Tuesday, January 15, 2019

And the 8th Blogiversary Rolls Around

Wow, it has been eight years already?!  How time flies when we're having fun!  Lisa Hork Gorrell and I started our blogs the same day, after attending Craig Siulinski's class on blogging held at the California Genealogical Society.

My primary focuses are Jewish, black, newspaper, and forensic genealogical research, but I've posted about a lot of other subjects over the years, ranging from Africa to Ypres (France), Aaron Lansky to Zooey Deschanel, Abell to Zook (family surnames), and abolitionists to Zundapp (motorcycle).  I'm close to 1,500 posts at this point!

I've been having some health problems, so I wasn't as productive last year as I wanted to be.  My project to document the births, marriagees, and deaths in my family tree fell off at the beginning of June (also caused by my hard drive failing), and I've missed the past two seasons of Who Do You Think You Are?  I don't know if I'll be able to catch up on the latter, but I'm hoping to restart the former this June and pick up where I left off.  I also really need to return to the saga of Emma Margaret (Shaefer) Petit La Forêt, whose file I finally have found after my move from Oakland.  There's always so much to write about!

Well, it is a new year, which means new opportunities to try again.  So off we go!


  1. Congratulations on your anniversary. Hope you're able to do more blogging this year.

  2. Congratulations on your 8th blogiversary. I was going to say what a coincidence it was that you and Lisa both happened to begin blogging on the same day, but it wasn't a coincidence at all. Best wishes for good health and many more fun years of blogging.

    1. Thanks for the good wishes, Linda. Nope, not a coincidence, just a small world. (Do you have the Disney song going through your head now?)

  3. Sending you congratulations on your blogiversary and wishing you better health in 2019! Looking forward to your blog posts whenever they appear.


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