- Thank the person who nominated you and link back to that blog
- Share seven things abut yourself.
- Nominate 15 bloggers you admire, or as many as you can think of.
- Contact your bloggers to let them know you have tagged them for The One Lovely Blog Award.
Seven things about me
1. Family - the promotion a sense of family and belonging is very important to me. I think this is in part, responsible for my love of family stories and genealogy. I also think it is important to promote and nurture the "sense" of family. My husband and I have just had a wonderful week looking after our grandsons (aged 9 and 5), such a special time, OH! I forgot to add also exhausting!
2. Childhood - I had an interesting and little different childhood, spending my early childhood growing up in the outback of NSW, doing my schooling by Blackfriars Correspondence School and the Broken Hill, School of the Air until I was ten years old. Our family then moved around country NSW, my father working as an overseer on properties. My sisters and I attended a variety of schools, from small two classroom school, of Quombone with about 70 students, to much larger high school at Griffith where there were around 1600 students.
3. Reading - I have always loved reading, when I was a young girl living in the bush, reading was a way to discover the rest of the world.
4. Writing - I have only really starting writing in the past few years, blogging opened this door for me. When I was studying at Uni about six years ago, one of the subjects I studied was on social media and how it could be used in training. One section was on blogging and I was hooked. My first attempts at blogging was when I lived in Mexico for six months while I completed my Masters in International Studies. My blog "Six Months in Mexico" was a way I could share and reflect on my experiences. It was really just a diary of my time in Guadalajara, Mexico, however, I loved medium and was encouraged to explore it further.
Blogs I Admire
This is a difficult one, as there are so many blogs that I enjoy reading, apologies if these blogs have already been nominated:
1. Queensland Genealogy - Judy Webster. This Blog is full of information and wonderful tips for researching your family roots in Queensland.
2. Genea-Musings - Randy Seaver - Love checking out his weekly list of blogs for the week as I always discover new tips or a new blogger.
3. Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog - Jana Last - another wonderful blog! Her Follow Friday Fab Finds is another example of paying if forward, and I always make a point of looking at the posts she suggests each week.
4. A Rebel Hand - Frances Owen - Australian blog which among other genealogy things, tells the story of Nicholas Delaney, an Irish convict who was transported to Australia.
5. Anne's Family History - Anne Young. Anne writes of her family history in Australia, with some great research and colourful family stories backed up with interesting snippets from TROVE.
6. Dictionary of Sydney - Wonderful resource on the history of Sydney.
7. The Armchair Genealogist - Lynn Palermo - I have found this blog very motivational and with lots of helpful hints for writing up family history.
8. Family Tree Frog - Alex Daw. Another Australian blogger - such a warm, colourful and interesting blog.
9. Rings of My Family Tree - I have only recently started following this blog, and found it to be a good read.
10. Seeking Susan - Meet Marie - Find Family - Kirrily Burton, This blog was originally written by Catherine Crout-Habel, and when Catherine passed away recently, her daughter has taken on the task of keeping this most enjoyable blog going.
11. Stumbling Through the Past - Yvonne Perkins - great read and really well researched.
12. Our Own History - Pam. Shares stories and wonderful pics of family, old books and some great family recipes.
13. The History Girls - blog written by a number of authors, have followed this and enjoyed their posts for a couple of years.
14. Tracking Down Family - Jennifer Jones - interesting and well researched blog.
15. The last blog I would like to mention is Worldwide Genealogy - A
genealogical Collaboration. This blog was started early this year and features genealogical bloggers from all over the world, each writing a post each month. I have been lucky enough to be among these writers and I have to say, it has been a wonderful collaborative experience. Each writer has shared tips and family stories that continue to widen my research skills and knowledge.
There are many more blogs that I enjoy, so to all you bloggers thank you for sharing your thoughts, advice and stories.