Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Blog Homecoming

I spent some time visiting blogs that I don't always visit since I read the posts in my Google Reader. Well now that I am self-employed and have a bit more time (yeah, right!), I wanted to participate in Kathryn Lake Hogan's challenge Fun Friday - Would You Care to Comment? and make 10 comments over at some of my favorite blogs.

1. Looking4Ancestors
http://looking4ancestors.blogspot.com/
Fun Friday - Would You Care to Comment?

Hey cousin! I forgot to tell you Happy Thanksgiving yesterday so now I do so belatedly. Thanks for this challenge - I am going to see if I can hammer this out and then post about it. Cheers!
Thomas

2. Virtual Dime Museum
http://thevirtualdimemuseum.blogspot.com/
The Lacy Cape

A lacy cape crusader? This is amazing - I am wondering the jacket was in such disrepair that his mother was trying to hide some damage?
Thomas

3. West In New England
http://westinnewengland.blogspot.com/
Would You Care to Comment? (Post #400!)

Congratulations on Post #400 Bill!
Thomas

4. Shades of the Departed
http://www.shadesofthedeparted.com/
Abraham Bogardus - Twice Told Tuesday

I have many Bogarduses in my tree beginning with Anna Bogardus (1725 - 1787) who was my 7th great-grandmother. I tried to find some ancestral information for Abraham but over on Ancestry I find conflicting information. Given that he was born in Dutchess County, I would think he would fit in my tree somehow but right now I can't see how.

5. Walking The Berkshires
http://greensleeves.typepad.com/
Halcyon Days

We have autumn here in Chicago, short-lived as it is, but I miss the rolling hills of my home back in New York! I will be in the Hudson Valley in less than two weeks but I fear that the leaves will have all fallen by then.
Thomas

6. Nordic Blue
http://nordicblue.blogspot.com/
Just Call Me Anna

I found this post very interesting and now I am wondering if anyone has done a Top 25 table for Dutch names for boys and girls!
Also - welcome back. I missed you all those months when you weren't posting!
Thomas

7. Small-leaved Shamrock
http://small-leavedshamrock.blogspot.com/
The real Annie Moore remembered at last

Thank you! I've been following Meagan's progress with this project and I am glad it has finally come to fruition.

8. Little Bytes of Life
http://www.littlebytesoflife.com
Happy Blogiversary To Me

Congratulations - I am a big fan of your site and I also want to thank you for all you've contributed to the genea-blogger community!

9. Family Matters
http://moultriecreek.us/family/
A Different Messenger

Thanks for highlighting this - I am a big fan of "cross platform" apps and it looks like Meebo might be the answer for some of my IM issues. Right now I am partial to Yahoo but I despise all their marketing downloads. I also find MSN Messenger (or whatever they are calling it this month) difficult to maneuver around.
Thomas

10. Granite In My Blood
http://granite-in-my-blood.blogspot.com/
Hello Cousin Midge

I checked out Inspiration and wondered why you used this to create the chart vs. other apps. that are available.
Thomas

4 comments:

Apple said...

Syracuse was once called Bogardus Corners. My connection is only by marriage but I'll see what fM has when I catch up here.

Less than two weeks? I think there will be a few pretty leaves left then but probably past peak.

Henk said...

now I am wondering if anyone has done a Top 25 table for Dutch names for boys and girls

I'm not aware of any statistics for the 17th/18th century, but I did post about the most popular Dutch names of the past two centuries (but not as a top 25 list). I also post the top 10 most popular names each year on Trace your Dutch roots. Just click on "Dutch names" in the topics list to find them.

I'll see if I can come up with a top 10 or top 25 for the 19th century for a future post.

Bill West said...

Thanks, Thomas!

looking4ancestors said...

Greetings Thomas,
I am so glad you participated in the challenge. Yours was one of the first blogs I started reading on a regular basis. Keep on bloggin' & commentin!