Empty Branches Is 4 years Old Today!

I can’t believe that Empty Branches is already celebrating its 4th blogiversary, but it is January 16th, so I guess it is!

First, thank you to all of my readers and with a special shout out to all who have left comments. I appreciate the feedback and have made contact with a number of distant cousins, which was one of my main objectives when I began writing back in January 2014.

Last year, I shared some of my favorite posts that covered 2014, 2015 and 2016. This year, I’ll share the 2017 Top Ten, a combination of my favorite entries along with those that have the most views. Here they are, in no particular order:

  1. GeneaGems – Every so often, I find a great free resource that earns the GeneaGem label. They always have many visitor views, so I’ve created a link to the list of all the past GeneaGems.
  2. Memories of Little Sebago Lake, c1950s
  3. And Your Petitioners Shall Ever Pray: Legislative Petitions, Federal Legislative Petitions – Part One, Part Two and Part Three, and State Legislative Petitions, Part One, Part Two, all written by my friend, Nancy Maxwell, who is my first guest blogger. 🙂
  4. Brick Wall Cracked? Robert Nelson Stewart and Eliza Augusta Grass
  5. Lost Polly Now Found: Brick Wall Tumbling Down
  6. Blog Surfing Research Toolboxes AND Blog Surfing Research Toolboxes, Part 2 – Professional Sites
  7. My 50 Essentials series: 50 Essential Books for My Home Genealogy Library, 50 Essential Websites for My Genealogy Research AND 50 Essential Genealogy Tech Tools
  8. Top Ten Genealogy “Close Calls” – Heather Wilkinson Rojo wrote about her ancestors who had close calls, in terms of life events, and I loved this idea so I wrote my own list. This was a fun post.
  9. Too Many GeneaSoftware Programs! How to Choose? Part One AND  Part Two
  10. More on DNA Results and Ethnicity

BONUS: I can’t leave out this one, as it was really fun visiting their ancestral homes! Walking in Their Footsteps: Joan Antrobus, Wife of Thomas Lawrence and John Tuttle

I guess I am now venturing into Year #5. Please come along for the ride. 🙂



6 thoughts on “Empty Branches Is 4 years Old Today!”

  1. Congratulations, Linda. I think your blog is wonderful — in- depth articles about your ancestors and research, wonderful “tips” posts about where and how to research, plus your weekly Friday Finds. Here’s to many more years of great blogging!

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