>> Friday, March 6, 2009

Hi y'all!!! How is everyone? Sorry to have disappeared for the past couple of days. I got lured into the GENI site and couldn't get out!!! What is GENI you ask? A NICE catchy title for a site that lets you build your family tree with a similar interface to that of Facebook and the NING network. You can also connect with Facebook via GENI and invite family members and also merge your profile. It ROCKS y'all!!! A BIG shoutout to my SIL, Louie for finding it and starting the invitations!!! MWAH! I have been dreaming of GENI ever since! He, he ...

When I stared my genealogy research five years ago, I had not found anything of this caliber and it is SOOOOO easy to work. You can even go in and add items/info to other relatives profiles, upload photos that you might have of them that will go directly into their page, make comments, share stories, events and MUCH, MUCH more. YES, I've fallen and I can't get up! OOOOPS! *big smile*

I will share some of my findings with y'all as I progress. This is going to have me posting photos for my children and giving them a glimpse of their father's side of the family as I had found quite a bit of info while researching my own that five years ago. Funny, Joan was just mentioning to me yesterday that she had recently discovered some info about a cousin she has never known and I was happy to tell her that I will have quite a bit of information for she and her siblings to share in.

In my own research on my father's side, I had found birth and death records of three children my grandparents had before coming to the US from England that no one else knew about. AMAZING, absolutely FASCINATING to be able to find missing pieces of your family puzzle and begin to put them together!

Please give me some feedback any of you who are already familiar with and/or set up on GENI!!! I shall appreciate any info you have to offer! Thank you!

I will update you from time-to-time as to the new relatives that I am being connected with on my father's side of the family. I am SOOOOO excited! I have cousins I've NEVER met!

Okay, now for a little SPECIAL something from my DEAR, DEAR friend, Carole! She sent me a layout the other day that she did for her husband after his BIG win during their trip to Las Vegas last October. I LOVE her title and Harold's photo and *Shimmerin Shamrocks* are a WONDERFUL match. Carole has generously shared her layout with ALL of us in SCRAPLAND by way of a "scrapatit". Thank you Carole!

Just a reminder that *Shimmerin' Shamrocks* is on sale at half-price during it's debut at Digital Candy for ONLY $2.50 through this Sunday, March 8th!!!

Have a FANTABULOUS weekend everyone!!! REMEMBER: It's SCRAP-HAPPY HOUR 24/7 in SCRAPLAND!!! WOO HOO!

Lots of Love,
Linda :)

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