I am humble and thankful to Suzanne over at P. S. Annie for nomination of this blog and myself for the Liebster Award. Thank you Suzanne.
Liebster Award Rules:
1. Thank the blogger who presented you with the Liebster Award, and link back to his or her blog.
2. Answer the 11 questions from the nominator; list 11 random facts about yourself, and create 11 questions for your nominees.
3. Present the Liebster Award to 11 bloggers, who have blogs with 200 followers or less, whom you feel deserve to be noticed. Leave a comment on the blogs letting the owners know they have been chosen. (No tag backs.)
4. Upload the Liebster Award image to your blog.
Suzanne’s questions and my answers:
11 Questions for My Nominees
Since genealogy is my passion, I tried to think of questions that could be used to write family history moments about which your future generations might enjoy reading.
1. Was kindergarten mandatory in your area when you were the age to go?
No, I started school at age 5 to fill a class in a one-room school with 3 grades.
2. What is your passion? What drives you?
3. Who in your family history do you most enjoy hearing about?
My Grandmother Lucy Pearl, Known as Grandma Pearly
4. What did you want to be when you grew up? Is that what you became?
Loved airplanes, Spent 22 years 6 months in Air force, retired as Chief Master Sergeant (E-9); built cruise missile engines and private business jet engines as second career.
5. If you went to college, where did you go? Did you ever hold a job in the area of your major?
Park College – Bus. Admin. (Now University); Utah State University – Master in Human Resources – Never held a Job in either field
6. Do you have a favorite craft or hobby? What is it?
7. Describe your favorite room in your home now or in your childhood home.
Family Room; it’s relaxing
8. How many blogs do you own and how many do you follow? Write about two of your favorites.
Own One – Carolina Family Roots Civil War – 25; Genealogy over 100
9. Ketchup-or mustard-based barbecue sauce? Beef, pork, or chicken for your barbecue?
Ketchup – Beef
Which was used for the family cookouts of your childhood?
No outdoor cookout during my youth
10. Tell about a favorite memory of you with your parents or grandparents.
Christmas time with the family was my favorites. We left cookies and milk for Santa and he in turn left us toys and a box filled with fruits – apple, oranges and tangerines an- and nuts of all variety.
11. Do you keep a journal? Is it done on the computer or with actual pen and paper?
11 Random Facts about Me:
1. My wife is my best friend.
2. I flew the back seat of an F-16 Fighter jet and pulled nine G’s.
3. I have published articles in several treasure hunting magazines.
4. Genealogy is my passion.
5. I love helping others with their genealogy.
6. I did a balloon flight over the Australian outback.
7. I love history, science and archeology.
8. Clive Cussler is my favorite author.
9. I love traveling and did a jet boat ride through the spectacular Shotover River canyons of New Zealand.
10. I build and repair my own desktop computers, as needed.
11. I’m participated in over 25 European “Volksmarsch“
11 Questions for My Nominees
Since this is a genealogy blog most of my question has to do with your genealogy experience.
1. What is your most notable achievement, thus far, in life?
2. What part has your education played in this achievement?
3. What was your most “serendipity” moment in your genealogical research?
4. Have you encountered any “brick walls” in your research? If so, were you able to resolve your brick wall?
5. Have you ever attended a National Genealogical Society Family History Conference?
6. Do you do most of your research on-line or do your travel to courthouses and archives to do research?
7. Is your family research centralized to one location or spread over several states?
8. How important is the Genealogical Proof Standard in your research and does your database meet that requirement?
9. Do you have an on-line tree? Is it public or private?
10. Do you intend to publish your research at some point in the future?
11. Have you participated in any DNA testing to resolve difficult genealogical stumbling blocks? Were the results beneficial to your research?
I am passing this award along to the following blogs:
Leaves & Branches
Thrashley and Eliza Ann White
A Family Tapestry
Carolina Girl Genealogy
Climbing The Branches
The Dead Librarian
Barking up the Wrong Tree
Leaves for Trees
A Patient Genealogist
Past – Present - Future