Thank you to the great Randy Seaver author of Genea-Musings for posting another spectacular Saturday Night Genealogy Fun mission!
So, your mission, if you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible theme), is to:
1) Tell us about your dream game of the Super Bowl of Genealogy?
Welcome to ESGN: the Worldwide leader in Genealogy, dedicated to producing fully cited research reports 24 hours a day. Next up - HistoryCenter! Let's see what Herstoryan has to say about the upcoming Super Bowl of Genealogy!
Da...da...da! Da...da...da! THIS is HistoryCenter! Tomorrow's match-up between the Geneabloggers and the Snooty Patooties is going to be absolutley phenomenal! I've got to be honest here, everyone's favorite is the powerhouse Geneabloggers team. Here's the lineup:
- Offensive Line (5 players whose job it is to block the opposing team's defense or as I like to say the Fab Five) - Joan, Roots 'n' Leaves; Sharon, Kindred Footprints; Sara Beth, Lessons from My Ancestors; Gini, Ginisology; and Nancy, My Ancestors and Me.
- Quarterback (leader of the offense and calls the plays) - Thomas MacEntee, Destination: Austin Family and Geneabloggers.
- Running back (specializes in running the ball) - Caroline, Family Stories.
- Wide Receivers (specialize in catching passes) - Lori, Genealogy and Me; Amy Coffin, We Tree.
- Tight Ends - (catching and blocking, most versatile players) - Sandra Taliaferro, I Never Knew My Father; Dr Bill Smith, Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories.
- Defensive Line (first line of defense) - Whitney Claire, MyNeChimKi; Bill West, West in New England; Greta, Greta's Genealogy Blog; Sherry, Family Tree Writer.
- Linebackers (the heavy hitters/ all the tackling) - Randy Seaver, Genea-Musings; Luckie, Our Georgia Roots; Debbie Blanton McCoy, Blanton Family Roots and Branches.
- Defensive Backs (they also got your back) - Mavis, Georgia Black Crackers and Conversations with My Ancestors; Astrid, Of Trolls and Lemons; Jenna, Desperately Seeking Surnames; Tcasteel, Tangled Trees.
- Special Teams - FootnoteMaven; Janine, Landailyn Research and Restoration; Miriam, AnceStories: The Stories of my Ancestors.
- Cheerleaders - Felicia, My NOLA Heritage; @LCAfricana, Low Country Africana; Elizabeth, Little Bytes of Life; Missy, Bayside Blog.
This is a true DREAM TEAM of professionals! The Snooty Patooties better watch out!
There's no need to even go into the other team's lineup; they know who they are. They are known to hang out at local libraries and genealogy societies. They have a reputation of shutting out anyone who doesn't fit their archaic stereotype of what they think a family historian should be. Snooty Patooties are known to discriminate against age, race, and technology. There is no way they will ever win against the Geneabloggers, but never fear when another one bites the dust the Geneabloggers will be sure to record it accurately!
**Please Note: My argument is against Snootie Patooties not Genealogy Societies. Genealogy Societies are extremely important and I respect each and every person that so selflessly gives their time and talents to a GREAT endeavor!**
Special thanks to: (1) Wikipedia for clueing me in to what positions make up a football team; (2) my husband for all those years watching Sportscenter - I can still hear it ringing in my ears; (3) my sister for the word "patootie" which she has very graciously taught all three of my children. Thanks, sis, you wouldn't believe how funny a four year old thinks that word is in the middle of a grocery store! :)