SparkPeople Genealogy Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=428 Are you interested in Genealogy? Here you can chat with others who share a similar interest and are working toward a healthier lifestyle. SparkPeople Genealogy Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=428 Keeping notes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x59851516 I have the Family Tree Maker when I record everything, but I also have notebooks full of notes. How does everyone keep all their paper notes organized or do you just keep it all on the computer? Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:42:23 EST Cemetery walks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19975x428x59661832 I have been working on adding more activity to my life and thought I would pass on a great way to explore some new areas, help others with genealogy, and get outside for some walks. <BR> <BR> I am a volunteer for both Find-A-Grave and Billiongraves. Most of my family is not from the area I live in but I do love the area and have always loved scenic cemeteries. Luckily my husband enjoys this too. We will pick a cemetery in our county or a neighboring one - we like to find small, out-of-the wa... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 11:22:19 EST Group Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x428x59486861 Imagine my surprise to see fellow genealogists on a weight loss website! <BR> <BR> I'm Lynn from Pennsylvania. I joined SP years ago but am recently starting here again because I need the help to lose this weight. <BR> <BR> I've also been working on my family genealogy for the past 25 years. There also I have lapsed but started my online search again...so much more info available since the last time I checked 5 years ago. <BR> <BR> Just wanted to say hello. <em>213</em> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:49:46 EST Research http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x59475361 Just a quick reminder, check your research. I was looking at some family trees for a family member that reached a dead end. The first tree I saw had both parents listed, I checked it out to see if I could find source documents. I don't bother The father was born 20 years after the son. That being said. I have a person born 15 years after his father "died". He went on a hunting trip in NY. His buddies came home and said the indians got him. NY issued a death certificate. The guy went west to t... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:27:53 EST Best genealogy software http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x59347140 What genealogy software are you using, have used, or would like to use and why? Fri, 3 Oct 2014 14:03:36 EST Civil War http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58959683 I watched Time Team America this evening; it was about a lost civil war camp, Camp Lawton. It was interesting. They said that a lot of the prisoners came from Andersonville. My husband has 2 uncles with the Indiana Infantry Co. H, 53rd Regiment that made it home from Andersonville. I don't have a lot of info. on this. Where can I find more? Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:03:01 EST Question of the day July 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58650882 How often do you change up your exercise? Either try a new exercise, change time of exercise, or change the DVD or video you use to do the exercise. <BR> <BR> It is an almost daily thing. I get tired of the same thing. I change the direction I walk, my chair videos almost daily. Beyond that it is what my ankle can tie that day. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:08:13 EST Question of the day July 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58570591 If you have to go on a car trip for several hours, do you pack snacks and if so what ones? Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:08:35 EST Genealogy Website http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58552479 Has anyone heard of the website "Genealogy Bank.com? I heard it is a resource for archived newspapers. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:55:41 EST Question of the day July 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58528881 Do you have a fur baby? <BR> <BR> I have 2 dogs A 7 year old mutt and a 2 year old lab Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:22:48 EST Question of the day July 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58501314 Name one branch you where you have hit a wall. My mothers grandfather. Somehow everyone that came over on the boat he cmd on was given the last name of Olson. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:55:52 EST Question of the day July 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58490043 What is the strangest thing you have seen on the freeway? <BR> <BR> <BR> I saw a coyote cross the freeway. It was a 6 lane toll road and the coyote bound from the wooded side to the chicken farm on the other in broad daylight. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:30:36 EST Question of the day July 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58482928 You guys must think I'm the word team leader. But until you fire me I'll keep trying to make it work. <BR> <BR> What is one thing you like about your generation. <BR> <BR> We didn't have all this teck stuff. Yes I use it now, but if it is gone for awhile I can do without. The SPAT was down almost a week, got out the pencil and paper. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 19:39:21 EST Question of the day July 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58417858 What is your go to exercise. The exercise you are going to do, unless you are sick or hurt, no matter what. <BR> <BR> Mine is walking. I would like it to be along the beach, but living 50 miles from the beach means it is up and down thee county roads where I live. Thu, 3 Jul 2014 11:41:48 EST Question of the day July 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58410221 No I didn't fall of the face of the earth. work happened then a good book happened. <BR> <BR> What is in your fridge? <BR> <BR> Hummus, soy milk, egg whites and cream cheese. Wed, 2 Jul 2014 18:34:11 EST Question of the day June 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58383688 Sorry about yesterday . I have problems getting anything done the days I get off at 11 one night and have to be back at 11 the next morning, especially if i worked late the night I worked till 11. <BR> <BR> Do you use SP videos? <BR> <BR> I do. I use the chair ones the days my ankle hurts or the night before had been hectic and I need some exercises that is easy on my feet. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:26:55 EST Question of the day June 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58364414 What was your nickname growing up and how did you get it. <BR> <BR> I didn't have a nickname. People spent to much time trying to decide what my name was. Mom said it was MaryAlice, Daddy said it was Mary Alice, Grandma said it was Maryalice, teachers said it was Mary. Most people called me the Hurley girl. When I was in high school I found out Daddy was right. When I married my high school sweetheart and took the last name of Smith. I took Moms spelling and made it my own. Since then I hav... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 12:54:07 EST Resources for genealogy in Europe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58363291 Please feel free to share and to distribute this file <BR> (supplied by Genealogie Baden – Baden Genealogy) <BR> <BR> General groups for German Genealogy: <BR> <BR> Ahnenforschung <BR> https://www.facebook.com/groups/35899034<BR>4127948/ <BR> <BR> Ahnenforschung alte Fotos, Fotos, Bilder, identifizieren: <BR> https://www.facebook.com/groups/39165947<BR>0932748/ <BR> Genealogie <BR> https://www.facebook.com/groups/53654444<BR>9743165/ <BR> <BR> German Genealogy: <BR> https://www.facebo... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 11:00:32 EST Question of the day june 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58355527 Do you eat a rainbow everyday? <BR> <BR> I try to and normally do, but every once in awhile don't. I'll admit though sometimes it is a veggie stir fry at the end of the day to get them all in. <BR> <BR> For those of you that don't know, each color veggie has it's own vitamins and minerals. The color of the veggie goes by what color the part you eat is. A kiwi is green, yes the skin is brown, but the part you eat is green To get all you need you need to eat 7 different colors of veggies. For... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:57:24 EST Question of the day June 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58342822 Do you put all the brothers and sisters in your family tree? <BR> <BR> I didn't for a long time then one day when I was working on a line that had dead ended, I just asked what would happen if I researched a brother. I got all kids of good info. Now I put brothers and sisters in, but don't do any thing with them unless I'm stumped and thing they might help. <BR> <BR> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:55:12 EST Question of the day June 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58333309 What do you do when someone is adopted. <BR> <BR> Beka's mother is adopted. One day Beka asked me if I would do her mothers family. I questioned Beka's mother and was told Beka didn't need to know anything about THAT woman and gave me a good start on her adopted family. I've done the family tree as if it was her family with a note that she was adopted into the family. I guess it isn't a true blood family tree but it did gave Beka a family tree on her mothers side. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:28:55 EST Question of the day June 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58320478 M0MTH3W1TCH'S Thank you for question of the day and I hope You keep it up. I just want to sneak in today. <BR> <BR> What do you want to see on this site? Is there anything you enjoy and hope stick around? Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:56:57 EST Question of the Day June 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58285673 What is your favorite way to unwind? