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Hi, My name is Vickie and to tell you a little bit about myself, I was born and raised in Kentucky and the majority of my ancestors have been in Kentucky since the 1790’s. I have always loved history, a good mystery and puzzles and that is what Family History Research is all about. As a child we would take day trips on Saturdays and head down some dirt road looking for old cemeteries. A lot of the time we weren't looking for anyone in particular, we just like to read the epitaphs. We would have a picnic lunch packed and have lunch at whatever cemetery we were at. If the weather was bad my Dad and I would go to a court house and dig through old records in musty old basements looking for our ancestors. So as you can see I have had an interest in Family History for quite some time.View my complete profile

Sunday, January 1, 2017

My Blog in Review

First off I want to say Happy New Year to all my family and friends, and may 2017 be your best year yet!!!!!!!

I have really enjoyed writing and posting here on my blog.  I never thought I would be doing something like this, but it has been really fun and I have enjoyed all the comments and suggestions I have received since starting this journey.

I have to give thanks again to my cousin, Cathy Meder-Dempsey, who has her own blog at Opening Doors in Brick Walls for giving me this idea.  I did not realize that I could look at the stats for my blog, I am still pretty new at this.  I had a ticker on my home page showing how many views since I first started, but I did not know I could see where those views had come from or which of my posts had the most views.

Thanks so much to everyone who has read my stories, given me ideas for more stories and sent me pictures and documents to go along with these stories.  I have even met a few people through this blog that I would never have gotten the chance to meet any other way.   I am actually going to be meeting another such person sometime this month who says they have some pictures and documents and can also show us where the family home use to be for one of the stories I wrote on my husbands line.  The following quote I ran across recently definitely says what I feel.

I still don't know what I will be posting for this new year, but I hope I can do more than I did this past year.  Life got a little bit in the way and so I did not have as much time as I wanted to research and write my stories.

The following are my stats for today, Sunday morning, January 1st, 2017, since I first started my blog in November of 2014.  I sure didn't think I would have had over 45,000 page views in just over 2 years, but that is what the stats are saying.

Pageviews today                             
Pageviews yesterday
Pageviews last month
Pageviews all time history

Pageviews by Countries
Graph of most popular countries among blog viewers
United States

My top stories since November 2014

Entry                                                      Pageviews
Dec 20, 2016, 7 comments
May 11, 2016, 4 comments
Nov 26, 2015, 3 comments
Dec 28, 2015, 8 comments

Dec 9, 2015, 2 comments

Dec 13, 2015
Nov 16, 2015
Jan 3, 2016, 2 comments

If you click on the follow button on the right hand side of the home page, by entering your email address, you will be sent an email letting you know when a new story has been published.  If any of you have a story you would like to hear or someone you would like to know more about please let me know.  

Thanks again for all of the support, sharing of pictures, documents, etc and especially the love.


  1. Vickie, thank you so much for the mention. The first two years I waited for Wordpress to send me my year in review. This year, I'd been thinking about it for a while, I decided to do it myself instead of waiting.
    I'm always wondering if you see when I visit since I am in Luxembourg and probably the only person from that country.
    Wishing you all the best for 2017. Happy New Year. ~ Cathy

  2. Cathy,

    I looked around and saw a stats page with blogger and sure enough looked pretty much like yours, I have never gotten a stats page from them before. Luxembourg is next to France so maybe that is you in the France totals.

    Happy New Year and all the best to you as well.


  3. Well, just read your latest. And, may I say I am quite impressed with all the pageviews. How awesome. You are touching a LOT of lives with your blogs. So, glad I can be counted in each of those reviews.
    Have a great New Year!!