Friday, September 9, 2011

Follow Friday Gems - 09-09-11

Daughter sitting on downed tree courtesy Hurricane Irene

Last weeks Follow Friday Gems was blown off course due to Mother Nature. Hurricane Irene had other plans for my genealogy research that didn't include electricity.

Even though there were interesting discoveries made reorganizing my files, I am happy to return to reading my favorite genealogy blogs!

Kathleen Brandt of a3Genealogy asks Should Genealogists Care About Voter Registers? Lots of helpful information about these often overlooked records.

Brenda Leyndyke of Journey To The Past has a lovely post about Honoring Teachers on Labor Day. We will always remember those special teachers. Let's hear it for teachers!

Reading When Too Much is Not Enough: A French Lady's Accessories, c. 1770 by the Two Nerdy History Girls you will be thankful to be a 21st century gal!

Learn about the Penguincubator: 1937 Vending Machine for Books. Janet Randolph of Mystery Fanfare shares the history of this unique book repository.

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord, Bless This New Blog! comes from Jasia of Creative Gene. Read about the birth of a blog with the focus being Catholic genealogy.

The National Archives is asking How Can We Improve the Researcher Application Form? Here is your chance to express your opinion.

Greta Koehl of Greta's Genealogy Blog offered her list of Things I Don't Care About in Genealogy. Chuckled the entire time reading this one! Thanks, Greta!

Becky of Kinexxions treats us to incredible photographs and history with Close Encounters :: Devils Tower.

Marian Burk Wood of Climbing My Family Tree shares a book review with Tuesday's Tip: Boston Post Road History (Read a Book Day). Thanks, Marian! Will be placing this book on hold from the public library.

Favorite photograph of the week comes from Will Haskell of Will's Genealogy Blog. Check out this laugh out loud picture Almost Wordless Wednesday - Pets.

The Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal has an interesting post called Cemetery and Funeral Home Reviews by Sheri Fenley. A website to share experiences with funeral homes and cemetery staff when requesting information.

Great ideas from these two posts about connecting with your ancestors. Karen Packard Rhodes of Karen About Genealogy writes about Using Music in your Genealogy Research. Cheri Daniels of Journeys Past shares her Personal Library as Family History.

DearMYRTLE of DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Blog informed us the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive is now available online.

A must website for the family researcher is Cyndi's List. Sign up for the email alerts and keep updated on a variety of genealogy resources. Make sure to check out the "What's New" page.

Cassmob of Family history across the seas shares her families work history with Labour Day: The occupations of my ancestors. Being a visual learner I really enjoyed her Occupational Heritage Pie.

Have ancestors from Scotland? Then head over to The Professional Descendant and learn about The Scottish Genealogy Society's Black Book.

Enjoy a bit of nostalgia with Did My Grands and Great-Grands Can Tomatoes? by Nancy of My Ancestors and Me and other relatives, too.

Interesting recipe for Cantaloupe Cake over at Our Krazy Kitchen.

Marian Pierre-Louis of Marian's Roots & Rambles offers very creative ideas with Societies and Book Publishers: A New Partnership?

Happy blogiversary to the following geneabloggers! Stop by and offer your congratulations.

Acadian Ancestral Home

Digital Cemetery Walk


Leaves & Branches

Geneabloggers I started following this week:

Always Anxiously Engaged

Attics and Old Lace

The Demanding Genealogist

Denise's Genealogy Journey

Diggin' For Family

Karen's Chatt

Tonight on Geneabloggers Radio will be "Live Broadcast from the FGS 2011 Conference". Join host Thomas MacEntee as he interviews bloggers, speakers, vendors, and attendees about their conference experiences.

Happy Follow Friday!


  1. Deb, thanks for the a3genealogy mention and thanks for updating us on this weeks blogs.

  2. Deb, Thanks for the Journey to the Past mention. I enjoy reading your recaps and am honored to be included in this one.

  3. Thank you very much for the mention, Deb! I would have responded earlier; however, although we got through Hurricane Irene OK, the endless storm last week left us dealing with a flooded basement.

  4. A belated thanks for the mention! I'm going to have to make a road trip to check out those Baltimore cemeteries!! Keep up the great posts!!

  5. A belated thanks for the mention Deb...something wrong with my google alerts :-( I empathise with the Hurricane Irene pic - we suffer from cyclones here.