Thursday, January 24, 2013

Yes today is the day my blog turns 3 years old.
It has been a great trip. 
I did just received a wonderful Blogiversary gift. I was contacted by a second cousin once removed on my Hartmann (Dad's) side.  This is my hard to find relatives and even some I do know I can't find any documents, well some but not the ones I want like a marriage certificate or death certificate of the wife.  He gave me some new info on a great uncle's side.  He will be visiting with his Dad soon and we hope to gleam more information. 
Here is hoping to new doors opening and brick walls falling down!!
This last year has been a little slow for me.  Work commitments kept me busy.  I finally retired and was looking forward to do more quilting and genealogy.  Well life throws you curves and mine are always big ones.  
The day I retired I became a guardian of two delightful little girls ages 7 & 9.  So I am very busy being a stay at home Mom.  They have me doing things I haven't done in 20 or 30 years, like bike riding and horse riding.  I have the sore knees and a nice saddle bruise on my right thigh as proof.  
I am still looking for family but at a very slow rate. I still plan to post great finds when I find them but in the meantime I am playing with the living!
Thanks for all your support and friendship it is appreciated!


  1. Oh Mary, I had no idea you were playing mommy again! Fun, and tiring for sure. Happy Blogiversary to you, I know you will post when you can. Try not to let those girls wear you out to much, and enjoy!

  2. Congratulations on 3 years, Mary! It takes a lot to keep up with research and posting -- and then to add 2 little girls. I guess your life is very different than it was a year ago! I hope you enjoy them and they enjoy you! Take care.

  3. Happy Blogiversary!! Have fun with your new lifestyle and your little girls. They will keep you young. I am new at blogging and enjoying all the blogs.


  4. Happy Blogiversary blogging buddy. Can't wait to hear more about your adventures with the girls