Friday, August 26, 2011

Follow Friday Gems - 08-26-11

Calm before the storm
photograph taken Baltimore's Inner Harbor

It certainly has been an eventful week here on the east coast! Started with a rare 5.8 earthquake, and ending with a category 3 hurricane.

The anxiety level is starting to ramp upwards with talk of power outages, evacuations, and wind damage. Hubby has checked for batteries and stored water for emergency useage.

What will I be doing to prepare? Writing blog posts for the coming week in the event we lose electricity! We all have our priorities.

Here are this weeks wonderful discoveries.

Yvette Porter Moore of Digging Roots shares wonderful photographs of her uncle in Sports Center Saturday: Vashon H.S. Wolverines Football 1946 & 1947.

Thanks to Randy Seaver of Gena-Musings for his Tuesday Tip - Check out the BYU Family History Archives. After visiting the site I discovered a supplement to the Starr Family history! We have the original edition and the updates have been a great discovery.

Leah over at Leah's Family Tree shares her One Day of German Research. In this post she gives step-by-step instructions about how she located information on her Berger ancestors.

Anyone from a large family will relate to The Williamson and Mattson Children. Rapid City and Spearfish by Victor of An American Dynasty. Love the haircuts! Remember having a few with very short bangs and the occasional bowl cut!

Calling all genealogy scrapbook fans! Mary of me and my ancestors posts Two More New Fun Pages. Using family photographs and historical events she has created lovely family mementos.

Kathleen Brandt of a3Genealogy offers advice on Using Birth Certificates for Research.

Civl War buffs should check out Mysteries and Conundrums. They have recommended A new blog we think well be worth your time.

Joy Neighbors of A Grave Interest relates interesting history with Divining the Dead. Have you used this method to find a grave?

Over at Hanging On My Word you will find the interesting story Open All Night. Learn how several old photographs lead to a family story.

Discover 5 Blog Posting Mistakes You Could Be Making from Stefanie of The Lady Bloggers Society.

Lidian of Kitchen Retr-O has a little poem called Just One Spam Thing After Another. If you are of a certain generation you will truly appreciated this humorous culinary offering.

Lorine McGinnis Schulze of Olive Tree Genealogy Blog shares Capturing Memories Told By My 88 Year Old Aunt.

Over at The Turning of Generations we have The Rest of My Find A Grave Story from Michelle Goodrum. Here is a salute to a dedicated Find A Grave volunteer and how their efforts helped Michelle find a headstone.

What happened to Baby Louise? Alanna of Confessions of a Gene-a-holic shares the quest to identify this darling girl.

Teresa Wilson Rogers of Forgotten Faces and Long Ago Places gives us Sentimental Sunday - Women with Hats!

Dan Lynch of Google+ for Genealogists shares tips on how to start Sharing Surnames in your G+ Profile.

These geneabloggers are celebrating their blogiversary! Stop by and offer your congratulations.

Betty's Boneyard Genealogy Blog

Climbing My Family Tree

Family History Fun

Heritage Happens

Polly Blog

They Came To Montana

New blogs following:

Bluegrass and Buckeye Roots

A Place We Call Home

Stories of a Canadian Family

Join in tonight for GeneaBloggers Radio. This episode will be Genealogy Back to School Special.

Also, reminder that Scanfest will be happening Sunday!

Stay safe, and happy follow Friday!


  1. Deb, Th
    Thanks so much for the a3Genealogy mention. I love your links. There's a few I missed this week!

  2. Great links. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thanks for the mention and all the other great links, Deb! =)

  4. Thank you so much Deb for the mention! I am just catching up on some of my reading..I enjoy reading your blog.