My Favorite Posts from 2011

Since I have a cool new tool on my blog that makes these picture grids, I thought I’d try it out with some of my favorite posts from 2011.  Hover over each picture for a link to that specific post.  Enjoy!!  :)  Let me know what you think…

How My Great-Great Grandma Lost Her Arm

I have been wondering about the details of my great-great grandmother’s accident since I was a little girl. IView full post »

Tombstone Tuesday: Getting Muddy is Better Than Getting Shot

This is the story of how I found my great-great-great grandparents graves and lived to tell the tale. This storyView full post »

Tombstone Tuesday: The surprise at the end of the muddy trail

This is a continuation of last week’s Tombstone Tuesday, in which Ellie and I very bravely ventured down a muddyView full post »

A Glimpse into my Grandma’s Life: 1941

Besides the wonderful picture that I was reunited with last week, the woman who contacted me also gave me a glimpse intoView full post »

The interesting life of Rev. John Peter Hogstad, Missionary to Madagascar

When I began my genealogical journey 12 years ago, I never imagined that I’d have any kind of connection toView full post »

Bloggers’ Dinner with FamilySearch

Eating out at a Southern BBQ would have been great in itself.  Real macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, and of course lotsView full post »

NGS 2011 Charleston – Day One

We were up bright and early for our first day of the Conference.  I felt like a kid on the first day of school. View full post »

Charleston NGS 2011: Day 2

Day One was all excitement.  I took tons of pictures.  I met lots of people. I entered tons of raffles (still waitingView full post »

A Peek at Charleston

Ellie and I made it to Charleston Sunday night and were able to spent two wonderful days sightseeing with my friend andView full post »

Genealogy for Kids: Cemetery Scavenger Hunt

I have to admit that while I was creating this scavenger hunt, my husband was kind of creeped out.  And he was warningView full post »

Newspaper Find: People View Night Blooming Cereus

Listening to Geneabloggers Blog Talk Radio last Friday, I was pointed in the direction of a great site which has manyView full post »

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday: The Three Sisters

We went to visit my husband’s grandma while we were staying in Kansas. She is almost 96 years old, which I thinkView full post »

Introducing: Genea-Comics, #1 The Court Record Lift

My daughter Ellie likes to draw, so I’ve commissioned her to start a series of genealogy related comics. GenealogyView full post »

Genea-Comics #2: The Brick Wall Buster

Here is the second installment of Genea-Comics from my daughter, Ellie.  I have come up with most of the ideas and sheView full post »

In Print

I finally got the latest issue of Family Tree Magazine in the mail a couple of days ago.  For some reason, my friendView full post »

Monday Madness: Solomon M. Hattery’s Accident

This is a stretch for Madness Monday.  No, he wasn’t crazy, but he was drunk and acting crazy. I found this inView full post »

Having a Slight Panic Attack

I’m a seasoned Army wife and am getting very used to packing up and moving every couple of years. It doesn’tView full post »

Treasure Chest Thursday: Meet Dee, My Security Blanket

This is hard for me to admit to the whole genealogy blogosphere, but I was a little Linus.  I carried around thisView full post »

Children of Carl Magnus Klarstrom, Part Ten: Charlotta Eugenia Viktoria Klarström

Charlotta Eugenia Viktoria Klarstrom, (or Eugenia as she was called), was my great-grandmother. She was the tenth (andView full post »

Shopping Through the Ages: 1903

Join me this week as we shop though the 1903 Sears, Roebuck, & Co. catalog. You can find the catalogs online ifView full post »

Oh, and please bear with me for the next few days as I make some modifications to my blog design.  I have some work to do on header design and such and thinks might look a little awkward until I get it fixed.

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  • Larry Hollingsworth - January 4, 2012 - 7:07 pm

    A genealogy colage, it reminds me of a homemade quilt, could you imagine touching a square, and get the family story behind each square. Like the concept.ReplyCancel

    • Jen - January 4, 2012 - 9:03 pm

      Larry – I love thinking of it as a genealogy quilt!! :) ReplyCancel

  • Shelley Bishop - January 4, 2012 - 7:20 pm

    That hover feature is really cool, Jen! I enjoyed revisiting some of your posts – you had some great ones last year. Best wishes to you and your family for 2012!ReplyCancel

    • Jen - January 4, 2012 - 9:02 pm

      Thanks Shelley! I like the hover feature too. When I choose the posts I want to use, I can also choose whether I want to have the text show up when I hover over it, or else the text can be under the posts also.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy - January 4, 2012 - 7:23 pm

    Your new picture grid tool is very fun. Is it offered through blogger? I know blogger has several new ways of present blog posts but I thought (think) they cannot be used for just one post. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

    • Jen - January 4, 2012 - 8:59 pm

      Nancy, it’s not through blogger. I have a self-hosted WordPress site and just upgraded my “theme” to ProPhoto4 – which is primarily used for photography blogs. Blogger seems to be adding new things all the time though – maybe they’ll offer it soon!ReplyCancel

  • Susan - January 4, 2012 - 8:33 pm

    Love the photo collage and the way you presented your favorite posts! You have a beautiful web site, I have been here several times. Looking forward to reading more of your posts!ReplyCancel

    • Jen - January 4, 2012 - 9:00 pm

      Thanks Susan!!ReplyCancel

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