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Happy blogoversary to me! I started Know Their Stories one year ago today and after 55 entries, it’s still going strong.
I’ve come to terms with the fact that maybe two people read this blog. I didn’t start Know Their Stories for page counts, I started it so that I could share my family’s history with those who were interested and carry on my grandmother’s legacy. On that level, I believe I’ve succeeded. Along the way, some new cousins have stumbled upon my blog and provided me with valuable information about my family. That’s been a wonderful surprise. The stories are out there for people to find, and those who are curious will find them.
Know Their Stories has pushed me to do better research. While writing posts, I’ve discovered inaccuracies in my files and had to go back and work on proving that lineage. The most recent example of this is the posts I wrote about Temperance Burns, my third great-grandmother. The blog has also enabled me to dive deep into stories that were once fragmented and pull them together into one narrative.
The most popular posts on Know Their Stories in the past year:
How Many Times Was George Beck Married?
Wallace Partridge: Civil War Soldier
Scandalous Ancestor: Alvin Jared Howe
Some of my favorite posts:
The series on Gil Cook, a B-52 pilot killed by friendly fire during World War II
The series on my Australian ancestors, the Colemans and Dwyers
A birthday post in memory of my beloved grandmother
I feel that I’ve only gleaned the surface of our family history thus far, and there’s so much more to write about. So, I’ll keep writing. Here’s to year one of Know Their Stories, and many more years to come.