December 2011

Ruth’s Recommendations

Here are my favourite blog posts from this past week.

The Findmypast blog has a post regarding “Start Your Family Tree Week” in the UK although I think it can be done in North America as well. It goes from 26 December through 1 January. They are running a competition and provide you with some prompts to start your research.

The Intrepid Band blog had a post called “Mrs. Seacole at Christmas” which looks at the experiences of Mrs. Seacole a nurse in the Crimean War.

Chris Paton of the British GENES (GEnealogy News and EventS) blog is holding a competition. The winner receives a copy of his book “Irish Family History Resources Online.”

Are there any postings in the last week that you think need to be on this list? Let me know in the comments below.

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Advent Calendar – Christmas Eve

Geneabloggers Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories.

Christmas Eve is our Christmas celebration day. We all meet at my parent’s house for the present exchange, conversation and cheer. The tree is now in the living room near the fireplace and I have passed on my present distribution duties to my niece. Mum, as always, will put on a lovely spread. There are hors d’oeuvres of shrimp, cheese and pate. Then it is the roast beef dinner that we look forward to all year. Dessert is my job and I have a hard time finding something new every year. Then while the coffee is being served so are my homemade cookies and truffles.

This was originally published in December 2010

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