Cherish Bound Legacy Kit

As part of the Bound for Mom blogging mini-series, Geneabloggers has teamed up with Cherish Bound to offer The Legacy Kit.  The kit has been customized especially for us at a substantial discount.   

Why The Legacy Kit?

Here’s how  The Legacy Kit works with a blogging carnival:

Bound for Mom is an opportunity for you to create a series of four posts about Mom or another important woman in your family

- Very often with blog posts, they have a limited audience especially among family members who don’t have access to the Internet

- People I’ve spoken with say it can be difficult to get family members to talk about their memories and so they can be shared with others

- In addition, some bloggers have expressed an interest in publishing a tribute book about Mom based on their blog posts, writings and photographs

- And some of us are looking to take our love of genealogy, writing and story-telling and turn it into an economic opportunity

What is in The Legacy Kit?

The Legacy Kit contains the following items:

50 Gathering Chat Cards: these cards are meant to be used at family gatherings and can get people talking about certain topics.  These are similar to some of the “ice breaker” props we’ve all seen at business get-togethers.  The concept is the same, only these cards ask your family members “open ended” questions perfect for talking about memories. 

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I am hoping to use these in May when I go home to New York and meet with Mom and her six sisters!

Story Starters: there are a total of five Story Starters and Mini-Story Starters (Lessons About Life,When I Was Little, Vacation, Love’s Firsts, and Recipe) and they can be used to help write your Mom’s story.  

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Each Story Starter focuses on a specific topic and includes prompts to get you started.  There are also pages which help you sketch out your story using Outlines and Image Ideas.

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Guides: the Writing and Publishing Guide is a valuable tool that walks you through the process of self-publishing your story.  Other guides highlight Cherish Bound‘s other products as well as how to get started as a Cherish Bound consultant and help others tell their own stories.

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Do I Need To Purchase The Legacy Kit To Participate?

Bound for Mom is open to anyone who authors a genealogy or family history focused blog and wants to post on any one of the four topics between
March 18 and April 15, 2009.  The Legacy Kit is a supplement to this journey for those who want to take their blogging to a another level.

How Can I Purchase The Legacy Kit?

Contact me using the Contact Geneabloggers link in the sidebar and I’ll send you instructions on how to purchase.  Also feel free to ask questions or make comments via e-mail or in the comments section below.

I will be posting my first Bound for Mom milepost, A Journey of Firsts, later this weekend over at Destination: Austin Family.  I’ll also be working on putting together a sample book at Cherish Bound so others can see the finished product.

This Week’s New Genealogy Blogs – 21 March 2009

[Note: this is a regular feature of Geneabloggers which highlights new genealogy and family history-related blogs as well as those recently discovered by members of Geneabloggers. Use the Suggest A Geneablog! link in the sidebar to pass along information on new blogs.]

This week we offer 15 new genealogy and family-history related blogs. We now list over 357 in our blog list!

And a quick note, Google Reader’s automatic blog list is back up and running!

Remember to try and help out these new blogs by:

- using the Follow feature if the blog is hosted on Blogger
– adding them to your blog reader
– adding a comment on their blog saying “hi” and “welcome.”
– adding them to your Networked Blogs on Facebook

Arlene Eakle’s Tennessee Genealogy Blog
http://tnblog.arleneeakle.com

“Loyal and Gentle Readers, Please accept this special invitation to be the first genealogists to read my NEW Tennessee Blog: “…reared in the common cause of family…” This new blog launches tomorrow, 17 Mar 2009. The 17th of Mar 1775 and all the days leading up to it and the aftermath of it created one of the most pivotal events in the history of Tennessee and Kentucky. And it changed forever the developing history of the United States of America. Keep in mind–as Tennessee goes, so goes the rest of the country. You won’t want to miss even one episode in this important saga for your genealogy–tune in, and register to receive all issues, and to be able to add your comments and questions. See you tomorrow. Your favorite Tennessee genealogist, Arlene Eakle http://www.arleneeakle.com”

Climbing the O’Connell Family Tree
http://researchingoconnells.blogspot.com

“I have started this blog to make it easier for my family to follow the research I have done on our family tree. In the past most of our communication has been via email between certain family members. Within the past month a few more members of the family have started adding to the ever-growing family tree with newer family members. Which has added many branches to our tree. I am so happy to see that this obsession has moved to the next generation. I know that whenever I have completed my research (which will not be for many, many years) someone will pick up where I left off and continue. So this is just the start and within the next few days I hope to really blog what I have found within the past few months. Since this has been the best year of my research. “

Cruwys News
http://cruwys.blogspot.com

“Welcome to the Cruwys one-name study blog. The intention is to use this page as an adjunct to the existing profile page on the Guild website. I’m hoping to share all the latest developments in my research over the coming months. I hope you find something of interest.”

FGS/AGS 2009 “Passages through Time” A Conference for the Nations Genealogists
http://www.fgsconferenceblog.org

“”Passages through Time” describes our ancestors lives and our journey to research our family history. Keep up-to-date on the news, lectures, exhibit hall, and people connected to the Conference via this blog. We’ll post breaking news, details on lectures, speakers, vendors, special offers, conference events, shopping, getting to hotels/convention center, and the beauty of Arkansas. This conference has special elements never found before at a FGS conference.”

