One Lovely Blog Award

Wow! Didn’t see this coming! I have been awarded the One Lovely Blog Award by 2 amazing bloggers. Polly from PollyBlog and from Leslie Ann at Lost Family Treasures blog! I got the first award from Polly and before I could respond and post this, I got another awarded from Leslie.

I am truly grateful and want to acknowledge both givers. Really, I am touched and want to thank you both.
The rules of acceptance are :
1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who granted the award and their blog link.
2. Pass the award on to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered or just love so much.
3. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
Now I am not sure if in accepting both I now have to post 30 other blogs? I think we will stick with the 15 okay?
Here are the lovely blogs I have selected. Some are new to me, others are like old friends. Please take a minute to browse through them and know they are in no particular order!

  1. The Chart Chick blog
  2. Families of Old Hawaii 
  3. Appalachia Ponderings
  4. GenWishList
  5. Luxegen Genealogy and Family History blog
  6. Marian’s Roots and Rambles
  7. Stories By Me
  8. The Family Recorder
  9. Scrappy Genealogist
  10. Find my Ancestor
  11. So That’s Where I Get It From
  12. We Tree
  13. The Family Curator
  14. Ancestor Hunting
  15. Family Archaeologist

Thank you again and hope you enjoy these blogs too!


  1. Thank you, Valerie, for the “One Lovely Blog” honor. I also responded in the comments section of my blog. I appreciate that you enjoy my blog and hope you visit often. It may take a while to pass this on as I’m pretty swamped right now and am barely keeping up with my blog, but just know that the recognition is really great.

    As a genealogist, what would you recommend as a good family tree program? My brother started with the PAF from the Mormons way back in early 90s. I’ve heard mixed reviews on a newer version (After Kerry at Clue Wagon wrote a post on this subject, someone wrote in the comments that it still works fine while I had read some people hated the new version. He did the lion’s share of the work back then, but I’ve found many new connections. I don’t want to start over, but I want an very-easy-to-use program (I’m no techy) that allows for citations and other info of ancestors. Just curious what you like. You can respond at my blog if you wish or email me at Thanks so much!

  2. Thank you for the honor! What a nice surprise!

  3. Linda and Amy your welcome. I pleased to pass it on to both
    your deserving blogs.

    Linda, I answered your question about what gen software I use on your post, but in case others have the same question, I will answer it here as well.

    I have used PAF since it first came out and use the latest
    and last version 5.0. Since there will be no updates I decided to shop around and have attended MANY vendor presentations. What I came with is, there are things I like about many of them and there is no PERFECT one. I decided to go with RootsMagic. It is fairly easy to make the transition between PAF and Rootsmagic and I think you will like it. Hope that helps!

  4. Thanks so much for the honor!

  5. Thank you for including Stories by Me in your list. We always love connecting with others who realize the importance of preserving family stories!

  6. Valerie, Thank you so much for thinking of my blog! You can read the thank you here:

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