Saturday, February 13, 2010

Winter 2010 GeneaBlogger Games!

I'm participating in the 2010 Winter Games brought to us by GeneaBloggers!  I doubt I'll get any Platinum medals but I think I can definitley grab a Gold or two.  But the games aren't about the awards, they're about improving and growing as a genealogists and also, of spreading goodwill to other geneabloggers.  There are several catagories of competition and much more information on the event, all of which can be found here.  First off, here is my flag:

The flag is made up of three very important flags to me.  My heritage quilt above is made up of the US flag which is the flag my allegiance is pledged to.  It is also the flag my ancestors wanted to live under and the flag they helped establish and fight for.  The next flag is the Italian flag because of my Italian heritage.  The Italian flag represents a weird dichotomy for me because it is both the part of my heritage I know the least about and yet also the part of my heritage I most identify with and was raised in.  Next is the flag of the United Kingdom because most of my ancestors came from the British Isles.  I have Welsh, Scottish, English and Irish ancestors and the flag of the United Kingdom represents all of them.  I don't want to offend any Irish out there, but I lumped my Irish heritage under the flag of the United Kingdom because it was the flag my Irish ancestors lived under (whether they liked it or not).  So that is my flag and that is what it means to me!  I'm very proud to be representing it, now, let the games begin!

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