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My life is like a roller coaster out of control between work and home life. I try to read for a few minutes every day. Or I take a nap. Which is a running joke in the family. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 22:37:24 EST Question of the day June 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58256758 What's your best healthy eating or dieting tip? <BR> <BR> <BR> I'd have to say mine is drinking a lot of water. Also I try eating a salad every day. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 09:02:31 EST Question of the day June 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58188911 Do you find it difficult to say “no” when people ask you to do something? Do you ever say “yes” & then ask yourself why you did? Wed, 11 Jun 2014 22:38:36 EST Marriage certificate http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58186367 I am so excited to have found my in-laws marriage certificate from the church the were married at in Chicago. The exciting part is that it is all in Bohemian. What a priceless treasure to find for my family tree. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:01:51 EST Question of the day June 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58177606 What do you do when you are overly tired? Go to bed earlier or sleep later? Fight it? Tue, 10 Jun 2014 22:39:13 EST Question of the day June 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58166242 Do you like walking in the rain? I’m talking about a warm, gentle rain not a storm. Mon, 9 Jun 2014 22:26:22 EST Question of the day June 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58155520 Do you plan your menu a week at a time, or just decide each day what to eat? Sun, 8 Jun 2014 23:06:55 EST Question of the day June 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58144545 In this area, we have tornadoes. Some other areas of the country have hurricanes, landslides, flooding, etc. What kind of severe weather problems do you have where you live? What action do you take when the sirens sound or whatever type of warning they have in your area? Do you actively plan for emergencies? <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 7 Jun 2014 22:48:17 EST Question of the day June 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58135691 Do strong smells like cigarette smoke & some heavy perfumes bother you? If so, what do you do if someone exposes you to them on a regular basis? Fri, 6 Jun 2014 23:41:02 EST Question of the day June 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58124333 Do you make a schedule for your “free time” or do you just “go with the flow”? Thu, 5 Jun 2014 22:47:43 EST Question of the day June 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58113034 I posted this conversation on the daily chat link. <BR> <BR> A lady came into the office yesterday & was asking about renting the fellowship hall for a shower. She asked me "Do you have any weddings or funerals scheduled for July?" I just started laughing & told her ":No weddings & we usually don't schedule funerals ahead of time." That's when she realized what she had asked & started laughing too. <BR> <BR> Today’s question is – am I the only person who has these strange conversations? Wh... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 22:18:28 EST Question of the day June 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58102131 On an average, how much sleep do you get each night? Is that the right amount, too little or too much for you? Tue, 3 Jun 2014 23:15:55 EST Question of the day June 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58090143 What is your favorite soup? Do you make it yourself? Mon, 2 Jun 2014 23:16:51 EST Question of the day June 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58077417 What is your favorite summer activity? Sun, 1 Jun 2014 22:56:00 EST Top Ten Team Leaders For May 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58073000 As a team, you are all doing well. Our team was #17 in Spark Points in our category (Other Hobbies and Interests) with 102,899 points and #26 in Fitness Minutes with 60,393 minutes. <BR> <BR> PLEASE NOTE: If you are on the lists below & didn't receive your Sparkgoodie, please check that <BR> (1) you have a Spark page set up <BR> (2) it is not set to private. <BR> (3) You have posted to the team page in the last 30 days. SP will no longer allow team leaders to send team goodies to member... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 15:30:53 EST Question of the day June 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58065587 Do you speak any language other than English? If so, what language & how did you learn it? Why? Sat, 31 May 2014 22:34:30 EST Question of the day May 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58055370 Do you speak any language other than English? If so, what language & how did you learn it? Fri, 30 May 2014 22:50:23 EST Question of the day May 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58044887 What is the last class that you attended? Was it for fun, business, etc? Did you enjoy it? Thu, 29 May 2014 23:48:36 EST Question of the day May 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58033606 Do you have a vacation planned this year? Where are you going & what are you planning to do? Wed, 28 May 2014 23:43:09 EST Question of the day May 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58020785 If you could travel any place you wanted to, what would be your first choice? Why? Tue, 27 May 2014 22:33:29 EST Question of the day May 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58008917 When you really want to be comfortable, what do you wear? Mon, 26 May 2014 22:44:14 EST Question of the day May 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57997793 Do you have any family traditions to celebrate Memorial Day? Sun, 25 May 2014 23:17:42 EST Question of the day May 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57987773 Do you have any special plans for the weekend? Sat, 24 May 2014 23:20:47 EST Question of the day May 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57978670 Do you wear hats? If so, what is your favorite kind? Fri, 23 May 2014 23:52:40 EST Question of the day May 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57968157 Do you prefer to pay with cash, check or credit card? Fri, 23 May 2014 00:08:54 EST Question of the day May 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57956133 We’re surrounded by advertising. What company’s motto stays in your mind? Wed, 21 May 2014 22:27:52 EST Question of the day May 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57945165 What is your favorite summer pastime? Tue, 20 May 2014 23:58:55 EST FREE access to millions of US military records. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57943607 In honor of Memorial Day, MyHeritage is offering FREE access to millions of US military records. The free access will be available to search from May 23 to May 26. <BR> <BR> <link>blog.eogn.com/2014/05/19/myheritage-<BR>will-offer-free-access-to-military-rec<BR>ords-over-the-memorial-day-weekend/ </link> Tue, 20 May 2014 21:34:26 EST Question of the day May 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57932375 What is your favorite day of the week? Why? Mon, 19 May 2014 22:42:58 EST Question of the day May 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57919881 Is it harder being a kid now than when you were growing up? Why do you think that? Sun, 18 May 2014 23:12:52 EST Question of the day May 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57909416 Do you collect anything – dolls, stamps, shells, etc? Sat, 17 May 2014 22:50:03 EST Question of the day May 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57899449 Have you turned on your heat or air in the past week? How about open windows? Fri, 16 May 2014 22:33:30 EST Question of the day May 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57888992 Do you usually have a garden? If so, have you been able to plant it yet this year Thu, 15 May 2014 23:43:07 EST Question of the day May 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57876274 What type of music to you like to listen to? Wed, 14 May 2014 21:47:39 EST Question of the day May 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57864930 Now that spring has arrived, do you feel that your weather haS changed drastically, gradually, or not at all? Tue, 13 May 2014 22:50:08 EST Naturalization card http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57849361 Why would someone have a naturalization card if they were born in the USA? Mon, 12 May 2014 16:52:58 EST Top Ten Team Leaders For April 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57826701 The original message was for April team leaders, not March. Sorry for the error. <BR> Sat, 10 May 2014 13:28:06 EST Top Ten Team Leaders For April 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57826253 As a team, you are all doing well. Our team was #17 in Spark Points in our category (Other Hobbies and Interests) with 109,724 points and #25 in Fitness Minutes with 58,165 minutes. <BR> <BR> PLEASE NOTE: If you are on the lists below & didn't receive your Sparkgoodie, please check that (1) you have a Spark page set up & (2) it is not set to private. If both of these things are OK, please contact me so we can figure out what the problem is. <BR> <BR> The team’s top ten leaders in Spark Poin... Sat, 10 May 2014 12:33:49 EST Ancestry preferred info vs. alternate http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57809124 I am trying to start a family tree and am confused when I download info from ancestry.com and it asked. If I want the info as preferred, alternate or discard fact. Can someone explain this please. An example is I list a relative as John James Smith. Some info I find is listed as John Smith, Sr, J J Smith, John Smith.must I choose the preferred name or alternate name for each piece of info I find like death record, census, birth and military. