Friday, August 12, 2011

Follow Friday Gems - 08-12-11

Summer in Maryland

Summer is quickly winding down! Not many days left to sit on the beach or laze by the dock. Almost time for the kiddies to head back to school. Soon the hunt will be on for the perfect backpack and lunch box.

Take a moment to relax with these great genealogy reads.

Genealady of Just Folks asks What's your genealogy "endzone celebration"? Do you have a special dance?

Enjoy an entertaining post from Two Nerdy History Girls with A Place for Everything: A Victorian Lady's Traveling Case, c. 1870.

Take a tour of the National Quilt Collection at the National Museum of American History.

Lisa Swanson Ellam of The Faces Of My Family blogs about headstone restoration on Tombstone Tuesday - Cemetery Preservation Workshop.

The footnoteMaven shares a touching family story with Sour Cream, Raisins, and Rhubarb.

Great reminder from Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings on Tuesday's Tip - Check the Chronicling America Website for Historical Newspapers.

Kathleen Brandt of a3Genealogy tells the tale of Civil War Burials: Died Once, Buried Three Times.

If you enjoy old photographs check out Forgotten Old Photos. Browse this amazing collection of pictures discovered in antique shops and from garage sales.

Stephanie Ann of World Turn'd Upside Down wonders How many calories did they eat in a day in the 1860s?

Over at 'On a flesh and bone foundation': An Irish History we find a tale of genealogy whimsy In the company of women: taking tea with ancestors of the female variety.

Are you a philatelic? You should be following The Stamp Collection Round-up by Don Schilling. Here you will find news, resources, and links to the stamp collecting world.

Kathleen of Misadventures of a Genealogist talks about identifying ancestors in photographs with I can pick my relative out of a lineup.

High-Defintion Genealogy presents Geni Podcast - Getting To Know Thomas MacEntee.

Favorite photograph this week is The Rope Pull - Wordless Wednesday by Cynthia Shenette of Heritage Zen. Would love to spend an afternoon with this group of women!

From Heather Rojo of Nutfield Genealogy we have The Census Taker Poem. offers research tips with the post Why Can't I Find a Record in a Large Database like FamilySearch?

This week I started following Genealogy On Location. On the site Robin Foster offers informative tutorials such as Locating Hard-to-Find Ancestors on the US Census.

Are there soldiers buried in the backyards of Fredericksburg? Read Mysteries and Conundrums for the answer to this intriguing question.

Lisa of Are You My Cousin? tells us that Scrapbooking is Not a "New" Hobby.

Congratulations to the following Geneabloggers celebrating their blogiversary:

The Educated Genealogist

The Genealogy Search


Greta's Genealogy Blog

The Mashburn Collection

My Tangled Vine

Tracing The Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog

Blogs started following this week:

Climbing the Branches of My Family Tree

From My Tree Branch To Yours

A Little Bit French

Scottish GENES (GEnealogy News and EventS)

Tangled Trees

Don't forget tonight is GeneaBloggers Radio! Join host Thomas MacEntee as we learn about newspapers and genealogy. Guests for the show will be Tom Kemp of GenealogyBank and ObitsArchive and Miriam Robbins of the Online Historical Newspapers Website.

Happy Follow Friday!


  1. Thank you, Thank you for the mention Deb Ruth! You've brightened my day.

    Cheers to you,

  2. Thanks so much for the mention! Great way to start my morning!

  3. Deb - Thanks so much for the mention! I appreciate it! I'd love to spend some time with those women as well. Don't you just wish you were there while it was going on? I wonder who won...

  4. Thank you for mentioning "My Tangled Vine's" blogiversary Deb!