Friday, February 6, 2015

We Are the Chosen: The Family Storytellers

I have frequently lamented the fact that I am not a teacher. I have tried many times, all unsuccessful. If someone learns anything from me, it is because they observed something they wanted to emulate; in other words, they did all the work. Why do I regret my inability to teach?

Since I've begun blogging, I've found many genealogy blogs that are dedicated to teaching others how to be a better researcher. Or how to use technology to make them better genealogist. Or...the list is almost endless. My blog is none of those things. And I've always been a bit regretful that was the case.

But I read something months ago that finally made me happy with my blog. Perhaps because it resonated with me as something my Mom had told me many times. I am the family storyteller and that is enough.

So on my blog's second anniversary, I would like to share those posts over the previous year that were the most popular in 2014. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did researching and writing them.
  1. Secret Wife of John Wilkes Booth?
  2. An Adoption on a Train
  3. Nathaniel Tucker, Poet
  4. How Much Tragedy Can a Woman Endure?
  5. Discussing Infanticide
  6. Genealogy Happy Dance of the Year...Maybe the Decade
  7. AncestryDNA and Finding a New Cousin
  8. Humorous William Bull
  9. 1793 Philadelphia Yellow Fever Epidemic
  10. Biblical Plague or a Locust Infestation?


  1. Congratulations on Blogiversary #2. I have enjoyed many of your stories and, as a retired teacher myself, I believe that writing for others is definitely a form of teaching so congratulations on completing your second year of teaching. :)

    1. Thanks, Linda. I'd never looked at it that way. I won't berate myself for being a lousy teacher anymore!

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    1. Thanks, Jana. And thanks as well for the Fab Finds mention!