Friday, October 21, 2011

Follow Friday Gems - 10-21-11

Autumn in Danbury, Connecticut

The above photograph is from a family research trip to Danbury, Connecticut. My husband's Starr family resided in this lovely New England town for many years.

Saturday several friends and I attended the 2011 Family History Workshop. I would like to thank the wonderful people from the Baltimore County Family History Center.

Keynote speaker for the event was Dr. Joan M.E. Gaither, Documentary Story Quilter. The rest of the day filled with workshops, brickwall sessions and friendship.

I hope you are fortunate enough to attend one of these FREE Family History Workshops.

This has been a very active genealogy blogging week! Here are some highlights to entertain and educate.

Michelle Goodrum of The Turning of Generations shares the Next Steps in the Archival Closet in Sorting Saturday. Learn about the methods Michelle is using to organize her family history files.

Kathleen Brandt of a3Genealogy combines a little fun with genealogy in the Generational Research Game. Kathleen tells us "the true purpose of this "game" is to eliminate the contestants who should not be in your family tree."

Head over to ArchivesInfo by Mellisa Mannon for Calling All Archivists and Archives Users...What Do Archivists Do? Offer your comments on how public librarians and local archivists help you get the information you need.

Susan Thomas of Climbing the Branches of My Family Tree shares a piece of family history with Thursday's Treasure - Odalie Fortier Horst's 19th Century Lacework.

Check out Always Anxiously Engaged for a wonderful story that answers How Important Are Family Legends?

Absolutely agree with In Postcards & Photographs : Each One Tells a Story over at A Pocket Full of Family Memories. Debra shares how these items are "a window to the past".

Join the adventure to the National Archives with Ginger R. Smith of Genealogy By Ginger's Blog and Liz Tapley of My Tapley Tree...And Its Branches.

Discover Old scripts (fonts) over at Czech Genealogy Beginners by Blanka Lednicka.

Pam Schaffner of Digging Down East shares Thrifty Thursday - Housewife Feeds Six for $25 Per Week. Learn about a nostalgic article Pam discovers in the local newspaper.

Brynn of My Family's Puzzle offers her contribution for an "interesting" contest taking place with in My Obituary! - GeneaBlogger.

A must read is the series from Jennifer Shoer of The Scrappy Genealogist. Jennifer is interviewing phenomenal genealogy bloggers for How She Does It-Secrets from a Geneamommyblogger.

Learn about Caroline Pointer, Jennifer Holik-Urban, Kerry Scott, Amy Coffin, Marian Pierre-Louis, Elizabeth O'Neal and (Geneadaddyblogger) Philip Trauring.

For a little Halloween fun check out Deke's Techniques 042: Drawing a Halloween Scareflake.

The following bloggers are celebrating a blogiversary. Stop in and offer a word of congratulations.

Are My Roots Showing?

Family History Publishing

Life From The Roots

A Sense of Family

Spittal Street

Blogs I started following this week:

Annales Patrio

Collectin Texas Gal

Family Heritage Recipes

The Jones Genealogist

My Trails into the Past

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

Tonight over at GeneaBlogger Radio will be The Final Chapter - Obituaries, Death Records and Genealogy. Take note new start time-one hour earlier - 9 p.m. eastern, 8 p.m. central, 7 p.m. mountain and 6 p.m. pacific. Don't worry if you miss Friday night, the episode is archived!

Happy Follow Friday!


  1. Thanks so much for the mention. Looking forward to reading some of the other suggestions. Btw, love the New England home.

  2. Kathleen,

    You are most welcome! Love reading your blog. Educational and entertaining! Look forward each week to the newest discoveries.

    Glad you like the pic.

  3. Thank you very much for mentioning my recent blog on Old Postcards & Photographs. I am so glad that you enjoyed it! xx

  4. Deb, Thanks for mentioning my Blogiversary. It was very kind of you.