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thu, 8 May 2014 22:27:52 EST New to group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x428x57809035 I just stumbled onto this group and was very excited. I am a grandma of 7 and joined spark people to be accountable to myself in living a healthier life style and losing weight.I am trying to set up a family tree and hope I can find answers to questions I have in setting up my tree. I love learning about family history and tracing my roots. Thu, 8 May 2014 22:20:01 EST Question of the day May 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57772646 What was the last piece of clothing that you purchased? Was it for a special occasion? Mon, 5 May 2014 23:01:43 EST Question of the day May 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57762916 How was your weekend? Did you spend any time outdoors? Mon, 5 May 2014 09:01:17 EST Question of the day May 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57746669 What was the last creative project you worked on? Is this the type of thing you do on a regular basis? Sat, 3 May 2014 22:17:43 EST Question of the day May 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57737206 What always makes you feel happier? Sat, 3 May 2014 00:25:32 EST Question of the day May 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57724356 Do you read your horoscope? Visit a fortune teller? Use tarot cards? Thu, 1 May 2014 23:46:01 EST Question of the day May 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57710067 What type of mayonnaise do you have in your refrigerator? Original, Reduced Fat or Fat Free? Wed, 30 Apr 2014 22:59:27 EST Question of the day April 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57695896 What is a bad habit would you like to eliminate? What is a good habit that you would like to cultivate? Tue, 29 Apr 2014 22:16:38 EST Question of the day April 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57683556 Do you work on getting a tan during the summer? Natural, tanning bed or instant tan? Mon, 28 Apr 2014 22:30:51 EST Question of the day April 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57670237 What was the name of your first boyfriend or girlfriend? How old were you? Sun, 27 Apr 2014 22:53:03 EST Question of the day April 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57658325 What was your Saturday morning routine like when you were a kid? What's it like now? Sat, 26 Apr 2014 22:38:54 EST Question of the day April 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57647434 What is your favorite day of the week? Why? Fri, 25 Apr 2014 22:50:06 EST Question of the day April 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57636099 What sound do you find the most annoying? Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:22:41 EST new to group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x428x57627975 When I was young I always said I would never be fat like most of my family members. when I was fifteen I would eat two big macs with double fries. I was over weight and never had an energy. when we would run at school I was last or next to last out of my class. As a child though I road my bike everywhere or else I would walk everywhere which kept the weight off, but when we moved to the east side of town there was very few places to walk to or ride too. at that point I began to put on weight.... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:15:38 EST Question of the day April 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57622515 If you had a lottery ticket and won a million dollars, what would you do with it? Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:34:46 EST Question of the day April 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57610426 Do you send out greeting cards for birthdays? Anniversaries? How about various holidays? Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:00:34 EST Question of the day April 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57597702 Have you switched to using cloth, or otherwise reusable, grocery bags? Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:27:31 EST Question of the day April 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57584512 Has the weather been strange where you live the past year? If so, how? Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:00:28 EST Question of the day April 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57574842 Did you have baskets & colored eggs for Easter? Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:16:41 EST Question of the day April 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57564664 Do you set small goals daily? Weekly? How often do you review your long term goals? Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:58:43 EST Offer of help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57557648 I'm no expert genealogist, but I have been working on my family tree for over 40 years. I'm retired now with time on my hands and a subscription to Ancestry.Com. I'd be happy to do some research for those who don't have a subscription, or just need a little help. Post a message here or e-mail me at ldmnj@aol.com with "genealogy help" in the subject line; give me as many details as you can and I'll see what I can find. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:31:19 EST Question of the day April 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57552416 Do you have an Easter traditions? If so, what are they? Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:00:41 EST Success ~ At Last http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57551665 We always hear about brick walls so how about a success instead! Last year, after 40 years of research and collaboration with distant never-met cousins, we found someone with a copy of a letter written by my ancestor Thomas Gaw (1777 Greenville Co., SC to abt 1867, Jackson Co., TN) to his brother John Gaw (1786 Greenville Co., to abt 1840 IN). In that letter he gave the names and dates of birth for himself, John, and their three sisters, Mary, Francis, and Margaret. Not another generation ... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:00:38 EST Question of the day April 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57540428 What is your earliest childhood memory? What is your favorite childhood memory? Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:04:57 EST Question of the day April 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57528684 Do you have meatless meals? If so, what is your favorite? Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:47:18 EST Question of the day April 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57515572 Have any of you considered having the genealogy DNA test done? If you had one done, what did it tell you that you didn’t know? If not, would you consider doing it? Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:54:44 EST Question of the day April 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57502849 Tomorrow is tax day. Have you already filed your taxes or will you wait until tomorrow? Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:41:03 EST Question of the day April 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57490642 What is your favorite program on TV? Sat, 12 Apr 2014 22:40:12 EST Question of the day April 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57480181 What three adjectives do you think your friends would use to describe you? Which ones would you use to describe yourself? Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:28:33 EST Question of the day April 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57467807 How much of your mail is “junk mail”? Do you throw it away or recycle it? Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:16:08 EST Question of the day April 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57454655 Finish this sentence: "I’m glad that I’ve never ___." Wed, 9 Apr 2014 22:37:53 EST Genealogy help request http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57449122 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> This is a request for help, but not on my personal search for ancestors. Many of us have ancestors who owned slaves. I know there are wills written by some of my ancestors that mention slaves by name & who they are to go to upon that persons death. <BR> <BR> I have become involved with an African-American genealogy group & have promised to try to find names of slaves, who owned them & where they were at a particular time. They are anxious for this type of informatio... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 13:23:06 EST Question of the day April 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57442220 How many pairs of shoes do you own? How many do you actually wear? Tue, 8 Apr 2014 23:18:47 EST Question of the day April 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57428713 What is the greatest problem in the world today? Why is it a problem? What can we do to change it? Mon, 7 Apr 2014 22:56:56 EST Question of the day April 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57414513 Which side of your family do you resemble more, your mother’s or your father’s? Sun, 6 Apr 2014 22:49:13 EST Question of the day April 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57401245 If you get a pizza just for yourself, without having to worry about what anyone else wants, what kind of pizza and toppings do you order? Sat, 5 Apr 2014 22:01:51 EST Question of the day April 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57389880 What is your favorite thing to do to relax? Is this a regular habit, a sometime thing or a desperate measure? Fri, 4 Apr 2014 23:07:13 EST Question of the day April 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57378531 How do you keep up with current events? Radio? TV? Newspaper? Internet? Fri, 4 Apr 2014 00:07:40 EST Question of the day April 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57365244 If you could have free tickets to any live performance, which one would you choose? Wed, 2 Apr 2014 23:13:42 EST Question of the day April 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57352137 If you could have the job of your dreams, what would it be? How close is that to what you do? Tue, 1 Apr 2014 23:36:50 EST Question of the day April 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57337706 What piece of clothing have you owned the longest that's still one of your favorites to wear? Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:58:18 EST Question of the day March 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57324039 Are you an April Fools Day prankster? If so, what is your favorite prank? Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:20:40 EST Question of the day March 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57311658 What is a typical Saturday for you? What would be an ideal Saturday? Sat, 29 Mar 2014 23:18:32 EST Question of the day March 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57299449 What's the worst book you've ever read? What did you dislike about it? Why did you read it? Did you finish it? Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:47:37 EST Question of the day March 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57288161 Do you have larger, more formal or smaller, more casual meals on weekends? Thu, 27 Mar 2014 23:27:34 EST Question of the day March 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57274962 What is one item that you really should throw away, but probably never will? Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:26:41 EST Question of the day March 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57263301 What article of clothing do you have that makes you feel fabulous when you wear it? Do you wear it often? Tue, 25 Mar 2014 23:53:00 EST Question of the day March 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57249722 Are you comfortable spending time alone with yourself or do you need to have other people around? Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:10:37 EST Downloadable printable genealogy forms site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57248889 <link>research.surnames.com/research_forms<BR>/default.htm </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.genealogyinc.com/forms/ </link> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:00:11 EST Brand New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x428x57248028 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I am brand new to this team. I happened to find it while doing a search for some more groups to be a part of. I have been loving my time on SparkPeople since I came back and am proud to say I have been active on the site for over 90 days in a row now and I credit that with all the support I get from all of you scattered across the site. <BR> <BR> I have been interested in Genealogy and family trees for a long time. I started mine on Ancestry.com and found quite a bit... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:49:57 EST Question of the day March 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57237498 Do you shop at garage/yard sales? Do you have garage/yard sales? Sun, 23 Mar 2014 22:43:56 EST Question of the day March 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57226395 What one modern convenience (either appliance or technological advancement) would you definitely prefer not to have to live without? Sat, 22 Mar 2014 23:24:30 EST Question of the day March 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57215121 Beach, mountains or woods. What is your choice? Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:36:40 EST Improving your search http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57210073 <link>https://www.facebook.com/groups/2575<BR>16191086973/ </link> <BR> <BR> A New group has been formed: Genealogy - Improving your Searches, this group is for the specific purposes of allowing members to share tips and techniques to more effectively use various searches engines to squeeze as much data effectively as you can Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:15:55 EST Question of the day March 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57202773 Do you subscribe to your local newspaper? How about magazines? Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:03:53 EST Hispanic American Indian Brickwalls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57191959 My dad was 1/2 Spanish and 1/2 Mescalero Apache Indian. NOT on Dawes Rolls and I can not get past his grandparents. Most are in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico. Any pointers. Last name is Gallegos. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:53:22 EST Question of the day March 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57191397 Today is the first day of spring. What is your favorite thing about spring? What is your least favorite thing about spring. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:42:25 EST A new Irish resource http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57189180 <link>irish-genealogy-news.blogspot.com/20<BR>14/03/minister-launches-inspiring-irel<BR>and-in.html </link> <BR> <BR> Minister launches Inspiring Ireland in USA <BR> <BR> Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has launched Inspiring Ireland at Stanford University, California. <BR> <BR> Inspiring Ireland is an ambitious online project designed to bring Ireland's renowned national collections to a global audience. <BR> <BR> - See more at: http://irish-genealogy-... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:24:55 EST Irish Research http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57184318 I have finally gotten around to trying to seriously research my father's ancesters. I looked on Facebook last night & found a number of groups relating to Irish genealogy research. I joined the County Mayo group because that's where his mother was from. The Irish Surname Registry covers all of the counties in Ireland. The Genealogy group has lots of people researching Irish ancestors. <BR> <BR> Just thought some of you might want to check out Facebook groups & see what you can find. Hap... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:24:05 EST Question of the day March 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57179167 Do you use the Spark People workout generator or make your own exercise plan? Do you use the exercise tracker? Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:08:40 EST Question of the day March 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57165601 Are you an outdoor gardener? If so, what is your favorite thing to plant? Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:41:28 EST Question of the day March 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57153756 Do you do anything special on St. Patrick’s Day? Corned beef & cabbage, wearing o’ the green, attending a St. Patrick’s Day Parade, etc? Sun, 16 Mar 2014 23:29:10 EST Question of the day March 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57142273 If someone were to pay you 10 cents for every kind word you ever spoke and collect from you 5 cents for every unkind word, would you be rich or poor? Sat, 15 Mar 2014 23:24:03 EST Question of the day March 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57131064 Do you follow your horoscope? If so, do you make decisions based on what the stars say? Fri, 14 Mar 2014 23:05:54 EST Question of the day March 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57119138 How do you spend your free time when the weather is really bad for days on end & you can't spend time outdoors? Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:06:09 EST Which ancestor? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57117629 If you were given 5 minutes with an ancestor, who would it be and what would you talk about? Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:54:22 EST Question of the day March 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57106639 What’s something that can always brighten your day? What’s something that can always ruin your day? Wed, 12 Mar 2014 22:39:38 EST Question of the day March 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57093719 Not that the winter colds season is ending, do you suffer from spring allergies? If so, how do you handle them? Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:08:46 EST Question of the day March 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57080708 What comes to mind first when you hear the word "reality"? Why? Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:05:41 EST Question of the day March 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57068658 What's your idea of the perfect Sunday? How do you usually spend Sunday? Sun, 9 Mar 2014 23:29:40 EST Question of the day March 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57056651 What TV or radio advertisement bothers you the most? What is it about it that bothers you? Sat, 8 Mar 2014 22:13:53 EST Top Ten Team Leaders For February 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57052013 As a team, you are all doing well. Our team was #18 in Spark Points in our category (Other Hobbies and Interests) with 102,553 points and #26 in Fitness Minutes with 54,312 minutes. <BR> <BR> PLEASE NOTE: If you are on the lists below & didn't receive your Sparkgoodie, please check that (1) you have a Spark page set up & (2) it is not set to private. If both of these things are OK, please contact me so we can figure out what the problem is. <BR> <BR> The team’s top ten leaders in Spark Poin... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 13:56:51 EST Question of the day March 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57046440 How would you describe a sunset? Fri, 7 Mar 2014 23:37:05 EST What's new in the genealogy area? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57040553 Would anyone be interested in information I received at the Roots Tech Conference? Fri, 7 Mar 2014 13:09:24 EST Question of the day March 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57034617 What do people like best about you? Why? What do you like best about you? Thu, 6 Mar 2014 23:41:06 EST Question of the day March 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57021381 Growing up, what were your favorite toys to play with as a child? Did you have any hobbies? Wed, 5 Mar 2014 22:09:09 EST Question of the day March 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57008860 What is your favorite season? Why? Tue, 4 Mar 2014 23:11:20 EST Question of the day March 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56995372 What do you see yourself doing this time next year? In five years? Beyond that? Mon, 3 Mar 2014 22:33:45 EST Question of the day March 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56981518 What person has influenced your life the most? How? Sun, 2 Mar 2014 23:01:20 EST Question of the day March 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56967969 If you knew you only had one month to live, how would you spend it? What would you do different? Sat, 1 Mar 2014 22:26:33 EST Question of the day March 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56956353 If you could have any super powers, which one would you like to have and why? Fri, 28 Feb 2014 23:29:03 EST Question of the day February 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56942378 Do you know any leap year babies? If so, do they celebrate on February 28th or March 1st? Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:22:44 EST Question of the day February 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56929111 If you had to give up a favorite food, which would be the most difficult to give up? Wed, 26 Feb 2014 22:17:36 EST Researching Civil War Ancestors http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56924506 I spend a lot of time researching the Civil War and I know its a popular topic so I thought I'd offer some pointers. <BR> <BR> The National Park Service database is one of the best places to start when you're trying to find out whether your ancestors fought in the Civil War. <link>www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sa<BR>ilors-database.htm </link> I made a list of everyone in my tree who was born about the right time and those who I didn't have dates for but who would have been alive arou... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:43:40 EST Question of the day February 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56916346 If you could change one thing about yourself, what would you change? Why? How much difference would it make in your life? Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:31:02 EST Question of the day February 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56903588 Which do you prefer – regular mail, e-mail, text messaging or phone call? Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:12:08 EST Question of the day February 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56889862 What is your first childhood memory? Is there something in particular that causes you to remember it? Sun, 23 Feb 2014 22:10:25 EST Question of the day February 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56878008 Someone's writing a biography of your life to date. What is the best chapter of the book? What is the worst chapter of the book? Sat, 22 Feb 2014 22:26:16 EST Question of the day February 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56866846 Do you have friends from a different ethnic background from you? Are you familiar with their ethnic culture? Do you find it very different from yours? Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:35:02 EST Question of the day February 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56853806 Who is your favorite comic strip character? Why do you like him or her? Thu, 20 Feb 2014 21:45:22 EST Question of the day February 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56840448 Other than the stove or refrigerator, what kitchen appliance do you use the most? How often? Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:33:18 EST Question of the day February 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56828045 What is the title of the best book you have ever read? Why did you enjoy it so much? Have you read it more than once? Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:38:48 EST Question of the day February 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56814740 What award would you love to win and for what achievement? Have you ever competed for an award? If so, how did you do? Mon, 17 Feb 2014 22:14:56 EST Question of the day February 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56801166 What’s your favorite thing about Sunday? Do you do anything special? Sun, 16 Feb 2014 21:25:29 EST Question of the day February 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56790548 Have you been watching the Olympics in Sochi? Do you have a favorite winter sport that you like to watch? If so, what is it? Sat, 15 Feb 2014 23:22:48 EST Question of the day February 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56778850 How familiar are you with correct portion sizes? Do you use the correct amounts in planning your meals? Fri, 14 Feb 2014 22:21:23 EST Question of the day February 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56767249 Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? If so, how? Do you give Valentine cards or gifts to more than one person? If so, who? <BR> <BR> Happy Valentine's Day to all of you! <BR> <em>26</em> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 22:52:45 EST SP Friend Feed Updates http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56758826 Here's a link for a copy of the... <BR> Introducing SparkPeople 'Friend Feed' Enhancements Blog from yesterday. <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=int roducing_sparkpeople_friend_feed_enhan cements </link> <BR> <BR> And the Manage Friends link... <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/friend_lookup.as<BR>p </link> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 09:40:25 EST Question of the day February 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56754285 Do you schedule regular annual physical exams? Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:51:12 EST Question of the day February 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56741315 What is your best homemade beauty treatment? How did you find out about it? How often do you use it? Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:03:34 EST Question of the day February 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56728970 February 10-16 is Random Acts of Kindness Week. Some ideas are cut an elderly neighbors grass; clean off a stranger’s snow covered windshield; write a thank you not to your mail carrier; put some coins in a strangers parking meter; cut grocery coupons & leave them in the appropriate place in the grocery store. Is this something you practice on a regular basis? If so, what kind of things do you do? Mon, 10 Feb 2014 22:46:31 EST Top Ten Team Leaders For January 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56725764 As a team, you are all doing well. Our team was #18 in Spark Points in our category (Other Hobbies and Interests) with 121,981 points and #28 in Fitness Minutes with 51,311 minutes. <BR> <BR> PLEASE NOTE: If you are on the lists below & didn't receive your Sparkgoodie, please check that (1) you have a Spark page set up & (2) it is not set to private. If both of these things are OK, please contact me so we can figure out what the problem is. <BR> <BR> The team’s top ten leaders in Spark Poi... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 18:32:00 EST Question of the day February 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56715279 What’s the first thing you do when you log on to your computer every day? How many social sites do you log onto? Do you use your computer for work, fun or both? Sun, 9 Feb 2014 23:06:03 EST Question of the day February 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56701953 If you could hang out with any movie character for a day, whom would you . choose? Why? Sat, 8 Feb 2014 22:22:10 EST Question of the day February 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56690652 In your bathroom does the toilet paper roll from the top or from the bottom of the roll? Fri, 7 Feb 2014 23:14:30 EST Question of the day February 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56678007 If you hosted a talk show, who would you want to have as your first guest? <BR> Why? What would you like to talk to him/her about? <BR> Thu, 6 Feb 2014 23:00:22 EST Question of the day February 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56664526 What future discovery do you anticipate the most? Why? Wed, 5 Feb 2014 22:02:16 EST Question of the day February 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56651245 Are you a handshake person or a hug person? Tue, 4 Feb 2014 22:45:10 EST Question of the day February 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56637588 Do you have a pet or pets? If so, what kind & what is his or her name? How long has he or she lived with you? Are they spoiled? Mon, 3 Feb 2014 22:58:01 EST Hello..Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x428x56633580 I left Spark because my health problems were so bad I've been in and out of the hospital for quite sometime. The Sarcoid is in remission again, but now I need to get the weight and diabetes under control. <BR> <BR> I've joined Ancestry.com to continue to try to overcome the brick walls in my family tree. I'm so glad to be back! Mon, 3 Feb 2014 17:44:29 EST Question of the day February 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56621641 Do you plan your meals around grocery ads? How often do you grocery shop? Do you do all your shopping at one store or visit several? Sun, 2 Feb 2014 21:30:44 EST Question of the day February 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56609607 Groundhog Day is a holiday celebrated on February 2 in the United States and Canada. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, it will leave the burrow, signifying that winter-like weather will soon end. If it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will continue for six more weeks. [Wikipedia] <BR> <BR> If the groundhog lived in your backyard, would he see his shadow & ... