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The Janice Brown Puckerbrush Blog Award for Excellence 4. Wendy Hawksley | New England Genealogy

This award was established in May 2009 by Mississippi blogger Terry Thornton who wanted to honour the work, and particularly the writing skills of blogger Janice Puckerbrush of Cow Hampshire. Cow Hampshire no longer exists but the award keeps its memory alive and it’s with great pleasure that I grant the fourth of my ten awards to Wendy Hawksley of New England Genealogy.

There’s room for many types of writing in the genealogy blogosphere – one could almost say there are as many types of writing as there are geneabloggers!  What I most admire about Wendy’s blogging is the way her voice comes through so fresh and strong and clear. She has a conversational tone that makes me feel like I’m right in the room with her.

Listen to how she describes her “support network” when she’s trying to do some genealogy:

“Every so often I will yell for my husband to bring me a can of ginger ale or some crackers and cheese. He will entertain our son, take him outside to play, take him for his martial arts class, while I move into 2010 as productively as possible!”

Here’s another instance where she shares her research practice:

“Have you ever looked back at something, only to realize you missed crucial information? Of course you have.  We all have.  That is why, maybe 5 or more years later, when we spot it, we give ourselves a forehead smack and wonder how we could have missed it.”



Wendy describes herself as a “Goddess worshipping writer, genealogy-researching Air Force spouse, and homeschooling mother of an only child. Volunteer for The Beltane Papers and NEHGS. Bartlett Society newsletter editor.”

I hope you will all pay a visit to New England Genealogy.

Related Posts:

The Janice Brown Puckerbrush Blog Award for Excellence 1.Postcardy Lynne

The Janice Brown Puckerbrush Blog Award for Excellence 2. Lucie LeBlanc Consentino

The Janice Brown Puckerbrush Blog Award for Excellence 3. Thomas MacEntee

The Janice Brown Puckerbrush Blog Award for Excellence 4. Wendy Hawksley

Thanks again to Linda Hughes Hiser at Flipside for the original award.

April 4, 2010 - Posted by | .

1 Comment »

  1. Thank you so much! I am very honored that you thought of me.

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    Comment by Wendy Hawksley | April 4, 2010 | Reply


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