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    In every family, someone ends up with “the stuff.” It is the goal of The Family Curator to inspire, enlighten, and encourage other family curators in their efforts to preserve and share their own family treasures.

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    Happy 100th Posting from The Family Curator

    It's rather like The Big Birthday. I've anticipated the One Hundredth Posting for some months, but mostly in the wee hours of the night when I am not at my computer to speculate when exactly that date will occur. So, I was taken quite by surprise today when I realized that this very post will be that special one. Spontaneous serendipity. A lovely surprise. And a grand adventure.

    Henry David Thoreau, always one for finding meaning in meaning, "moved" to Walden Pond on July 4th. It was his own Independence Day. As 2008 comes to a close, it's a good time to look back and The 100th Posting is a good place to reflect on The Family Curator.

    What began as an online research journal has become a forum for new ideas and a place to connect with like-minded family historians. Certainly I have learned more from these blogging connections than I ever did muddling around on my own; and not only about family history and genealogy.

    I have been prodded toward organizing my files and piles; I have stretched the creative limits of file naming; I have tried a Carnival performance or two; I have "talked" with bloggers on all sorts of subjects; I have cajoled reluctant new readers to blog-world; and I have rediscovered my own writing.

    Our stories go round and round building communities of "cousins" both by blood and by byte. I know that most of us will never meet face-to-face, but I do feel that if we were to find each other at some event we could easily continue a conversation begun days earlier in cyberspace. Thank you for your readership and your comments. I look forward to the next hundred postings. . . at The Family Curator and at your blog as well.

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    Reader Comments (9)

    Congratulations on your first 100. I look forward to 100 more and beyond.

    December 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmy (WeTree)

    Denise, congratulations on reaching that first milestone, 100 posts! I've enjoyed reading your blog and definitely am looking forward to the next 100 and more!

    December 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

    Congratulations on your 100th post!

    December 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLori Thornton

    Is it really 100 already? Wow - congratulations!

    December 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThomas MacEntee

    It is a big birthday -


    December 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSheri

    Amy, Becky, Lori, Thomas, Sheri -- thank you for the good wishes and encouragement. I am honored to be in such very good company. Happy New Year! -- Denise

    Congratulations on reaching this milestone!

    December 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterApple

    Congrats, Denise!

    January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie Cahill Tarr

    Wow! Had no idea you have already posted 100! Congratulations big sis!

    January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDeanna

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