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 23:08:06 EST FTM 2014 - anyone buy it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56605965 I have used FTM for decades . I do not upgrade with each release. <BR> <BR> I am currently at 2010 version and just saw they released an upgrade. Previously the enhancements were not enticing to me to buy. If anyone has purchased the latest I would be interested in their assessment. Sat, 1 Feb 2014 17:49:13 EST Question of the day February 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56596970 What do you like most about yourself today? Fri, 31 Jan 2014 23:29:50 EST Suggestions Anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56588462 Coach Jen posted the message below on the Team Leaders team. Anyone have any suggestions they would like to submit? If so, put them here & I will post them on the Team Leaders team. <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> We're looking at giving Team pages an update, to remove features that might not be used, highlight other things that are important, and give you all the functionality you need to help lead your Teams in the best way possible. <BR> <BR> One idea we have is to make a "wal... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:22:04 EST Question of the day January 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56583797 If you had the money, what job or jobs would you hire a personal assistant to do? Thu, 30 Jan 2014 23:02:49 EST Question of the day January 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56569445 Mount Rushmore honors four U.S. presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt. If you could add any person to Mount Rushmore, who would you add and why? Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:40:36 EST Question of the day January 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56556063 What is your favorite candy? How often do you have it? Is it worth the calories? Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:36:16 EST Question of the day January 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56542983 What is your favorite type of exercise? Do you do it on a regular basis? Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:44:46 EST Question of the day January 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56528642 If you were a tree, what kind would you be? Why? Sun, 26 Jan 2014 22:47:22 EST Question of the day January 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56515273 When you are given the choice at a restaurant, are you more likely to choose the Soup or Salad? What’s your favorite soup? What’s your favorite salad? Sat, 25 Jan 2014 21:35:39 EST Question of the day January 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56504592 Do you have any tricks you use when you can't get to sleep at night? If so, what are they? Sat, 25 Jan 2014 00:07:23 EST Question of the day January 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56491560 Do you huddle with your SP teams? You do know that you can get extra points for huddling, don’t you? Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:23:45 EST Question of the day January 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56477588 Pie or cake? Which do you prefer? What kind is your favorite? Wed, 22 Jan 2014 23:28:32 EST Question of the day January 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56463344 What habit do you have that you wish you could be rid of? Have you tried to break it, or just wish you could? Tue, 21 Jan 2014 23:11:07 EST Question of the day January 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56453296 Do you get up at the same time every day or do you sleep in on weekends? Do you go to bed at the same time (or about the same time) every night? Tue, 21 Jan 2014 10:18:25 EST Question of the day January 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56433974 Have you done any of the Spark People's Challenges? If so which ones? Did you enjoy it? Sun, 19 Jan 2014 22:13:49 EST Question of the day January 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56420827 What is your favorite “company” recipe? How difficult is it to fix? Sat, 18 Jan 2014 22:13:29 EST Question of the day January 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56409650 What is something you think might become obsolete within ten years? Why? Sat, 18 Jan 2014 00:09:03 EST Question of the day January 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56395982 Do you have any phobias? If so, what are they? How do you deal with them? Thu, 16 Jan 2014 23:15:55 EST Question of the day January 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56382544 What three words would you use to describe yourself? Wed, 15 Jan 2014 23:33:50 EST Question of the day January 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56367995 Do you make anything that you wear? If so, what is it? Tue, 14 Jan 2014 23:17:29 EST Question of the day January 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56353210 How many brothers do you have? How many sisters? Do you spend a lot of time with them? Mon, 13 Jan 2014 23:06:26 EST Question of the day January 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56338538 What is your favorite soup? Do you make it at home? If so, how often? Sun, 12 Jan 2014 23:07:38 EST Question of the day January 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56324245 Do you think a person should be required to wear a seat belt? Why or why not? Do you wear a seat belt when traveling in a car? Sat, 11 Jan 2014 22:38:16 EST Question of the day January 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56311631 Do you enjoy trying new things or do you prefer to play it safe & stick to what you know? Fri, 10 Jan 2014 23:20:39 EST Question of the day January 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56297816 What makes you nervous? How do you react when you get nervous? Thu, 9 Jan 2014 23:27:10 EST Why support Spark teams? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56293525 <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=1959 </link> Thu, 9 Jan 2014 18:22:59 EST Question of the day January 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56282211 Do you actually measure the amounts of food you eat or do you eyeball it? Do you track your food on the SP Nutrition Tracker? Wed, 8 Jan 2014 22:46:50 EST Top ten team leaders for December 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56278598 As a team, you are all doing well. Our team was #20 in Spark Points in our category (Other Hobbies and Interests) with 89,372 points and #23 in Fitness Minutes with 47,762 minutes. <BR> <BR> PLEASE NOTE: If you are on the lists below & didn't receive your Sparkgoodie, please check that (1) you have a Spark page set up & (2) it is not set to private. If both of these things are OK, please contact me so we can figure out what the problem is. <BR> <BR> The team’s top ten leaders in Spark Point... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 18:23:37 EST SP's Condition Center May Be Helpful http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56275253 Members with specific medical issues may go to SP's Condition Center where they can find helpful information in a localized spot. <BR> <BR> Here is the landing page for the Spark D program which includes a place to edit settings so the member can set up a diabetes program. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health_<BR>conditions.asp?condition=9 </link> Wed, 8 Jan 2014 13:33:08 EST Question of the day January 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56267576 What was the best cleaning tip you ever got? Where did you get it? Tue, 7 Jan 2014 23:10:41 EST Question of the day January 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56252842 Other than English, do you speak any language(s) fluently? Do you speak American English or British English? Mon, 6 Jan 2014 23:49:54 EST Question of the day January 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56235144 If you live in an area hit by the winter storm this weekend, did you go out in it? If so, was it by choice or necessity? Sun, 5 Jan 2014 22:04:38 EST Question of the day January 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56219946 Which color do you think best represents you? Why? Sat, 4 Jan 2014 22:56:56 EST Question of the day January 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56205612 If you could choose a single household chore that you would never have to do again, which one would you eliminate? Fri, 3 Jan 2014 23:02:10 EST Question of the day January 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56190816 What's your least favorite word? Any particular reason? Thu, 2 Jan 2014 23:52:53 EST Question of the day January 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56174447 Two-thousand Fourteen? Twenty-Fourteen? What do you say when you have to say 2014 aloud? Wed, 1 Jan 2014 23:37:17 EST Question of the day January 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56158425 Was it quiet or noisy at midnight last night where you live? Tue, 31 Dec 2013 23:39:56 EST Question of the day December 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56145607 Do you make New Years resolutions? If so, have you decided what they will be for 2014? Are your resolutions the same each year or do they change? Mon, 30 Dec 2013 23:46:33 EST Question of the day December 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56131892 Do you & your family have any special New Years traditions? Sun, 29 Dec 2013 22:10:05 EST Question of the day December 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56131868 Do you have any special plans for New Years Eve? Will you still be up at midnight? Sun, 29 Dec 2013 22:08:36 EST Question of the day December 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56109002 Did Santa bring you what you wanted for Christmas? Fri, 27 Dec 2013 22:16:56 EST Question of the day December 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56089549 Did you have a nice Christmas? How did you spend the day? Wed, 25 Dec 2013 22:45:56 EST Question of the day December 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56064762 Do you open Christmas gifts on Christmas or on Christmas Eve? Sun, 22 Dec 2013 22:28:36 EST Question of the day December 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56055406 How are you spending this weekend? Sat, 21 Dec 2013 22:24:05 EST Question of the day December 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56047326 Do you get enough fluids? What are your top three beverage choices? Sat, 21 Dec 2013 00:09:23 EST Question of the day December 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56037901 What one thing would you like to find under the tree