I'm back - kinda. First I have to say where in the world did August go? I can't believe it has been over a month since my last blog post. Granted I was away on vacation for 2 weeks without internet access but that still doesn't account for the remaining weeks. The time just flew by but at least I can say I wasn't sitting idle just watching it go by. I actually spent many hours constructing another blog to promote a fundraiser I am organizing for my son's school. You can check it out here. As part of the fundraiser I am doing a class on genealogy. So I have also spent many hours preparing for that. This will be a beginner/introductory genealogy class and I'd actually like to get some feedback from you for it. (Hopefully I haven't lost too many followers through my absence LOL). I'd appreciate it if you could leave me comments on what you think would be the most important thing to teach in a beginning genealogy class. i.e., citing your sources, how to search the census or bmd records, what information can be gleaned from a birth, marriage, or death certificate, etc. Or, if you follow my blog but haven't really done a lot of genealogical research what would you like to get from a class like this if you took one. I'd really appreciate some feedback as preparing for a class like this is certainly not easy. I have an hour and a half for the class and have realized that it will not be enough time to teach everything. So your feedback will help me streamline the class and cut my 10 hours of material down to the time I have alloted, LOL.
On another note, my time away from the blog has helped me to realize something - I need another blog, LOL. No seriously, I returned from vacation to find out I had been 'tagged' several times (and I'm apologize to everyone for not having responded to the tags yet) and I love my friends dearly for thinking of me but I also realized that this blog perhaps isn't the right venue to respond to these tags if they have nothing to do with genealogy. In the past I've tried to adapt the tags to be relevant but I have now decided that I should have a 'personal' blog also. So, although I haven't created it yet I will be setting up a blog to document my 'personal' scrapbooking, cardmaking and photography endeavors and will be keeping this blog for anything family history related. I hope to have the new blog up within the week so I will let you know when that is so if anyone has an interest in my other endeavors you can follow there.
In the meantime, thank you everyone for understanding my absence and please leave some comments about the class that I will be doing.