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The Janice Brown Puckerbrush Blog Award for Excellence 3. Thomas MacEntee | Destination: Austin Family

Sometimes, someone becomes so well known for one thing, that we forget that a person can actually wear several hats!  That is the case for the man that I’m honouring today – Mr. Thomas MacEntee. If you’re a blogger – and you haven’t been hiding under a rock – then you know that Thomas is “Mr. Geneablogger” – the whirlwind behind GeneaBloggers and Bootcamp which provide encouragement to genealogy and family history bloggers and logistical support to the organizers of various blogger activities.

But that’s not what I want to talk about today! Today, I want to recognize Thomas MacEntee  for his work on his personal blogs, especially   Destination: Austin FamilyRather than prattle on for several more paragraphs, I thought I’d just let his work stand for itself. I’m linking to a few posts that will show you why I think Thomas MacEntee deserves the Janice Puckerbrush Award For Excellence in writing.

Humourous Pieces

Failed Genealogy Television Shows

8 Ways Genealogy Could Help You Survive a Zombie Outbreak


An Opinion Piece

Faces of America Viewership – Influenced By Opinions About Dr. Gates? Continue reading

March 20, 2010 Posted by | . | 1 Comment

Bathurst, N.B. – A Historic View Of The Bridge

This is a rather mangled, black & white  postcard of the Bathurst bridge  in the early twentieth century which I’m sharing with you because there are so few early views of Bathurst online. I would love to hear from anyone who can help me date this bridge – or who can tell me the relationship – if any – between this Bathurst bridge and this other bridge in Bathurst.  

Related Posts:

 Vintage Postcards of New Brunswick


Comment from Leo – Thanks!

Hi Evelyn,
Both the “BATHURST, N. B. FROM BRIDGE” postcard and the “Busy Bathurst, New Brunswick — 11.” postcard show the same bridge over the Tetagouche River.  The Busy Bathurst postcard is a panoramic view of the bridge taken from a high place, such as the roof of a building or a hilltop.  The photographer that created the image on the postcard featured in this post was actually located on the bridge, just past the central arches (so they would not obstruct the view).  I am providing a composite image, showing the relationship between these two views, here:

— Leo

Hi Leo,

I had actually noticed the similarity in the white buildings on the opposite shore, to the left of the bridge, but the bridge in the coloured image looked so much larger than this one. I’ve really learned something here about how different things can look from different camera angles. Thank you very much!

— Evelyn

March 20, 2010 Posted by | . | | 1 Comment