Advent Calendar 2009 – Thank You!

advent calendar of christmas memories 2009

GeneaBloggers extends a big thank you to all those who participated in the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories 2009! Not only did you give the gift of preserving holiday memories to your family members, but you also were willing to share those memories with your fellow genealogy blogging colleagues and your readers.

Don’t forget that one of your New Year’s resolutions should be collecting all your ACCM posts and getting them ready to publish and distribute as gifts for the 2010 holiday season!

Here are some statistics on this year’s event:

December 1 – The Christmas Tree – 54 posts
December 2 – Holiday Foods – 46 posts
December 3 – Christmas Tree Ornaments – 54 posts
December 4 – Christmas Cards – 42 posts
December 5 – Outdoor Decorations – 38 posts
December 6 – Santa Claus – 55 posts
December 7 – Holiday Parties – 34 posts
December 8 – Christmas Cookies – 38 posts
December 9 – Grab Bag – 35 posts
December 10 – Christmas Gifts – 56 posts
December 11 – Other Traditions – 28 posts
December 12 – Charitable/Volunteer Work – 24 posts
December 13 – Holiday Travel – 30 posts
December 14 – Fruitcake – Friend or Foe? – 41 posts
December 15 – The Holiday Happenings! – 33 posts
December 16 – Christmas at School – 27 posts
December 17 – Grab Bag – 36 posts
December 18 – Christmas Stockings – 32 posts
December 19 – Christmas Shopping – 24 posts
December 20 – Religious Services – 27 posts
December 21 – Christmas Music – 40 posts
December 22 – Christmas and Deceased Relatives – 24 posts
December 23 – Christmas Sweetheart Memories – 18 posts
December 24 – Christmas Eve – 36 posts

Total: 872 posts

(Note: I apologize to those who participated for not keeping up with the nightly “highlights” feature. I was hoping to provide a little bit more than just the automated roll-up but the holiday season activities seemed to get the best of me.)

Here are all the posts submitted by GeneaBloggers members:

© 2009, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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About Thomas MacEntee

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

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