Thursday, August 21, 2008

REPORT: Reach out & perform genealogical acts of kindness

In my previous posting Doing as I say Ol’ Myrt tendered her application to participate in the 2008 Genea-Bloggers Group Games. I have the following to report:



A new-to-Ol’-Myrt blog is Ollie’s Yummy in Your Tummy. Author and cook extraordinaire, Lorine Massey, writes “This blog is a collection of recipes - family, my own, and any others I can find in my collection. I've been cooking for almost 50 years - having started as a pre-teen. In Ollie's Yummy in Your Tummy I'll share my favourite recipes, tips and techniques with you.”

It’s funny, but many of my fondest family history moments are at the dinner table – for the holidays, up at Orcas Island in the summer or back in the 1950s at my real Grandma Myrtle’s house for a real fried chicken Sunday dinner.

I’ve written blog entries about how Grandma Myrtle taught me to make raspberry jam and apricot preserves, but I never considered how valuable an entire blog is on the subject of family recipes! Bravo Lorine!

JOIN ANOTHER GENEA-BLOGGER’S BLOG NETWORK ON FACEBOOK BLOG NETWORKS – I’ll admit I saved up requests to join blog networks just to satisfy this requirement. Several of these blogs I’d known about, but hadn’t yet joined their Facebook network:

ASSIST ANOTHER RESEARCHER WITH A RESEARCH REQUEST OR LOOK UP – My work with the DearMYRTLE’s Study Group was chronicled in the Update 19 Aug 2008, where I worked with six participants. We used the internet, and we mapped out plans for additional research.

JOIN A GENEALOGICAL, HISTORICAL, HERITAGE OR LINEAGE SOCIETY – There was a false start to this competition. Ol’ Myrt has committed to joining the NSDAR to honor her ancestors Jacob and Paul Froman, but my application hasn’t been completed within the time frame for the Group Games.

Hopefully my participation in this category will earn some Group Games gold!

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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