Genit (Norwegian Genealogy)
http://genealogiit.blogspot.com

“Jeg har skrevet flere bøker om slektsgransking. Den siste boken handler om utvandringen, men jeg har også skrevet om temaer som grunnleggende slektsgransking og slekt og data. Jeg har også skrevet dataartikler for Hjemme-PC, samt sittet i redaksjonen for Slekt og Data. Dette er DIS-Norges medlemsblad.”

It Just Never Came Up
http://itjustnevercameup.blogspot.com

“It Just Never Came Up. It should be our family motto. Someday I’ll design a family crest with the words in reverent Latin, artfully sculpted in some fancy font, surrounding a caricature of a “speak no evil” monkey that bears a vague resemblance to Grandpa Johnson. You’ll meet Grandpa soon. But for now, I’ll use this as an outlet to record bits of family history and personal blogging notes. I hope you’ll stop by once in a while.”

It’s All Relatives
http://www.odomancestry.com

“Welcome to my new genealogy blog! I’ve maintained a web page for genealogy (www.itsallrelatives.com) for many years and have blogged in the past, but this is my first attempt at a blog specifically about genealogy. I hope to use this blog to share some of the stories I encounter during my research and maybe even some tips I come across. I still plan to maintain the web site, but use the blog will be more dynamic. We’ll see how this goes! Hopefully time will allow me opportunities to update often! I’m looking forward to this new branch of my genealogy research!”

Kinfolk News: Random Thoughts and Research Notes
http://kinfolknews.blogspot.com

“Research on the following surnames: Ash, Bynum, Crew, Hefner, Hicks, Montgomery, Perdue, Periman, Rigsby, Rogers, Rosson, Schmidt and Spangenberg.”

LivS Blogg (more Norwegian genealogy)
http://www.skramstad.net

“Litt om meg, litt om slektsforsking, litt om alt. NB Husk at livet skal leves i sakte trav, men oppleves i galopp !!!!!”

Paula’s Genealogical Eclectica
http://paulastuartwarren.blogspot.com

“A little of this, a little of that. Miscellaneous “stuff” and genealogical gold. Occasional fluff, but with a meaning. Notes from a full-time professional genealogist & friends on research, genealogical events, life, and family.”

Tangled Trees
http://tangledtrees.blogspot.com

“Making History Your Own – A Genealogist’s thoughts, tid-bits, inspirations, and, of course, brick walls – All very much randomly posed. One person’s life does not stand-alone but interacts with family, neighbors, community, and history. Our Trees become Tangled just by living.”

The James Scrolls
http://thejamesscrolls.blogspot.com

“An additive foray for stories, pictures and information about the ancestry and descendants of William and Nancy Scott James of Tennessee and Georgia. Remember to wear your helmet, drink plenty of fluids, and enjoy yourself.”

The Wandering Genealogist
http://wanderinggenealogist.wordpress.com

“Hello, this is the first post in what will hopefully be a regular blog on the subject of genealogy, in particular English genealogy and even more likely Sussex genealogy (as that is where most of my ancestors and relations come from). The “wandering” element comes from my love of walking, and where possible I combine the two, by visiting the areas frequented by my ancestors and relations. So stay tuned….”

Untangled Family Roots
http://www.untangledfamilyroots.blogspot.com

“My interest in genealogy started when I was a child. My dad’s mom use to tell me that the family history book had been burned in a fire, but she knew we were related to Daniel Boone. I never forgot that. I’d like to announce my new focus with my blog. I am now a charter member of Graveyard Rabbits. Which is a perfect fit considering the direction my blog has already taken. I will now be focusing on the preservation, history and customs around graveyards. This should be fun!”

Wright Genealogy Blog
http://wrightgen.wordpress.com

“Hello and welcome to my Blog. A great big thank you to Drew Smith, one of The Genealogy Guys, for his presentation to the Indian River Genealogical Society about social networking tools including Facebook and blogging. As Webmaster for the IRGS, I had to try these things out and the results have been truly amazing.  Now, whether I can keep up the feeding of my blog with enough regularity to keep people coming back for a look-see is a whole different story, but I’ll give it a try.”

Canadian Genealogy Resources

I’ve noticed that we have quite a crowd of Canadians here at Geneabloggers and I wanted to do a brief listing of blogs that are either run by Canadians or deal with Canadian genealogy:

Acadian Ancestral Home – http://acadian-ancestral-home.blogspot.com/

Ancestral Notes – http://ancestralnotes.ebradt.org/

A Canadian Family – http://acanadianfamily.com/

CanadaGenealogy, or, ‘Jane’s Your Aunt’ – http://canadagenealogy.blogspot.com/

Genealogy Canada – http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/

Grey County Hisorical Society Blog – http://greycountyhs.blogspot.com/

Janet the Reseacher – http://researchergal.blogspot.com/

LOOKING4ANCESTORS – http://www.looking4ancestors.com/

Luxegen Genealogy and Family History – http://www.luxegen.ca/

Olive Tree Genealogy Blog – http://olivetreegenealogy.blogspot.com/

The Graveyard Rabbit of British Columbia, Canada – http://graveyardrabbitbc.blogspot.com/

They That Go Down To The Sea – http://downtothesea.wordpress.com/

Toronto 1861 – http://toronto1861.blogspot.com/

Twig In My Tree – http://twiginmytree.blogspot.com/

If I missed anyone please except my apologies and let me know – I will update this list!