with your name on it on Christmas morning? Thu, 19 Dec 2013 23:53:05 EST Question of the day December 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56026705 Who's on your family tree that you wish you could invite over for dinner? Wed, 18 Dec 2013 22:43:33 EST Question of the day December 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56019163 Have you finished buying or making all your Christmas gifts? Are they wrapped? Wed, 18 Dec 2013 09:00:58 EST Question of the day December 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x56005183 What is the last thing you did just for you? Do you regularly schedule “me time”? Mon, 16 Dec 2013 22:07:25 EST Question of the day December 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55993505 Do you put up a Christmas tree? If so, is it a live tree or an artificial tree? If it’s a live tree, do you buy it cut or cut it down yourself? Sun, 15 Dec 2013 22:20:57 EST Question of the day December 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55963845 Have you started your Christmas shopping? Have you finished your Christmas shopping? Do you make any of your gifts? Fri, 13 Dec 2013 00:04:49 EST Question of the day December 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55927145 What is your favorite season? Why? What is your least favorite season? Why? Mon, 9 Dec 2013 22:30:22 EST Question of the day December 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55915154 If you could spend time in another century, which one would it be? Why? Sun, 8 Dec 2013 23:15:27 EST The top ten team leaders for November 2013 are.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55898483 As a team, you are all doing well. Our team was #20 in Spark Points in our category (Other Hobbies and Interests) with 89,881 points and #25 in Fitness Minutes with 49,009 minutes. <BR> <BR> PLEASE NOTE: If you are on the lists below & didn't receive your Sparkgoodie, please check that (1) you have a Spark page set up & (2) it is not set to private. If both of these things are OK, please contact me so we can figure out what the problem is. <BR> <BR> The team’s top ten leaders in Spark Poin... Sat, 7 Dec 2013 13:19:11 EST Question of the day December 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55881392 Do you drive or w2alk around to look at the Christmas lights in the neighborhood? Do you go to any of the public displays of lights? Thu, 5 Dec 2013 22:05:21 EST Question of the day December 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55870171 Do you like to play in the snow? Wed, 4 Dec 2013 23:15:42 EST Question of the day December 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55857648 Do you expect to stick to your current eating plan during the holiday season? Will you continue to exercise as much as usual? Tue, 3 Dec 2013 22:42:09 EST Question of the day December 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55848785 Several of my neighbors have their Christmas lights & other outside decorations up already. When do you start decorating? Tue, 3 Dec 2013 08:47:52 EST Question of the day December 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55831986 Have you done any exercise in the last four days? You know, since Thanksgiving? Sun, 1 Dec 2013 22:41:55 EST Question of the day December 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55819843 It’s hard to believe that we’re quickly entering the holiday season, but we are. What event during the coming season do you really enjoy & look forward to? Sat, 30 Nov 2013 23:05:56 EST Question of the day November 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55809896 What is the last thing you did just for you? Do you regularly schedule “me time”? Sat, 30 Nov 2013 00:18:29 EST Question of the day November 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55805532 Did you have a good Thanksgiving? Did you eat too much? Did you exercise enough? Fri, 29 Nov 2013 14:54:37 EST Question of the day November 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55790937 Happy Thanksgiving! What are you thankful for today? <BR> <em>429</em> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 22:34:37 EST Question of the day November 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55780508 How addicted are you to technology? You now, cell phone, iPad, computer, etc. How much time do you spend “social networking”? Tue, 26 Nov 2013 23:15:10 EST Question of the day November 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55769412 How early do you start your Christmas shopping. How early do you start your Christmas decorating? Mon, 25 Nov 2013 23:53:12 EST Question of the day November 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55756115 There’ been so much on the news the past year or so about disastrous weather events all over the world. Have you ever been in a tornado, hurricane, wildfire, etc.? Sun, 24 Nov 2013 21:46:53 EST Question of the day November 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55745971 It’s hard to believe that is’t just a month until Christmas; however, the stores have had Christmas decorations out since they took down the Halloween decorations. When should they put out the Christmas decorations? Sat, 23 Nov 2013 23:24:35 EST Question of the day November 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55735485 What is your biggest worry? Why? Fri, 22 Nov 2013 23:06:13 EST Nutrition Tracker changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55724402 Just passing along the following from Spark People. <BR> <BR> <BR> This morning we launched a slightly redesigned version of the nutrition tracker. The changes entail: <BR> <BR> 1) An overall visual redesign. We simplified the colors, and a few other things. The goal was to better match the redesigns recently launched on pages like our homepage and Start page. <BR> <BR> 2) As part of the redesign, we moved a few things around the page: <BR> - The biggest is that the water tracker, Tracker... Fri, 22 Nov 2013 00:19:20 EST Question of the day November 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55724307 Does the neighborhood you live in decorate a lot for the holidays? Do you? Fri, 22 Nov 2013 00:05:45 EST Question of the day November 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55711789 How do you record your tree? Do you display it? Wed, 20 Nov 2013 23:06:59 EST Question of the day November 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55699706 If your house is anything like mine, you have lots of leaves on the ground. Do you bag, burn, compost, mulch or ignore them? Tue, 19 Nov 2013 23:00:06 EST Question of the day November 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55686919 OK, I’ve been hearing all the controversy, now I want to ask you. Do you shop on”Black Friday”? Will you shop on Thanksgiving Day? Mon, 18 Nov 2013 22:36:58 EST Question of the day November 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55603454 Do you still get outside for exercise in the winter? If you do, what do you do for exercise outside when its winter? What about during the extremely hot weather? Mon, 11 Nov 2013 23:31:05 EST Question of the day November 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55594698 Have you met any of your Sparkfriends in person? If yes, how? Mon, 11 Nov 2013 10:08:43 EST Question of the day November 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55557067 Are there any books that have been helpful to you in your research? Thu, 7 Nov 2013 21:54:22 EST Question of the day November 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55545570 Monday is Veterans Day in the US. Who are your veterans? Do you do anything special to celebrate Veterans Day? If you live somewhere other than the US, do you have a holiday set aside to celebrate your veterans? When is it? Wed, 6 Nov 2013 23:39:38 EST Question of the day November 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55532950 What is your favorite remedy for a cold? Tue, 5 Nov 2013 23:28:33 EST Question of the day November 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55520195 What type of heat do you have in the cold months? Have you turned it on yet this season? Mon, 4 Nov 2013 23:33:14 EST November 2013 Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4837x428x55513105 It's easy. <BR> (1) Set your own goal for how minutes you want to exercise in November. There are 30 days this month. Remember to make your goal attainable. Also remember that this is day 4 of the month. <BR> (2) Post your exercise goal on this thread. <BR> (3) Each day, return to your post & edit it to show your new total. <BR> <BR> I am setting my goal at only 10 minutes a day. I didn't do anything in October because my mouth was in such pain. It's time to get back on track! <BR> My N... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 12:49:14 EST Question of the day November 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55505490 It’s hard to believe that we’re quickly entering the holiday season, but we are. What event during the coming season do you really enjoy & look forward to? Sun, 3 Nov 2013 21:52:35 EST Question of the day November 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55494118 I’m not at all sure that those of you who live outside the U.S. will be able to answer this question, but you can tell us if it applies to where you live or not. <BR> <BR> Did you remember to “fall back” & set your clock back an hour last night? If so, what did you do with the extra hour, stay up later or get an extra hour of sleep? <BR> Sat, 2 Nov 2013 23:54:40 EST The top ten team leaders for October 2013 are..