Remembering 9/11 on September 11, 2012

For most of us here in the United States, today we’ll be surrounded with news and other media marking the 11th anniversary of September 11, 2001.

Many genealogy bloggers will also choose to remember the events of that day with a post on their blogs.  9/11 was one of those important historic events which your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will ask about one day.  If you haven’t already done so, take a few moments to record how you recall that day.

We’ll carry links to the posts from GeneaBloggers blog members here:

© 2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

Memorial Day 2012

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Here in the United States, today is Memorial Day also known as Decoration Day (that’s what I grew up calling it).  It is a day set aside to honor those men and women who died while in the military service.

Many members of GeneaBloggers have posted moving and heart-felt tributes to those family members and ancestors who not only died in service but also served their country.  Please take a moment to read the stories of these men and women who have kept us free.

Photo: Memorial Day, via Flickr – used under Creative Commons 3.0 License.

© 2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

Australia Day 2012

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Shelley at Twigs of Yore has issued an invitation/challenge to all genealogy bloggers with Australian ancestry in celebration of Australia’s national holiday:

To participate, choose someone who lived in Australia (preferably one of your ancestors) and tell us how they toiled. Your post should include:

  1. What was their occupation?
  2. What information do you have about the individual’s work, or about the occupation in general?
  3. The story of the person, focussing on their occupation; or
    The story of the occupation, using the person as an example.

Responses may be as long or short as you like, and as narrow or broad as you wish.

Publish your post on or before Australia Day (26 Jan 2012) and leave a comment here or send me an email with the URL. I will create a summary post of the responses.

I decided to repost Shelley’s challenge so that all the members of GeneaBloggers could either read the posts or participate if they have Australian roots. And while it is only January 25th here in the States, our Down Under friends have already started celebrating what with the time zone difference.

Congratulations to Shelley for inspiring others to blog around this common theme. To learn more about Australia Day and Australian history, visit the Australia Day website.
Here are the latest posts about Australia Day from members of GeneaBloggers:

©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee