Advent Calendar – December 1, 2009

Juletræet

The Christmas Tree

Did you have a real tree or was it artificial? How big was the tree? Who decorated the tree? What types of Christmas trees did your ancestors have?

UPDATE: there are some great posts coming in and there are some common threads among them:

  • many of us had mothers who insisted the tinsel be placed on the tree one strand at a time (thanks to Janine at Janineology)

Finally, I found a post today that really captured the spirit of the Christmas tree and holding on to traditions that can be passed down to the next generation (thanks to texicanwife of Mountain Genealogists).

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Here is a listing of all Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories posts for today from GeneaBloggers’ member blogs:


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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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