When we turn our hearts to our ancestors, something changes inside of us. We feel part of something greater than ourselves~Russell M. Nelson

Monday, September 22, 2014

One Lovely Blog Award-My Thanks and Nominations

 Yesterday, I was nominated for the "One Lovely Blog Award" by Valerie Hughs, author of  Genealogy With Valerie .
 Thank you so much, Valerie! What a great list of Blogs to be included in!
Now, I have to do my part in passing this award on.

                 Here are the rules for this award:
  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link to that blog
  2. Share Seven things about yourself
  3. Nominate 15 bloggers you admire (or as many as you can think of!)
  4. Contact your bloggers to let them know that you’ve tagged them for the One Lovely Blog Award

Seven Things About Myself
1) I am the mother of 11 and grandmother of  15.
2) My father served in the USAF and I was lucky enough to live for a time in Bermuda and England.
3) I was born in SC and most of my ancestors, for many generations, are South Carolinian's.
4) I began researching my family over 30 years ago.
5) I love teaching people how to begin researching their family.
6) Indexing is one of the ways I relax.
7) And something not genealogy related...I am a Sea Turtle Patrol Volunteer.

Blogs that I admire:
  There are so many wonderful blogs out there! Here are some that I would like to nominate:
2) The Pendleton Genealogy Post by Catherine Pendleton
3) Saving Stories by Robin Foster
4) Tonia's Roots by Tonia Kendrick
5) Sally Searches by Sally Knudsen
6) Beautiful Water Genealogy  by Christine McCloud
7) West in New England by Bill West
8) Are My Roots Showing? by Jenny Lanctot
8)  My Adventures in Genealogy by Liz Loveland
9) Jollette Etc. by Wendy Mathias 
10) Leaves and Branches by Colleen Pasquale
11) Genealogy by Ginger by Ginger Smith
12) The Dead Librarian by Debbie Bloom
13) A Family Tapestry by Jaqi Stevens
14) Beth's Genealogy Blog by Beth Sparrow
15) A Sense of Family by Shelley Bishop

  Thanks to all the Genealogy Bloggers that I nominated plus those who have already been and will be nominated by others. Your stories, experiences and how to ideas help me as I research and write my blog.
I will be contacting all 15 on my list. 
Thanks again for the nomination, Valerie!



  1. Cheri, thanks so much for the nomination! I really appreciate the good thoughts!

    As you know, I'm headed to Ireland shortly, for a three week research journey. If you don't mind, I'll be taking a rain check on responding to your post here--hopefully I'll be up and ready to pass the baton by the last week of October.

    It's been fun learning all these facts about fellow genealogy bloggers. I didn't know you are mom to eleven! And our families share an Air Force background, although not likely in the same places at the same time. Someday, we'll have to compare notes. Who knows, perhaps you and my sister in law spent time at the same base in England.

    1. Jacqi, you are most welcome! We will absolutely have to compare notes! Have a wonderful time in Ireland!

  2. Thanks, Cheri! You are very kind. I'll have to get together a list now. That will be a happy task.

  3. I'm so honored by your nomination, Cheri! Thank you! Now to start thinking of 7 things and 15 blogs so I can pass this along...

  4. Congratulations Cheri! Well-deserved award!!