Friday, March 18, 2011

Lovely Blog Award

You may have noticed a new award making the rounds of the genealogy blogs over the last couple of weeks. I was honored and humbled to have been the recipient of the One Lovely Blog Award from several different people:

Polly Kimmitt of the Pollyblog

Georgia Tim of My Georgia Roots

Frances Elizabeth Schwab of Fantastic Electrisoil

Joan Miller of Luxegen Genealogy

Update: This award was given to Long Lost Relatives from Janeen at They Came in Ships on March 21.
Update: This award was given to Long Lost Relatives from Marian Burk Wood of Climbing My Family Tree on March 23.
Update: This award was given to Long Lost Relatives from Susan D of Family History Fun.

My thanks to these fellow bloggers for the recognition. It's always nice to know that someone besides me is reading what I'm writing.

The rules of acceptance for this award are:
1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who granted the award and their blog link.
2. Pass the award on to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered or just love so much.
3. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
I wondered how on earth I was going to narrow this down to 15 blogs to pass this award on to. Because of the name of the award, Lovely Blog, I've decided to pay it forward to the blogs that, in my opinion, are lovely. That means that I've been impressed with the graphic design and layout of their blog, a creative header or background image, as well as providing interesting content.
So many of us subscribe to the blogs by email or RSS feeds that I wanted to recognize the blogs that make it a visual treat to visit their site directly. My selections are:
Above the Trees - Renee

Adventures in Genealogy - Deb Ruth

Adventures in Grave Hunting - Lisa Burks

Amanda's Anthenaeum - Amanda Perrine

Family Stories - Caroline Pointer

Family Tree Writer - Sherry Stocking Kline

Finding Josephine - Dionne Ford

Footnote Maven - Footnote Maven

Kindred Footprints - Sharon

Letters from World War II -

A Light That Shines Again - Lisa/Smallest Leaf

Memoir Mentor - Dawn

Nolichucky Roots - Susan

Sassy Jane Genealogy - Sassy Jane

It is up to the individual recipients whether or not they choose to post the award.   Folks are busy and I completely understand if recipients choose not to participate.


  1. You're welcome! I enjoy your blog.
    And the 15 is a bit much--almost killed me, but feel I am too new--didn't want to be rude in receiving an award by declining to follow the instructions. But I think it should be passed on to just one, or at most five.

  2. Thanks so much for giving me this award. You have a wonderful and informative blog and I feel honored that you enjoy mine. Best,Dionne

  3. Susan, how lovely - thank you! Nice to see you at the chat tonight.

  4. Thanks so much, Susan, for honoring my lesser-known blog here at your Long Lost Relatives site. It is much appreciated! I'm so glad you've enjoyed reading.

    Smallest Leaf

  5. Hi, Susan - A well-deserved award. I like very much your idea to make one of the key criteria the visual impact and graphic design of the blog.

  6. Thanks for the comment, Susan. Some of these blogs have great design and graphics - and we so often miss out on that by only reading the content in an RSS feed or by email.

  7. Hi Susan,

    So glad that you've been recognized for your efforts! Some day I hope to figure out how to make my blog look graphically "lovely" but for now, I'm so busy looking for ancestors that "looks" have to take a back seat. Best,


  8. Susan,

    Thank you so much for the recognition of my blog! Greatly appreciate your kind words!