Friday, June 17, 2011

Follow Friday Gems : 06-17-11

Sunday is Father's Day! Here are a few sites I discovered with great ideas for the dad in your life.

Father's Day 2011 : Kaboose

Father's Day on the Net

Blog posts I found entertaining and educational this week:

Linda from Document Details posted a lovely pictorial Father's Day tribute called "Remembering".

Researching in North Carolina? Check out "Looking for Wills at the NC State Archives - Update" over at Genealogy by Ginger's Blog. Ginger provides step-by-step instructions along with very helpful screen shots on navigating the website.

Calling all knitters! Last week Stephanie Ann from World Turn'd Upside Down started a "Civil War Era Purse Knit-Along" project. Come join the fun in creating this fun time period craft.

Nancy of My Ancestors and Me has a post called "Helps for Translating That Old German Handwriting" Here you will find great advice and websites for cracking the German language.

If you are a chef and enjoy reading mysteries head over to Mystery Fanfare. Janet Randolph shares a list of "culinary crime" novels in "Killer Cookbooks: Collecting Mystery Cookbooks".

Very interesting headstone photographs were discovered on "Tombstone Tuesday - By the book..." courtesy 'Over they dead body'

Favorite tip of the week from Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings is "Tuesday's Tip - the Genealogy in Time Search Engine".

Marian of Marian's Roots & Rambles has an interesting post called "Just For Fun - Which Traits Are You Passing Down?". She suggests writing a letter to ancestors about your traits. What a wonderful project for the entire family.

Want to bake something special for dad? How about the "Brown Sugar Pecan Loaf Cake" recipe shared by Our Krazy Kitchen.

Tonights episode of GenaBloggers Radio will be "A Juneteenth Celebration - Emancipation Records & Genealogy". Head over to GeneaBloggers for show notes and links for the presentation.

New blogging gems I started following:

Faces of My Family

Nuts From the Family Tree

Penny's Genes

Happy Follow Friday!


  1. Thanks for the mention, Deb. I appreciate it.

  2. Thanks so much for the mention of 'Over thy dead body'.

    Cheers to you,

  3. Hi Deb, thanks so much for the mention! I'm glad you enjoyed the post.
    I was wondering where the photo of the church was taken that you have in your header?

  4. You are most welcome Ginger! As for the church, that is St. Aloyisus Church in Littlestown PA. This is the church where many of my husband's ancestors attended and are buried in the church cemetery.