Sunday, July 22, 2012

Illuminating Blogger Award

Today I received the Illuminating Blogger Award from Leslie Ann, the author of the genealogy blog "Ancestors Live Here" at this link:    Thanks, Leslie Ann!  I'm very honored to be on your list of recommended blogs!  I like this award badge because of the lighthouse.  I grew  up in the seacoast town of Beverly, Massachusetts, and my parents were engaged at Hospital Point Light in Beverly, and my ancestors all lived in Beverly and towns nearby as mariners and fishermen and ship carpenters.  I wouldn't be surprised to someday find a light house keeper in my family tree.

I feel badly because in the past I have been offered blogger awards by readers and genealogists and I have turned them down. At first I turned them down because I was offered the same awards over again, and then there seemed to be a flood of awards and I was overwhelmed. Each time I found it difficult to select more bloggers to pass on the award, and I wanted to give it to everyone!   It made me feel like a real curmudgeon to say "no" to readers who obviously liked to read Nutfield Genealogy, and so now I'm not going to say "no" anymore.  It feels good to play along!

According to Leslie Ann, this award has several rules, including:

  • The nominee should visit the award site ( and leave a comment indicating that they have been nominated and by whom. (This step is so important because it’s the only way that we can create a blogroll of award winners).
  • The Nominee should thank the person that nominated them by posting & including a link to their blog.
  • The Nominee should include a courtesy link back to the official award site ( in their blog post.
  • Share one random thing about yourself in your blog post.
  • Select at least five other bloggers that you enjoy reading their illuminating, informative posts and nominate them for the award. Many people indicate that they wish they could nominate more so please feel free to nominate all your favorites.
  • Notify your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog, including a link to the award site (

  • The random thing about me that I can share here is that I'm a complete math phobic person, even though I enjoy technology and minored in Computers in college, and earned a Master's Degree in Technology in Education.  However, I married an MIT rocket scientist.  This is our ying-yang relationship.  It all balances out because he helps me with math, and I help him with American History.  He went to prep school in Puerto Rico and never took an American History class!  Believe it or not...

    The fun part of this award is selecting five other bloggers to nominate for the award.  I love passing on the gift!  However I'm going to select some very different blogs here... not all are genealogy blogs.  You'll have to check them all out yourself to see what the common thread is between this eclectic selection of blogs.

    1.)  Diane MacLean Boumenot at "One Rhode Island Family"
    2.)  Scott Powell at "Lake WicWas"
    3.)  Constant Belcher AKA Tim Abbott at "The Journal of Constant Belcher"
    4.) Karen K. at "The Road Backward"
    5.) Pam Carter at "Digging Down East"

    Copyright 2012, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

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