New Year’s Memories – 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History

52 Weeks Personal Genealogy and History

Week #1 – New Year’s Memories

Week 1: Did your family have any New Year’s traditions? How was the New Year celebrated during your childhood? Have you kept these traditions in the present day?!

This challenge runs from Saturday, January 1, 2011 through Friday, January 7, 2011.

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Here are the latest posts from GeneaBloggers members on this week’s challenge:


52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2011) that invite genealogists and others to record memories and insights about their own lives for future descendants. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your memories on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.

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About Thomas MacEntee

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

13 thoughts on “New Year’s Memories – 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History

  1. My parent’s were married on January 1,1950. If they were alive, it would be 61 years today. Growing up on New Years Eve, we had a “traditional buffet of Ham and Potato Salad”. One particular year we were all sitting in the living room and Dad asked mom where the ham and potato salad was for Casey and Bull (German Shepards that he trained from pups). Mom said that if they wanted any they had to go to the kitchen and help themselves. A short time later, we heard a huge crash and when we got to the kitchen Casey and Bull were eating their ham and potato salad. Mom was mad, but dad just said, “What did you expect you told them to do it and they did”. It was very funny.

  2. I’m very excited to start this adventure! Thank you for the promptings to get me thinking. My own personal history is something I’ve started over and over, but never completed. I think this will work for me!

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