Friday, October 14, 2011

Follow Friday Gems - 10-14-11

Autumn in Connecticut

The above photograph is from a research trip to Connecticut. We decided to travel north during autumn to capture the brilliant scenery. Nothing like combining genealogy and amazing picture-taking!

This week I celebrate Family History Month with two great opportunities. Tuesday our genealogy discussion group took a field trip to a historic cemetery. During this visit I was able to solve several family mysteries. Tomorrow we will be attending the 2011 Baltimore Family History Workshop. Many blog posts to follow.

Here are blogs from this week to entertain and educate.

Are you an avid reader? Head over to Angler's Rest for the post Sunday Salon - New Additions... There you will find several great book suggestions and the germ of an idea for a book challenge.

Tonia's Roots blog is in the midst of a 31 week blogging challenge. This week we have #31WBGB: Solve a Problem. Family researchers are to "write a post that solves a problem that your readers (or potential readers) have."

Congratulations to Genevieve Netz of Prairie Bluestem! In the post For What It's Worth we learn that Wikipedia has linked to three of her articles!

Head over to GeneaWebinars for Upcoming genealogy webinars - 10 to choose from - including "Cracking the Case of Nathan Brown's parents".

A lovely reminder and tale of family connection from Betsy Cross of Remember with Your Ancestors and Your Socks.

Read a well deserved acknowledgement in I Wish There Were More People Like Tony by Marian Pierre-Louis of Marian's Roots & Rambles.

DearMYRTLE tells us she is On hiatus, but giving you an assignment. If you are not using Google Reader this post will get you started.

For a little Sears Roebuck nostalgia read Deep In the Heart of Searsville by Lidian of Kitchen Retro.

Valerie Craft of Begin with 'Craft' challenges us to figure out What Year Was This? Check out the photographs of her grandmother and great-grandmother and guess the time frame.

J. Geraghty-Gorman of 'Over thy dead body' shares a unique headstone with Tombstone Tuesday: Little Girl Lost, Deansgrange, Blackrock, Ireland.

The Research Journal shares a photography software editing review with Bringing Old Photos Back To Life: Picnik Test.

Bill West of West In New England shares My Ancestor On TV. How fun to discover new information about a family member from the comfort of your living room!

Yes, the holidays are just around the corner. Head over to the Moultrie Creek Gazette for greeting ideas from the post Who says it has to be a card?

Two favorite photograph picks from this week:

Yvette Porter Moore of Digging Roots: My Family History has Wordless Wednesday: Dance Dance Dance. Looks like everyone is having a wonderful time! Yes Yvette, your family can boogie!

Linda McCauley of Documenting the Details shares Wordless Wednesday-Elmer D. Hopkins. There is something about this picture that keeps me returning to review. Don't know what fascinates me more the expressions or body language.

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

Discovering Latvian Roots

Illuminated Ancestors

Kinfolk News

Little Bytes of Life

The Snappy Genealogist

Teresa's Tangled Roots

You Don't Choose Your Family

Blogs I started following this week:

Gumbo Genealogy: To Louisiana from the Old and New Worlds

A Latvian Canadian Story



Make sure to read this weeks GeneaBloggers article May I Introduce To You...Vicki Washuk by Gini Webb of Ginisology.

Tonight's episode of GeneaBloggers Radio will be Bring Out Your Dead! Cemeteries and Genealogy. One of my favorite aspects of family research!

Happy Follow Friday!


  1. Thanks for mentioning my blogiversary. Follow Friday gems is a lot of work. Thank you too for doing it.

  2. Thanks for mentioning Prairie Bluestem! I'm very honored!

  3. Bill, Jen & Genevieve:

    You are most welcome! Love reading your blogs. Always entertained and learn something new. Thank you!

  4. Thank you for mentioning Wordless Wednesday on your blog!! What a wonderful post of all those you follow.