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Today is My Blogiversary!

Today not only is the first day of 2017, but it is also the 6th Blogiversay of Claiming Kin! This year I’m celebrating this special milestone with a new and improved look for my favorite space in cyberspace. This new design represents how I plan and want to express myself and share my ancestors and family’s history with you!

Claiming Kin Ancestor Collage

Claiming Kin Ancestor Collage

I want to send lots of THANK YOUS to Elias Curtis (@transformdesign) for the design work on my blog in celebration of my 6th anniversary. The blog looks great, and he certainly deserve a gold star for his guidance and *patience* with me on this project!

Then special thanks go to John S. (@kooldesignmaker), who has done lots of graphic work for me through the years, for transforming my old family photos into the awesome  – Claiming Kin Ancestor Collage – you see when you visit my blog’s homepage. This collage is a visual representation of ancestors and family members I celebrate and honor each day since I started this genealogical journey in 1989.

I have a few deign tweaks to work on in the coming weeks, but if you have not seen the new collage above in action, head on over to the – Claiming Kin Genealogy – homepage and check it out. Then please let me know what you think!

I send virtual (((((hugs & best wishes)))) to all my family and genealogy friends who visit this blog and interact with me here regularly. THANK YOU so much! I appreciate your friendship, guidance, patience, and support very much. I wish you and yours a —

Happy New Year 2017

  • Kristin Williams

    I like the new look. Now I’m going to check out the collage! Happy 6th blogaversiary!

    • Thank you Kristin for celebrating my 6th Blogiversary with me! You are the inspiration behind my new look. So I am pleased to hear you like how I’ve decided to express myself and all my ancestors in 2017 and beyond!

  • Bernita Allen

    Happy 6th Blogaversiary! I love the new look and the collage. Well done!

    • Happy New Year Bernita and thanks so much for stopping by and checking out the new digs for my favorite space in cyberspace. Get ready sis, I feel we will be breaking down more brick walls this year. So I hope you’re ready!

      • Bernita Allen

        Yes ma’am, ready and willing.

  • minkyadu

    You are my inspiration! Looking good, happy 6th keep on having something to celebrate. Blessings into the new year.

    • Happy New Year Shelley! How the heck have you been?! Thank you so much for your continued support through the years. I felt like expressing myself and my ancestors in a new way this year. So a new look is just the start of what I have planned for myself this year. And I expect to see some great family research from you too this year. Take care and let’s bust through some brick walls this year! Again, THANK YOU!

  • True

    HapPy 6th Blogiversary Kinfolk! So Proud! you looking Clean and Fresh! Love, True-

    • There’s my True! Happy New Year to you sis and thank you so much for the wonderful feedback about the new blog design. I so appreciate you!

  • Celia Lewis

    Congratulations on your blogiversary! Kudos. Love your collage as well – inspiring!

    • Hi Celia and Happy New Year to you and yours! Thank you so much for the well wishes and the feedback about my ancestor collage. I so appreciate you celebrating this milestone with me!

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