Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Blog Caroling - Here Comes Santa Claus

I thought it would be fun to join in with the FootNoteMaven and the Geneabloggers in Blog Caroling. Caroling from the comfort of you own home in your jammies with a hot drink sounds like my kind of caroling.  

It was hard to choose my favorite carol, but I chose "Here Comes Santa Claus".  It reminds me of when I was a little girl and my family would join other family a the local community hall.  Lyrics would be passed around and everyone would join in with singing carols.  All the children would wait in anticipation for "Here Comes Santa Claus".  We all knew that if we sang loud enough Santa would come through the doors ringing his sleigh bells. Santa had a gift for each child of the community and knew us by name.  


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Dear Genea-Santa Letter

Thanks to Randy Seaver at Genea-Musing for encouraging us to take some time from Christmas shopping to write a Genea-Santa letter.

Dear Genea-Santa,

Hope you, the Mrs., elves, and all the reindeer are doing well.  I've tried to be good this year, at least genealogy wise. I've been trying to cite more sources and organize my mountain of loose papers. I'm continuing genealogy course to learn more techniques and how to find records.  I've help fellow researchers whenever possible. So if you could be so kind as to leave me a genea-gift,  I'll have freshly baked cookies and a cuppa hot chocolate for you and apples for the reindeer.  Any of the following genea-gifts would be greatly appreciated. 

     A subscription to Ancestry or Newspaper Archive.

     Archival supplies to help organize my photos.

     A great genealogy reference book for England, Scotland, Canada, or Finland.

     Will of Nathaniel Smith of Sturminster Marshall, Dorset and Margaret Viney, Widow of           Thorncombe from the National Archive of UK.

     Probate records from Leeds District Probate Registry for John William Smith, William Keen Warry and Mary Ann Warry.

I believe in Christmas.