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02 January 2009

CGSL Blog 2008 in Review

There's a new meme going around that was started by John Newmark of TransylvanianDutch. It's called the "Blog Year in Review in Twelve Sentences." You are supposed to post the first sentence of the first blog of each month in 2008. I've also included a link to each article. Here is the CGSL blog of 2008 in twelve sentences:

1. "Traditionally, January 1st is a day for New Year's Resolutions but many years ago I began instead to create a yearly set of Goals." – My Goal for 2008

2. "Today is the last day to reserve your place at the 110th Anniversary Celebration, this Saturday, February 9, 2008, at the Concord Hilton." – Countdown to the 110th

3. "Mark Tucker of the ThinkGenealogy blog, has developed an interesting Genealogy Research Map, a downloadable visual synopsis of the "concepts found in The Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) from the Board for Certification of Genealogists and the many works of Elizabeth Shown Mills." – Mark Tucker's Genealogy Research Map

4. "One of the photographs from the CGS 110th anniversary bookmark, was this one taken on the wedding day of Clare and Alta McAllister THOMSON, parents of Thomas Thomson, who is the husband of Shirley Pugh Thomson, CGS board member and recording secretary." – Chronicling Events in a Horseless Carriage

5. "One of the items that Gary McMaster most wanted was a photograph of Corporal Harold Roberts." – A Face for Corporal Roberts

6. "One of the most important works to come through the CGS Publications Committee will never be assigned an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) or be found on the shelves of a library." – The CGS Style Sheet

7. "Yesterday the Footnote Maven introduced Wordle, described as 'a toy for generating word clouds from text that you provide.'" – Distracted by Wordle

8. "If you are interested in participating in the San Francisco Mortuary Records Indexing Project and you haven't signed up yet, you better get started because things are moving faster than anyone anticipated!" – Update on San Francisco Mortuary Records Indexing

9. "In celebration of October as Family History Month, the California Genealogical Society and the Oakland Regional Family History Center are combining resources and expertise to offer a four session Beginning Genealogy Course." – A Joint Venture for Family History Month

10. "CGS Desk Duty Committee Computer Inservice by Kathy Watson." – Wordless Wednesday

11. "The best thing about the recent Information Swap Meet for the tenants of 2201 Broadway was meeting so many nice people who work 'upstairs' in the Breuner Building." – The Great Wall of Oakland

12. "CGS member and Desk Duty volunteer Gaye Lenahan was the lucky winner of a full-tuition scholarship to the Got Genealogy Academy held November 14 - 15, 2008. – Gaye Lenahan's Report on the Got-Genealogy Academy