Friday, August 10, 2007

On Vacation

Tomorrow I'll be headed out with the Midkiff Clan for the wilds of Northeast Washington for a week of fun, sun, practical jokes, and late-night sessions of Balderdash! Having no wireless Internet service available, I'll be catching up on a lot of reading and possibly doing some offline blogging on my laptop to post later when we return to civilization.

In the meantime, here's some suggestions for those of you who can't bear to be without their AnceStories fix (ahem!):
  • Go back and read my old posts. I've been genea-blogging since January 16, 2006, albeit at another URL; all the old posts were moved to this blog last winter. See "Blog Archive" in the right-hand menu.
  • Read my journal prompts at AnceStories2: Stories of Me for My Descendants. Start your own blog or journal, if you haven't done so already, and record your stories.
  • Read my other blogs, The Atlas Project or &Etc. There's not a lot on them right now, but they'll give you some other perspectives of my life. For a look at where we're vacationing right now, see the slideshow of last year's vacation on &Etc.
  • I do have quite a lot of my ancestors' biographies on my website. For the pure genealogists out there, no, they don't have citations. They were written for family members from family stories I heard, backed up by documents I found in my early research years. But I've been told they're interesting...! I also have handy forms here.
  • Visit the websites I've created for others: Midkiff: A Family, Town, and Way of Life and The Vorpahls' Website.
  • Visit some of my favorite websites: Find A Grave, Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness, or Footnote.
  • Visit my social networking pages listed on the right: Fuel My Blog, Technorati, StumbleUpon, MyBlogLog, and BlogCatalog. You'll probably see other blogs that capture your interest linked to mine. And please don't forget to visit "My Favorite Genealogy Blog Links" in the right-hand column, especially if you're new to reading genealogy blogs. There are some terrific bloggers with great material that I hope you'll discover.
There, I've listed seven things to do for the seven days that I'll be gone. I can't wait to get back and read all the new posts from my favorite bloggers when I return!
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