Friday, September 16, 2011

Follow Friday Gems - 09-16-11

Autumn is in the air! Finally cooler temperatures are just around the corner. Looking forward to the lovely colors, sleeping with the window open at night, and breathing in those amazing aromas.

Here are this weeks posts to instruct and entertain.

The Indiana Genealogical Society Blog posted the African-American Newspaper for Indianapolis Digitized.

Did Your Ancestor Provide Services to a President? Kathleen Brandt of a3Genealogy offers excellent advice on answering this question.

Writer's block? Read 7 Ways To Find Great Blogging Topics by Stepfanie of The Lady Bloggers Society.

Must see are the lovely "gals with glasses" photographs at Forgotten Old Photos by Far Side of Fifty. Photos number 652, 653, 654, 655 and 656.

Thinking of attending a genealogical conference? Read FGS 2011 - The When by Laura of It's All Relative. Laura shares great points for first time attendee and seasoned genealogist.

Check out Breadcrumbs: What Are the Naming Patterns in Your Family? by Marian Pierre-Louis of Marian's Roots & Rambles. What naming patterns have you followed?

Favorite picture of the week comes from Alan Burnett of News from Nowhere with Sepia Saturday 91 : Happy Faces, Happy Times.

Excellent information on Copyright Fair Use and the Genealogist Part One from James Tanner of Genealogy's Star.

A fun way to celebrate a posting milestone is 1,000 : The Stained Glass Window In The Cathedral Of My Soul by Alan Burnett of News from Nowhere.

Lynn Palermo of The Armchair Genealogist shares Oh, Beautiful: a Book Review. Can't wait to read this book!

From Things Your Grandmother Knew we have a Vintage Tea Ring Recipe.

Diane Haddad of Genealogy Insider shares a new website with her post One to Watch:

Did you know there were Coffins at the Kansas State Fair? Gale Wall of Digital Cemetery Walk shares several interesting samples.

Today is Mayflower Day. Celebrate by reading A Visit to Plimoth Plantation by Heather Wilkinson Rojo of Nutfield Genealogy.

Check out the free online (until September 26, 2011) webinar Facebook for Genealogists by Thomas MacEntee.

FamilySearch has Finding Family Histories Online by James Tanner and Personal Publishing: Blog Your Family History by Denise Barrett Olson.

Blogs I started following this week:

Digging In... To My Past

I Talk to Dead People


Up In The Tree

Happy blogiversary to the following geneablogger! Stop in and offer your congratulations.

Queensland Genealogy

Tonight over at GeneaBlogger Radio join in for Ancestors in Place - Genealogy, History, and Context.

Happy Follow Friday!


  1. Thanks for honoring my blog post about Plymouth and Mayflower Day! I look forward to checking out the other posts you have on your list.

  2. Great post Deb, thank you for including me in such great company! Love the blogs you mentioned, I'm now following three of them!