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A little while back, we started
our search for a newbie genealogist to blog for six months about his or her family
research experiences and resources.
We were thoroughly impressed by all the entries we received, and wish we could pick
all of them! The Family Tree Firsts blogger we selected is Nancy Shively of
Skiatook, Okla. A genealogist of six months—since she discovered her mom had a brother
who died in infancy—she’ll be researching mostly in Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennesse,
Indiana and Canada.
Nancy reports she’s excited to get started blogging, and adds “I am interested in
my female ancestors but also in the military experiences of the men in my family tree.
I love walking through old cemeteries. I want to know how my family fit in with larger
events and trends in history.”
Update: And Nancy’s
the 1,400th blogger at Geneabloggers! Sweet!