Friday, November 4, 2011

Follow Friday Gems - 11-04-11

Hard to believe we already had our first appearance of snow on the east coast! Starting to worry about what the winter has in store. Thinking hibernation might be the best option for the months to come.

Sunday night our clocks fall back and we gain an extra hour. Some folks will be using the time to sleep, but I am banking those for genealogy!

Here are a few of the great blog post from the week to educate and entertain.

Julie Goucher of Anglers Rest has kicked off the month with a book meme. So far she has shared her best book read last year, book read more than 3 times, favorite series and favorite book of the series. Great way to share readers advisory.

Check out the charming story Emma and Elmer eloped by Linda McCauley of Documenting the Details.

The holiday season will be arriving in full force shortly. Gatherings will soon be on the calendar. Lisa of Are You My Cousin? challenges us to make time for family interviews.

Are you in a genealogy quandary? Check out Ask Olive Tree Genealogy a Question. This week we learn how to find an ancestor who disappears in Canada after 1861.

WOW! Read the amazing story An Ots-Toch Cousin Found! by Thomas MacEntee of Destination: Austin Family. So very jealous! Congratulations, Thomas.

A must read is the poignant post Another Letter to Linda by Caroline Pointer of Family Stories. Caroline shares milestones reached by her children over the past year with her beloved mother-in-law. Linda passed away 12 years ago from breast cancer.

Learn about great restoration work In Tombstone Tuesday - Hezekiah's Stone I Repaired! by Lisa Swanson Ellam of The Faces Of My Family.

What would be your choice if you could ask one question of an ancestor? That is what Holly Adams of Disentangling My Family Tree would like to know.

Amy Craft of Begin with 'Craft' shares the discovery of a website to create family history eBooks.

Remember how Dagwood Bumstead loved his sandwiches? Janet Randolph of Dying for Chocolate shares a special Bumstead treat with Chocolate Sandwich: Blondie's Cookbook.

Diane Haddad of Genealogy Insider tells us we can search 30,000 names from Holocaust Museum records - free.

Lynn Palermo of The Armchair Genealogist shares writing Organizations for the Family Historian. Thinking of joining one or two!

Discover the FamilySearch Research Help Community Newsletter article "Learn More" on the Research Wiki over at Renee's Genealogy Blog by Renee Zamora.

Jennifer Shoer of The Scrappy Genealogist shares a special memory with the post A Jewish Autumn Wedding.

Read about the great restoration work In Tombstone Tuesday - Hezekiah's Stone I Repaired! by Lisa Swanson Ellam of The Faces Of My Family.

Favorite photograph of the week is Wordless Wednesday - Isabel Jeffrey (1886 - 1892) from Laura Cosgrove Lorenzana of The Last Leaf On This Branch. Amazing outfit!

Thanks to Barbara Poole of Seeing New England for her lovely photographs Seeing Fall in October.

Check out Friday Funny...beep beep, coming through by Jennie of They Came To Montana. You will be smiling all day long.

Over at Creative Gene The Carnival of Genealogy, 111th edition has just been published! Read about Autumn Weddings.

From GeneaBloggers we have 1940 US Census - Your Indexing Help Needed! I signed up! Come along and have fun. For ideas fun ideas to plan your census event check out my post Having a Party.

November is National Blog Posting Month. The idea being to publish a blog post every day during the month. There are several great resources to help with this challenge. Check out NaBloPoMo on BlogHer for information about blog prompts and prizes. Also, over at Planting the Seeds by Michael Hait you will find November is National Blog Posting Month

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

Borreson Cousins

The Graveyard Rabbit of the California Central Coast

Finding Our Ancestors

Blogs I started following this week:

The African American Genealogy Group of Kentucky

Blundering Blindly Backwards

Reeves, Reaves, and More Rives

Unshoveling the Past

Make sure to read this weeks GeneaBloggers article May I Introduce You To...Sue Pittman McPeak by Gini Webb of Ginisology.

Make sure to catch GeneaBloggers Radio tonight! This evening the episode will be Copyright and Genealogy - Yours, Mine and Ours.

Happy Follow Friday!


  1. Thank you so much for including my wedding post in your Follow Friday Gems. Jen

  2. Deb, Thank you! What a wonderful surprise to get a nod for my photo blog, wow, you've made my day!

  3. Hello Deb. It wasn't immediately obvious how to email you, so I'll say it here. Thanks for following the Genealogists for Families project blog. We have some interesting activities planned for the coming weeks and months (guest blog posts, prize draws, conference get-togethers, etc).

  4. Thanks for including me here, Deb! I adore her outfit...we always thought my grandmother grew up in modest means; obviously that wasn't the case!

  5. Most welcome to everyone! I love reading your blogs each day.