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28 November 2008

Happy CGSL Blogiversary!

Just one short year ago during our regular monthly meeting, members of the CGS board of directors took a look at the blog I created for the society and gave permission to go live. They were all wonderfully enthusiastic about the idea and have been supportive contributors throughout the year. I sold this experiment as a way to communicate with members and promote CGS at no cost to the society. So far, in my humble opinion, the blog is a success.

A few acknowledgements are in order. First to my blog-mentor, Jasia, who first challenged me to action and who graciously announced the the CGSL blog to the world. Second to Thomas MacEntee of Destination: Austin Family (and his newest offspring, Thomas 2.0) and to Denise Olson of Family Matters – you two took the time to leave welcoming comments on the CGSL blog within a day of Jasia's announcement. You've both been my tech-gurus – thank you for all your help and patience. I count you as the first of the many, many genea-bloggers who have become friends this past year.

A special thank-you to all of the CGS member volunteers who have contributed to the blog over the year, especially to Mary Mettler for the Tuesday Tales of her cross-country trip and to Jane Lindsey, Arlene Miles, Cathy Paris, Judy Bodycote and Dick Rees for their photographs. I'm looking forward to telling more of the CGS member stories in the coming year. Happy Blogiversary, CGS!


Anonymous said...

Has it only been a year? You're such a fixture in the genea-community that it seems like CGSL has always been here. Thank you for the kind words but you are the force that made the blog such a success.

Congratulations and wishing you many more blogiversaries to come.

Charley "Apple" Grabowski said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Randy Seaver said...

Happy first blogiversary to CGSL - and may there be many more!

There are no genealogy society blogs that do this as well as you all do - it's a testimony to your effort and membership.

I especially like the weekly pictures, the program notices and summaries, and the travel series.

I hope to come visit CGSL on one of my infrequent Bay area visits.

Keep up the good work! -- Randy

Miriam Robbins said...

Kathryn, Happy Blogiversary to you and all the members of the CGS! One of my favorite features is your Wordless Wednesday column; I like how you've taken something that many bloggers who are posting about their personal research and adapted it to fit the society.

I also like the travel series. You have set a great standard, worthy of emulation.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Kathryn! Thanks so much for encouraging me to be a part of such a fun project with Tuesday Tales from the Road. I'd love to go on another trek, but I will be processing my summer's findings for a LONG time! Wow, I think I finally figured out how to leave a comment!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations, and thanks, Kathryn. You make it all look easy...but we know it takes a lot of time and talent.
None of the 900+ of us could do it as well as you!

Thomas MacEntee said...

A belated congrats - I am still catching up on blog posts while I was away! You've done a great job with the CGS blog and should be very proud!

Sheri Fenley said...


I promise to become a member this year!

Sheri Fenley
The Educated Genealogist

Randy Seaver said...

Kathryn, TAG - you're it!