I am so proud of you - and glad that you are a part of this community!

Becky Jamison said...

Happy Blogiversary to you, Gini. My goodness, has it really been two years? Ginisology is a tremendous contribution to the genealogy blogging community!

Gini said...

Thomas and Becky...I can't thank you enough for the wonderful support and words.

It's fellow genealogy bloggers and friends like you that have helped me along my genealogy journey and brought me here today.

Being a part of this community has helped me to grow as a person and guide me in my family history journey. I have said it before and I will say it again...I couldn't think of a better place and folks to hang out with...thank you all for everything you do!

Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

Happy blogiversary! I enjoy your blog so much. It's through your blog that I met you! I wish you the best in 2011.

Susan Petersen said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Nancy said...

Congratulations on two years! I hope you'll have a peaceful year this year and make good progress on your family history. Blessings to you!

benotforgot said...

Happy Blogiversary, Gini . . . wishing for a peaceful year in 2011 . . . and hope you're able to find something on those Jarboe's this year . . . we are bound to wind up with some of the same kith or kin in our family trees sooner or later . . . mayhaps we'll attract some Jarboes if we keep throwing those names out there on our daily listings . . . V. . . .

Ian Hadden said...

Congratulations, Gini! Hope all of your plans for 2011 work out just the way you want!

Greta Koehl said...

Happy Blogoversary, Gini! Wishing you plenty of time to do your research and luck in finding ancestors.

Carol said...

Good luck in 2011, may the third year of your blog be mucho better than #1 and #2! That would make # 3 a monster success, eh?? :-)

Happy blogiversary!@

Teena in Toronto said...

Happy blogoversary :)

Bill West said...

Happy Blogiversary, Gini!

Cheryl Palmer said...

Happy second Blogiversary my MOTRF! Congratulations on two wonderful years. May this third blogging year take you deeper and make you richer and wealthier in family history! Can't wait to read all about it. Cheers to a wonderful year all the way around. Hugs!

Gini said...

Thank you everyone for stopping by and leaving all the wonderful Blogiversary wishes...it so encourages me to blog on!

Vickie...thank you...you have been a huge inspiration to me...I love your blog...and I do think that we are connected...and that is fine with me! I am desperately looking for Louella Jarboe Ijames...let's hope she pops up for one of us!

Cheryl, my MOTRF...had it not been for you, I wouldn't be here! Thank you for the support, encouragement and "you can do it" chats! Hoping to keep on going for many years to come, learning and blogging about my ancestors.

Amy, yes it was. Your blog was one of the firsts that I came across when I started reading genealogy blogs but didn't have my own yet! Then when we met at the Jamboree...it was even better to see you in person. I am glad you had the opportunity to chat with mom too.

Greta, Carol, Ian, Susan,Teena, and Nancy...thanks for the blog wishes, it means alot to me.

imagespast said...

Happy blogiversary, Gini - and many more to come :-) Jo

Julie Cahill Tarr said...

Congrats!!

Michelle Goodrum said...

Congratulations on reaching 2 years! May you have many, many more!

Southwest Arkie said...

Happy Blogiversary Gini!

Cheryl Cayemberg said...

Happy Blogiversary! Many more!!!

Barbara Poole said...

Gini, Happy 2nd Blogiversary. I always enjoy your blog, and of course your lovely photos. Thanks for sharing your life with us, (although I know 2010 wasn't a joyful one).

Kathleen Brandt, Professional Genealogist said...

Happy blogiversary to you! I missed my one year celebration so looking forward to the 2nd one. May you continue to have blogging prosperity.

Leah Kleylein said...

Happy Blogiversary!! Your blog is one of my mainstays that I'm always sure to check (even if I'm sometimes a few days behind!) :-)