I feel that a lot of my geneablogging friends are too hard on themselves; several have reported on their successes this year but quite a number have lamented that they haven't achieved as much as they set out to do or that they haven't blogged with the frequency they envisaged.
You are a bunch of highly motivated people who have made great strides in the genealogy sphere. Let's share the good news.
Accentuate the Positive 2012 Geneameme
On a whim this morning I decided to throw together a Geneameme in which you can share the positive results of your Genea Activities in 2012.
I invite you to take part in this activity by responding to the following statements/questions in a blog post. Write as much or as little as you want. Once you have done so please share your post's link in a comment on this post or to me via social media. I will, in due course post a list of links to your contributions on this blog.
Remember to accentuate the positive - please delete the statements that are not relevant to your situation.
1. An elusive ancestor I found was
2. A precious family photo I found was
3. An ancestor's grave I found was
4. An important vital record I found was
5. A newly found family member who shared
6. A geneasurprise I received was
7. My 2012 blog post that I was particularly proud of was
8. My 2012 blog post that received a large number of hits or comments was
9. A new piece of software I mastered was
10. A social media tool I enjoyed using for genealogy was
11. A genealogy conference/seminar/webinar from which I learnt something new was
12. I am proud of the presentation I gave at/to
13. A journal/magazine article I had published was
14. I taught a friend how to
15. A genealogy book that taught me something new was
16. A great repository/archive/library I visited was
17. A new genealogy/history book I enjoyed was
18. It was exciting to finally meet
19. A geneadventure I enjoyed was
20. Another positive I would like to share is
This is a great idea. This year I'm most proud of the accomplishments of my local genealogical society. We've added facebook and twitter to our menu of offerings and have consistently added to our blog. We're reviewing our website for upgrades. When I think where we were and where we've come in one year, I am proud to have been part of it.
A great quote for the coming new year. Let’s start thinking more of others and less of ourselves. Nice post.
Thanks for creating this meme Jill, here is my contribution. http://blog.kyliesgenes.com/2012/12/accentuate-the-positive-geneameme/
Great idea Jill...this one is going to require some thought. You're quite right...when it comes to family history I suspect we're all over-achievers;)
Mine's done: here it is http://cassmob.wordpress.com/2012/12/30/accentuate-the-positive-2012-celebrating-successes/
Kylie and Pauleen you are genealogy superstars.
Thank you so much for taking up my geneachallenge.
My response will join yours tomorrow.
Here's mine - http://anglersrest.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/positive-2012-geneameme.html
Not had chance to stop by other's contributions but will do!
Great idea Jill, you know I can't resist geneamemes so I'll have to get my thinking cap on for some of these questions!
Count me in Jill, I love this geneameme, but mine is still coming.
That's great Shauna and Alona. Mine is on it's way too!
Hi Jill, at the close og 2012, another wonerful genea year for me I will attempt your 2012 accomplishment meme as my final 2012 challenge! Sharn
Finally have mine posted. http://genealogymatters2me.blogspot.com.au/2012/12/accentuate-positive-2012-geneameme.html
Thanks once again for all your encouragement via your posts this year.
Thanks Sharon and Sharn and I forgot to thank Julie, a Genimate from the UK.
I got mine done finally :-) http://www.lonetester.com/2012/12/accentuate-the-positive-2012-geneameme/
I just made it. Here it is - http://mywdfamilies.wordpress.com/2012/12/31/accentuate-the-positive-2012-geneameme/
Here's my contribution http://www.shaunahicks.com.au/accentuate-the-positive-2012-geneameme/
Fantastic Shauna. Adding it to compilation of responses.
Finished!! You'll find my post at http://www.sharnsgenealogyhints.blogspot.com on my FamilyHistory4u blog. Thankyou for this geneameme, Jill. It gave me the opportunity to reflect on my gemea year 2012
Jill, thanks for these wonderful prompts. Here is my entry in the geneameme: http://www.researchjournal.yourislandroutes.com/2012/12/accentuate-the-positive-2012-geneameme/
Happy New Year!
Jill, thank you for this fun and positive way to wrap up 2012! Here is my entry http://deb-adventuresingenealogy.blogspot.com/2013/01/accentuate-positive-2012-geneameme.html
Happy New Year!
Here is my entry, if it's not too late.
Okay - it's New Years' Day in Vancouver BC Canada, and I've written my first post of the year, thanks to your enthusiasm, Jill! Here is my entry: http://twigsandtrees.blogspot.ca/2013/01/accentuate-positive-2012-geneameme.html
Thanks Jill for giving me the opportunity to share my year, and read about everyone else's! My post is here: My Genealogy Year 2012 : Accentuate the Positive!
Hi Jill, my post is at http://kinexxions.blogspot.com/2013/01/accentuate-positive.html
Thanks for encouraging us to be positive! My contribution is in Genealogy Leftovers at http://genie-leftovers.blogspot.com/2013/01/accentuate-positive-2012-geneameme.html
A little late making it to the party, but I thought this meme was a great idea so I just had to do it. Here's my link: http://genblogjulie.blogspot.com/2013/01/accentuate-positive-2012-geneameme.html
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