Friday, October 28, 2011

Follow Friday Gems - 10-28-11

Happy 29th birthday to our son, Jared! Seems like just yesterday he was this little guy. He has become an amazing young man. Proud of you big guy.

Here are a few gems discovered this week to educate and entertain.

Marian Burk Wood of Climbing My Family Tree reminds us about a great genealogical resource with Tuesday's Tip: The Internet Archive.

Audrey Collins of The Family Recorder asks What is your 'real' name?

Two Nerdy History Girls write about a time in history when women prefered The pregnant look. So glad that fashion went out of style!

The New Genealogist asks for Help! Non-English people and places names in my family tree? Stop by and offer some sage advice.

Join the footnoteMaven in wishing Happy Anniversary Graveyard Rabbit Association.

The Indiana Genealogical Society Blog announces Indiana State Library & Archives Websites Honored.

Check out the Book Review: Black Families in Hamden County, Massachusetts 1650-1865 by Marian Pierre-Louis of Marian's Roots and Rambles.

Read a wonderful family history story called Once Upon A Time - A Century Old Secret by Kathryn Smith Lockhard of Reflections.

Amazing photographs shared in Those places Thursday: London, England and The Palace of Westminster by J. Geraghty-Gorman of 'On a flesh and bone foundation': An Irish History.

Beverly of Tombstone Travels shares an interesting observation with Bogus Grave Memorials on Find A Grave.

The National Archives has invited everyone to join Tag It Tuesday! Each week they will feature content from their catalog and ask the public to tag. Learn how you can get involved with this wonderful project.

Excellent advice from The Lady Bloggers Society with Sticky Content - Keep Your Visitors Coming Back.

Gale Wall of Digital Cemetery Walk discovers praise for her work in the New Book by friend John Thomas Grant. Congratulations!

Follow along on Great Grandma Gardner's Photo Timeline with Cheri Hopkins of Taken Somewhere In Time...A Photographic Journal of Family, Travel, Ancestors, Scenery...and Life!

You are in for a real treat down memory lane with The Jell-O Stunt from Lidian of Kitchen Retro.

Over at the Glenview Public Library Blog you will find information on the NYC Municipal Archives and More New York Resources.

Check out Family Recipe Friday - Aunt Veda's Oatmeal Pie from Cyndi Beane Henry of the Mountain Genealogists. Looks yummy!

For a little Halloween fun check out Witch Finger Cookies from Erin of Making Memories...One Fun Thing After Another.

The National Museum of American History shares History Halloween how-tos. Get instructions to help create an unusual Halloween costume.

Finally, check out the Friday Funny....from the joint by Jennie of They Came To Montana.

The following bloggers are celebrating their blogiversary this week. Stop by and offer a word of congratulations.

Creative Gene

Have You Seen My Roots

You Are Where You Came From

Blogs I started following this week:

Corn and Cotton: My Family's Story

Daily Genealogy Transcriber

Jackie's obsessions/my sanity

Raking Through the Leaves

Seeing New England 

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

Tonight's episode of GeneaBloggers Radio will be Haunted By Ancestors - A Genealogy Halloween Special!

Happy Follow Friday!


  1. Thanks for your lists. I found some fun things I missed this week and a new blog or two. Appreciate it.

  2. Hi Deb, thanks for the mention!

    Missed you at the lock-in, hope all is well.

  3. Many thanks for the mention--and for all the other interesting blogs in your lists. Lots of great info! Best, Marian

  4. Hello Deb,

    Thanks so much for the mention! I really appreciate it. Hope all is well with you and yours this day.