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55488841 As a team, you are all doing well. Our team was #22 in Spark Points in our category (Other Hobbies and Interests) with 70,986 points and #26 in Fitness Minutes with 48,301 minutes. <BR> <BR> PLEASE NOTE: If you are on the lists below & didn't receive your Sparkgoodie, please check that (1) you have a Spark page set up & (2) it is not set to private. <BR> <BR> The team’s top ten leaders in Spark Points were: <BR> <BR> 1 – KMVBBAM – 5,047 <BR> 2 – PEGGYO – 4,769 <BR> 3 – STRONGERLEANER – 4,2... Sat, 2 Nov 2013 14:58:53 EST Question of the day November 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55482692 Have you ever gotten so involved in doing something that you totally lost track of time, only to suddenly realize that hours had passed? Sat, 2 Nov 2013 00:04:14 EST Question of the day November 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55469648 How many ghosts, goblins, witches, etc. did you treat last night? Was it more, less, or the same as usual? Thu, 31 Oct 2013 23:31:27 EST Question of the day October 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55456525 Do you dress up for Halloween? Wed, 30 Oct 2013 22:25:07 EST Question of the day October 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55451204 Have you bought goodies to pass out tomorrow night? Have you eaten any of the goodies? Wed, 30 Oct 2013 13:31:40 EST Question of the day October 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55396627 Now that it’s getting cooler out, will you spend more time outside, less time or about the same amount of time? Fri, 25 Oct 2013 23:10:13 EST Question of the day October 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55384936 Are you following the World Series? If so, which team are you cheering for? Thu, 24 Oct 2013 23:12:10 EST Question of the day October 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55359444 I know some of you live where it’s always warm, but this question is for those who are where it gets cold in the winter. How do you dress to stay warm? Heavier clothes? Light layers? Tue, 22 Oct 2013 22:29:58 EST Question of the day october 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55347448 Who is your newest close friend? How long have you been friends? How did you meet? Mon, 21 Oct 2013 23:25:12 EST A message from Spark Guy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55343184 I wanted to make sure you see this blog I just posted about the new launch today. There's a bunch going on, so I wanted to make sure you see some of the bigger picture goals with the launch. I'll be back with more soon. Thanks a bunch for your support! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_ individual.asp?blog_id=5519295 </link> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:43:59 EST Question of the day October 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55334903 What is one item that you really should throw away, but probably never will? Sun, 20 Oct 2013 22:21:55 EST Question of the day October 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55324152 If you were making a tape recording to represent the sound of beauty, what sound would you use? Why? Sat, 19 Oct 2013 22:05:12 EST Changes coming to Spark People on Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55309118 When you log onto Spark People next Monday, you will see a totally different start page. Click on the link below to get a preview. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=int roducing_a_brand_new_sparkpeople_exper ience </link> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 12:57:21 EST Question of the day October 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55302685 What frustrates you the most about your research? Thu, 17 Oct 2013 22:30:45 EST Reasons for getting into genealogy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55299249 Saw this on FB and thought it really shows a reason for getting into genealogy and also why adoptions maybe shouldn't be as closed as they usually have been. Can you imagine this after you have married? <BR> <BR> <link>www.factswt.com/did-you-know-that-a-<BR>british-couple-married-and-discovered-<BR>they-are/ </link> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:41:57 EST Question of the day October 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55279723 Do you have a pre-bedtime ritual to help you go to sleep? If so, what is it? Tue, 15 Oct 2013 23:39:24 EST Question of the day October 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55266421 If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be? Why? Mon, 14 Oct 2013 22:29:26 EST Question of the day October 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55253643 What got you interested in genealogy in the first place? Sun, 13 Oct 2013 21:51:24 EST Question of the day October 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55243936 When you were little, who was your favorite super hero? Why? Do you have a favorite now? Sun, 13 Oct 2013 00:08:23 EST Question of the day October 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55233397 Are any ancestors adopted, officially or unofficially, and how are you obtaining information for them? Sat, 12 Oct 2013 01:00:04 EST Question of the day October 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55220241 Have you met any newly discovered relatives? Thu, 10 Oct 2013 21:47:49 EST Question of the day October 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55208977 Which websites have been helpful to you? How? Wed, 9 Oct 2013 23:19:10 EST Top ten team leaders for September 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55194331 As a team, you are all doing well. Our team was #19 in Spark Points in our category (Other Hobbies and Interests Teams) with 66,821 points and #24 in Fitness Minutes with 50,176 minutes. <BR> <BR> PLEASE NOTE: If you are on the lists below & didn't receive your Sparkgoodie, please check that (1) you have a Spark page set up & (2) it is not set to private. <BR> <BR> The team’s top ten leaders in Spark Points were: <BR> <BR> 1 – PEGGYO - 4,203 <BR> 2 – STRONGERLEANER – 3,270 <BR> 3 – TKOVACH... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 21:34:13 EST Question of the day October 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55155958 Do you eat any different on Sundays than you do the rest of the week? You know, like large family meals? Special brunch? Sat, 5 Oct 2013 22:26:14 EST Genealogy Roadshow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55149482 CELTIA51 shared the following information which you may find interesting - "One suggestion for anyone who hasn't yet heard about it. PBS is broadcasting a new series of Genealogy Roadshow, I think it's to be 5 or 6 episodes and is on Monday night at 9 EST and can also be downloaded from their web-site. I watched the first 2 from Nashville and Detroit and enjoyed them, very interesting, the next one is from San Francisco. " Sat, 5 Oct 2013 10:44:32 EST Question of the day October 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55145665 What is your brick wall? Are other family members researching your family? Fri, 4 Oct 2013 23:26:00 EST Question of the day October 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55133643 How long can you be confined to the house before you get “cabin fever”? What do you do to overcome it? Thu, 3 Oct 2013 23:05:06 EST New Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55130025 SP techs have put up about 30 new emoticons, based on some of the most popular suggestions given by SP members. Thu, 3 Oct 2013 17:17:11 EST Question of the day October 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55120551 What are your go to healthy, fast meals, snacks? Wed, 2 Oct 2013 23:06:29 EST Question of the day October 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55092326 What's the nicest thing anybody ever said about you? Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:16:00 EST Question of the day September 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55079442 Have you had any surprises in your tree? Have you discovered you are related to someone you already knew? Sun, 29 Sep 2013 21:54:34 EST Question of the day September 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55058451 If you were going to invite a couple of friends over for an evening of "parlor" games, what would be your favorite game to play? Fri, 27 Sep 2013 22:32:06 EST Question of the day September 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55046892 Do you work out with DVDs? Do you have favorites? Thu, 26 Sep 2013 22:09:33 EST Question of the day September 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55035944 What was your favorite job? Wed, 25 Sep 2013 23:09:22 EST Question of the day September 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55023237 Do you have a dream vacation you would like to take? Where? Tue, 24 Sep 2013 22:44:51 EST Question of the day September 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x55011871 What are your favorite restaurants? What do you eat when you go there? Mon, 23 Sep 2013 23:28:54 EST Question of the day September 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x54999102 If you could attend any event in history, what would it be? Sun, 22 Sep 2013 22:59:31 EST Question of the day September 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x54988450 It’s the first day of autumn. What’s your favorite thing about this season? What is your least favorite thing about it? Sat, 21 Sep 2013 23:42:15 EST Vote for Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x54987849 The following is copied from a post by the elader of another team. <BR> <BR> <BR> Right now Intuit is running a contest for small businesses. The prize is a commercial during the Super Bowl. I don't know about you, but every time I see a commercial for Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig I wish that SP had the resources to do the same. This is their chance to get the word out on a huge scale. All they need is the support of people like us. <BR> <BR> Go to this website and vote for SparkPeople:... Sat, 21 Sep 2013 22:41:07 EST Question of the day September 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x54977832 What question would you like to see posted as a question of the day? All suggestions are welcome & will be used. Fri, 20 Sep 2013 22:56:15 EST Question of the day September 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x54965020 What was the last thing you did that made you feel really good about yourself? Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:31:03 EST Question of the day September 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x54952666 Are you good at keeping in touch with old friends. How about extended family members such as aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.? Wed, 18 Sep 2013 22:17:52 EST