Awards & Badges

I am very proud to have received these awards and nominations from my fellow bloggers.  Thank You.

April 2015 - another hectic month with my theme this year 
"Family History - Sources and Stories. 

September 2014 

survivor-atoz [2014]
 Yes, I did it - I survived the hectic challenge of a post a day on this year's 
April A-Z Challenge - my theme this year  "My Scottish Borders"

50 Genealogy Blogs You Need To Read In 2013
As they say in Scotland, "I am fair chuffed".  My blog has been  listed  among 50 genealogy blogs in the magazine Inside History which focuses on  Australia and New Zealand.  Issue 17 (Jul/Aug 2013)  is out now with the theme   "Eureka moments in family history".  The listing cites  top 50 blogs that every genealogist needs to follow and includes   libraries, archives, societies, personal and professional genealogists, speciality topics and organisation blogs from around the world. You can view the full list on the magazine website  at:

Thank you to the magazine and to all  the Australian and New Zealand  readers of my blog,  especially those who regularly take the time to give comments. Your support is much appreciated.  
Received July 2013

Received April 2013 with my theme "A Sense of Place"

Received  January 2013 and March 2013
Liebster means "friend" or “dearest” in German

Received  January 2013

Blog of the Year Award 2 star jpeg

Received January 2013

I completed the Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge

Received November 2012 with my theme "Family History Experiences" 

You're a  Family History Star
Received November 2012

Received  July 2012

Received March 2011
Received January 2011