Black Sheep Sunday

If you are looking for a meme in which to participate or just need a regular Sunday post, consider joining in on Black Sheep Sunday.

A few weeks ago I was contacted by a member of the International Black Sheep Society of Genealogists (IBSSG) who wanted to set up an aggregator similar to those we use here at Geneabloggers in the sidebar for Madness Monday, Tombstone Tuesday and Wordless Wednesday.

What qualifies an ancestor to be a black sheep?  According to the website:

Murder
Kidnapping
Armed Robbery
Treason
Theft of any item of fame
Membership in a famous gang, well documented
Political Assassin
Member of the FBI’s Most Wanted List
Political Expatriate
Extreme Public Embarrassment
Involvement in Witchcraft Trials
Bigamy (outside the Mormon faith, which condoned it at one time)
Persons expelled from normal society
Convicted felons (documented)

Also, we are seeing new geneabloggers join our group due to Black Sheep Sunday and you’ll agree there can never be too many genealogy blogs, right?

You can read more about Black Sheep Sunday here at the listing on gene@pedia.  Hopefully we’ll see your posting about those black sheep in your family tree soon!

copyright 2009, 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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