BLOG OF THE YEAR AWARD 2012
It is with great pleasure and surprise that I accept the Nomination by
Pauleen of Family history across the seas to be included in
her selection of five blogs she has chosen to nominate for
"Blog of the Year 2012 Award ".
I feel I am in very good company as you can see by her nominations
Congratulations to all.
Now it is my task to nominate others... not by any means easy
as I follow and enjoy so many blogs and choosing just a few
means leaving many other great blogs out this time.
You may find that you are following some of these already, if not,
I hope you will read a little and see why they have caught my attention.
written by the wonderful Angela
who takes us on a journey through history or introduces us
to the charm of Ireland today.
She writes with such passion and enthusiasm
that you can't help but be swept up
in her always interesting posts.
written by Janet who invites us to learn more about the history
of Irish settlement in Connecticut in particular
and has led to her very much sought after book
released last year.
Her articles are so comprehensive and written
with such feeling and understanding that,
even though I have no connection
to those whose lives she explores, I find her blog
I can't overlook Catherine who is always so modest
about her work, but doesn't recognise the power she has
to lead us through so many emotions...
One minute, I am battling to stop the tears flowing,
the next I am laughing out loud.
This incredible natural writer simply shares
her ancestors, her life, her thoughts and feelings
so well, that the reader becomes her friend.
written by Damian whose passion and love of history
have taken me on an amazing journey and taught me
so much about the Irish participation
in the American Civil War and the attitudes
of those times. His diligent research
and copious links to other reading provides
so much more than the normal tales of history.
Though Pauleen nominated me for this award,
I can't overlook her always intriguing blogs.
I have learnt so much from reading her tips on research,
her guidance towards helping us to be better researchers
has been invaluable. Pauleen has a great way of exploring
the story behind the facts, so you really feel attached
to those she writes about, and look forward to even more
tales to come.
Sincere Congratulations to all my nominees and
Thank You for sharing your wonderful blogs with us all.