Friday, October 7, 2011

Follow Friday Gems - 10-07-11

Autumn road in Connecticut

Today is a lovely sunny autumn day on the east coast. Leaves are just starting to change and there is a slight chill in the air.

The above photograph is from a genealogy adventure to Connecticut. We stopped along the road to capture this taste of fall in New England. Would follow this road any day of the week.

Speaking of following. Here are great genealogy reads from the blogging world.

Check out History and Geography in the Lives of Our Ancestors from the Always Anxiously Engaged. Excellent tips

Marian Burk Wood of Climbing My Family Tree shares the helpful Tuesday's Tip: New Life for Old Slides--Going Digital.

The Southern California Genealogy Society announces the SCGS 12th Annual Family History Writing Contest. The website states you need not be a member of the society nor does submission have to relate to California. Contest runs from November 1st and end December 31, 2011.

Melissa Mannon of ArchivesINFO asks the question Is It Important to Recall Memories Accurately?

From Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogists we have My First Post on The Catholic Gene.

The Carnival of Genealogy, 110th Edition has arrived over at Creative Gene! This month fellow genealogy bloggers share Which type of tree best represents your family history?

Stefanie of The Lady Bloggers Society shares Three Ways to Successfully Manage Several Blogs.

Ever attended a Cookbook Party? Join the fun! Lidian of Retro Kitchen shares her contribution Dessert From Out of the Air.

Favorite photograph of the week comes from Sherri of My Mother's Family. Check the gem Wordless Wednesday - Mystery Photo.

Thanks to Cheryl Cayemberg of Have You Seen My Roots?! She gives an informative lesson with Photo Friday - Step by Step to my Photo Repair.

Elizabeth O'Neal of Little Bytes of Life informs us that Chronicling America Now Has More Than 4.1 Million Pages Available. Learn more about the newspapers available online from the Library of Congress.

The National Museum of American History has a lovely tribute with Remembering Steve Jobs.

The following geneabloggers are celebrating a blogiversary! Visit their blog to offer congratulations.

Genealogy & History News

The Photo Detective

Rogers Family History

Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog

Blogs discovered this week :

Find My Scottish Ancestors

The Genealogy Search

Peeking into The Past


Make sure to read this weeks GeneaBloggers article May I Introduce To You...Julie Cahill Tarr by Gini Webb

Tonight's edition of GeneaBloggers radio will be Ethnic Genealogy. Special host will be Angela Walton-Raji of African Roots Podcast.

Happy Follow Friday genealogy friends!


  1. Lovely photo!!!

    And thanks for the shout out for the COG!

  2. Thanks for the mention, Deb! Sure wish we had scenery like that out here in CA!

  3. Deb, I appreciate being included in your Friday listing! And being a quilter, I liked your post about the Quilt Index. Have a great weekend, Marian

  4. Thanks for the mention, Deb! I hope the post helps. No I've got to head over and check out those blogs you mentioned that I missed! :)

  5. Most welcome to everyone who contributed to the "gems"! You always have interesting and educational items to report.

    Glad everyone liked the photo. Drove all the way to CT. from MD. just to walk cemeteries. What a wonderful adventure!