Friday, September 30, 2011

Follow Friday Gems - 09-30-11

Autumn! We now turn to our thoughts to pumpkins, leaf peeping, sweater wearing and picking that special Halloween costume.

Also, October is the beginning of Family History Month. Let the celebrating begin!

Here are wonderful posts from this week to educate and entertain.

From Barbara J. Mathews of The Demanding Genealogist we learn Conflicting Evidence: What Is It?

Check out the article by James Tanner over at Family Search called All that glitters can be gold - Finding genealogy nuggets online.

A charming post is What exactly did you do, Daddy? Workaday Wednesday by Susan of Family History Fun. Susan shares childhood impressions of her father's occupations.

The footnoteMaven reminds us the COG (Carnival of Genealogy) - A Family Tree deadline is tomorrow! What tree represents your family's history?

Heather Wilkinson Rojo of Nutfield Genealogy tells about the fence guarding a certain young woman in Tombstone Tuesday-Lucy Gregg.

My goodness! Get a gander at the Bratty Looking Kid In San Jose from The Cabinet Card Gallery.

Over at Tattered Past you will find a fun craft for children in Tuesday with Rita: Art Journal, Hand Prints

Laura Aanenson posts Chicago and Cook County Resources Part 1 on her It's All Relative blog. Wonderful list for those with ancestors in these regions.

Kari of the Norwegian Blog instructs us on the meanings of Norwegian Baby Names.

In Are They Hiding Right Next Door? Michael John Neil of Genealogy Tip of the Day gives a hint to find that lost female relative.

Marian Pierre-Louis of Marian's Roots & Rambles has two great posts this week. With Genealogy Challenge - Who is Carl? there is a mystery to unravel. Also, the thought-provoking Photos and Privacy: Should We Be Worried?

The National Museum of American History has From ancient Egypt to Tiffany vases: A tour of the Syz porcelain collection.

A lovely way to celebrate family heritage comes from Diggin' For Family with the post Ancestor Appreciation Day: My Immigrant Ancestors.

In the latest edition of the Graveyard Rabbit, John Thomas Grant shares an interesting story about a chance encounter in a cemetery while photographing headstones with Final Thoughts "To Be, or Not To Be". Also, included in the post are several of John's stunning photographs.

More amazing photographs can be found on THE trip, Bryce Canyon National Park, Inspiration Point by Carol of Reflections From the Fence.

With help from friends, Jen of Climbing My Family Tree discovered information about her great-great grandfather in He Drank Himself To Death.

Kathleen Brandt of a3Genealogy tells how to go about Finding Holes in Your Research.

My favorite post of the week comes courtesy Things Your Grandmother Knew...and you wish you did, too! Vintage Baking Recipe for Mothers will have you shaking your head as you chuckle.

The Lady Bloggers Society offers ways to Increase Your Blog Readership in 10 Easy Steps.

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

Finding Josephine

Leah's Family Tree

Shauna Hicks History Enterprises

New blog discoveries for the week:

Gallaibh 'among the strangers'

My Family Excursions

My Mother's Family

Taken Somewhere In Time...

Make sure to read this weeks GeneaBloggers article May I Introduce To You...Sue Fenn by Gini Webb.

Tonight's GeneaBloggers Radio episode will be Digging Deeper: Dealing with Conflicting Genealogy Evidence. Special host will be DearMYRTLE!

Have a very Happy Follow Friday!


  1. Thanks for the shout-out, Deb! This is a good list this week, I'll be busy catching up tonight.

  2. Thanks for mentioning my blog, Deb! I hope you find something that you enjoy. Happy Family History Month!

  3. Hi Deb, I appreciate the shout-out and I'm honored to be in the company of the other wonderful blogs mentioned. Thank you for compiling such an educational list!