Happy 2nd Blogiversary Our Families Untold Stories!

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I just can’t believe it’s been two years to this day since I started this blog and made my first post.

Two Years

My, how the time has flown.

I have made so many discoveries about my family and shared so many special moments with new-found cousins, and cousins that I met just last year that already it seems as if I have known them a lifetime.  Had I not started this blog, my life would not be what it is today.

I didn’t break a brick wall this past year, but I put some chips in a few.  I’ll keep chipping away and plugging on, and telling our stories here.  I guess it’s just what I do now.

I know you are chomping at the bit to find out what goodies I’m giving away this time, but first I would like to share some statistics with you from my site.

OFUS Stats second year

I know last year that I told you how many cousins I had met, and how many pictures I had identified, and it’s so much more over the past year, there is no way now to keep up with all that.  I have been blessed beyond words.

Without further ado, and just like last year, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking this journey with me.  I couldn’t have done this without the support of each, and every one of you.

So, to show you my appreciation, I’m going to be giving away some super prizes.  I know you are just itching to get your hands on them!

First up, a one year membership to Fold3.com.

fold3 membership

That’s right folks, the kind people at Fold3.com have sponsored this giveaway and are giving one of my lucky blog followers a one year paid membership.

Second up, a one year membership to Newspapers.com.

Newspapers.com membership

Yep, the kind people over at Newspapers.com have also sponsored this giveaway and are giving one of my lucky blog followers a one year paid membership.

And, last but not least, one happy camper will get from me a $30 gift card to Blurb.com where you can make a keepsake of your own happy memories.

blurb gift card

To enter the drawing, simply respond below in the comment section of this post to the question listed below and you will be entered.  Please leave only one comment, and you have until midnight on Sunday, August 18th to enter.

Winners will be selected randomly, and announced on Monday, August 19th. After the prizes have been announced, I will resume my vacation/research trip updates. There are lots more goodies to share from my trip.

Good luck, and here’s the question:

If you could be any one of your ancestors for a day, who would you pick and why?

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8 comments on “Happy 2nd Blogiversary Our Families Untold Stories!

  1. Congratulations on your 2nd year! I so enjoy reading about your discoveries, adventures and family. How lucky they (and the rest of us) that you share it all and help us located new relatives, documents and photos. I chose not to select an ancestor to share the day with, however, if possible I would spend the day with YOU!!! Just think how much trouble and fun we could have if only for one day!

  2. No doubt we are all very lucky to have Susie be such a hard worker and so very willing to share information with us.

    If I could, I would pick to be my great, great grandfather, James Banks of Georgia. He was a civil war veteran who had to file for his pension as being indigent. He was reported to have to depend on his daughters to support. I can’t even begin to imagine how he might have felt about having to do that.
    If I could travel back and be James, my hope would be that there would be a way to have made it easier on him and his family.

  3. I wonder about family history all the time buy never do anything about it. You are my hero.

  4. I have tried adequate times to five records but find it very difficult especially when all older relatives have passed. I need to try again. You have given me a little motivation now. Thanks

  5. Thanks for all your posts. They are very interesting. I wound like to be my Grandmother on my mothers side. She sailed over by her self at the age if 5 from England. I have not gave any luck finding f any records on her it would be fun to find her records

  6. Hi, Susie! Sounds like you had a fun time on your trip. The fun was very well deserved.

    I’d probably like to be my 6th great grandfather, who was a cherokee chief and dimplomat and negotiated with the British government in the 1700s.

  7. After giving this much thought, I would like to spend the day with my grandmother, Emma Pearl Bain Martin and her son, my uncle, Ray Houston Martin. I would like to know how Granny Pearl survived the Depression with an out of work ill husband that died leaving her with children to raise and no income. Uncle Ray was killed in WW II in Tunisia at the age of 27. I have to tried to obtain his service records but have been unable to do so due to the fact that the repository that housed them burned. Since they both died before I was 2 years old, I have no memories of either of them , I would like to know them in person not through documents.

  8. Happy Anniversary on your 2 yrs of blogging. You have done an amazing job on not only collecting your research but sharing your many adventures with others. I feel like you have stirred a interest in many to dig a little deeper in their own trees. You have organized your information in a great way to share with us. Thanks for that. I would like to be Sally Courtney Martin Pill for a day so I could see what her life with Henry Washington Martin was like and find out where she put him. I really would like to know more about George Pill too. He was supposed to have come on a BANANA boat from England….Born at sea.. Does ENGLAND grow BANANA’s?? Also, I want to know more about that Land deed…with the Dials. She must have been a some kind of woman…A tuff one at that. What a challange their life must have been, wood stoves, no air, no cars, no electricity, no washers or dryers…and many kids to tend too and find food for, let alone shoes and clothes.

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