Today is the last day of my genealogy staycation. The week was filled with uninterpreted research, organizing files, and a lovely cemetery stroll. What more could a family history buff require?
Cooler spring weather here on the east coast would have been much appreciated. Each day this week the temperatures have been "seasonably" high. So there I was trekking the graveyard in 100 plus heat searching for great-grandfather Adam. What a great day!
This week was also spent reading magazines, journals, and favorite blogs. Here are a few posts from the blogging world:
Sharn White from GeneaThemeBlogs4u has an entertaining post called Surname Saturday-Same Surname Coincidences. Sharn advices about having the correct ancestors hanging in your family tree.
Lorine over at Olive Tree Genealogy Blog shares genealogy activities for the youngster in your life with Making a Genealogy Video with Children. With school closing for the summer it's the perfect time to get children involved with their family history.
Paula Stuart-Warren from Paula's Genealogical Eclectica shares news of a major upgrade in Cyndi's List Launches a New Web Site.
The Southern California Genealogical Society posted Jamboree 2011: Five free streaming sessions. The Society has made available free online sessions for "genealogists and family historians around the globe".
Liz from My Tapley Tree...and its Branches posted my favorite photograph of the week. I am still trying to decide if little Luther Boardman Ranney is tired or just very cross in this picture!
NationalThe National Archives began a contest called "I Found It in the ^ Archives". All you need to do is write an essay or create a video sharing your most memorable researching with their archivists. Contest runs from June 9, 2011 through August 9, 2011.
Chris from Civil War Voices does a very thought provoking piece called What Happened to Civil War Soldiers After the War? Here we gain a different perspective of how events from the war impacted our ancestors.
Need ideas to create a special Father's Day card or craft? Browse Retro Clip Art - Father's Day - Funny Dads by The Graphics Fairy.
This weeks viewer choice from my blog was Having a Party! It documents a joking comment becoming a full fledged event. Our local genealogy discussion group is now in full planning mode. Genealogist unite to celebrate our holiday!
Finally here are several newly discovered blogging gems:
Are You My Cousin? : Discovering My Ancestors -- One Cousin at a Time
How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey
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