I just realized that my first Blogiversary is coming up on January 4, 2012. I've learned quite a lot in the past year about blogging and my family tree. Highlights have been "chatting" with some of the other bloggers and sharing tips.
My biggest success since starting the blog has been finding information about two of the WWI vets in my family - Julius Councill who was killed in 1918 and Edward Creeden who served in the US Army, Marines, and the Canadian Expeditionary Forces. People that commented or emailed on my posts were a big help in wading through the NARA records and someone even pointed me to a picture of Julius.
The blog has helped me organize my notes on my surnames, although that's definitely still a work in progress! Doing some of the Geneablogger prompts has been a big help in realizing how much information I've gathered and in spurring me on to locate new info. I learned a lot about my family while doing the Fearless Females series of prompts in particular. The 52 Weeks prompts have been fun and although I'm behind at the moment, I will finish them!
Thanks to all who emailed, posted and followed my blog. Hope to hear more from you in the coming year!