Friday, November 11, 2011

Follow Friday Gems - 11-11-11

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National WWII Memorial

Happy Veteran's Day! Today we honor all who have served their country. Thank you for the sacrifices and many hardships you endured to keep us free.

Today we also have an interesting phenomenon. The date being 11-11-11. Some believe this is a sign of good luck, in fact my friend's daughter picked today for her wedding. Not sure if the reason is good karma or ease when remembering their anniversary!

Here are a few of the wonderful posts from the week to educate and entertain.

Check out Society Saturday - Genealogy Boot Camp over at A Step in Line. What a marvelous programming idea for libraries and genealogical societies.

This is just too cute! Erin over at Making Memories...One Fun Thing After Another gives instructions on making Angry Birds for Dinner.

Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings share two important projects in Volunteer for Families for Forgotten Heroes and Unclaimed Persons Project.

Valerie Craft of Begin with 'Craft' treats us to wonderful family photographs in her post Uncles at War.

The holidays are just around the corner! The Graphics Fairy and Vintage Catnip have begun to uploading free clip art for your projects.

Speaking of the holidays. Amy Coffin of The We Tree Genealogy Blog announced The Big Genealogy Blog Book has arrived. Great gift idea for your personal list!

What a sweet photograph! Check out Wordless Wednesday-Dungarees over at Blundering Blindly Backwards.

The 1940 United States Census is coming next year! Are you ready for this important event? Check out 1940 U.S. Census Video Available Online on Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.

Great news for those researching in Delaware! The Delaware State Archives has launched searchable finding tools.

Liz Stratton of Attics and Old Lace shares Tech Tuesday: Scanning Documents - Getting it Right the First Time.

Over at Prologue: Pieces of History get Inspired by the Archives! Top Ten Tips for Writers.

Leland and Patty Meitzler of GenealogyBlog share New USA & Canada Vital Records & State Census Data at

A must read is the touching post by J. Geraghty-Gorman of 'On a flesh and bone foundation': An Irish History called In Remembrance Day: Today I remember for a friend who cannot.

From Lynn Palermo of The Armchair Genealogist we have Lest We Forget - Finding Your Canadian War Heroes.

Read about the wonderful detective work done by Yvette Porter Moore of Digging Roots: My Family History. Learn how Yvette tracks down an ancestor's photograph in Treasure Chest Thursday: Wendell Phillip Culley in Lionel Hampton's Band. Great job, Yvette!

This week there were two different posts with reviews about cemetery information hosting sites. Over at The Ginger Jewish Genealogist by Banai we have Reviews - RestingSpot and BillionGraves. Also, Legacy News Family Tree shares competion for Find A Grave.

On this Veteran's Day enjoy the touching story Emery's "First" Veteran's Day by Debi Austen of Who Knew? Learn about the steps taken to honor Emery Waller.

Jenny Jones of Raking Through the Leaves reminds us today is Polish Independence Day.

To end the week with a little silliness check out Friday Funny....nice ink over at They Came To Montana. I am speechless!

The following geneabloggers are celebrating their blogiversary. Stop in to offer your congratulations.

Behold Genealogy Software Blog 

Beth's Genealogy Blog

Carnival of Irish Heritage & Culture

Genealogical Gems


Hibbitt Family History Blog

A Rebel Hand

This week I started following these blogs:

Another Day With Donna.....Genealogy-Family History Blog

Between the Gate Posts

A Genealogy Garden

Living Ancestors

My Mother's Family

Notes from the Hills/Hackett Tree

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

Tonight on GenaBloggers Radio join host Thomas MacEntee for Our Veteran Ancestors: Military Records and Genealogy.

Happy Follow Friday!


  1. Thank you so much for the mention, Deb!

  2. Thank you for the mention! It was a nice surprise. :)

  3. Hi Deb,
    I always enjoy your Follow Friday! You're better than my Google Reader! Thanks for the mention!

  4. Thanks for the mention. Isn't that photo a hoot?

  5. You are all most welcome! Love reading your blogs each and every day.

    Jenny-you are too kind! Big smile on face even as I type!

  6. Hi Deb!

    I am just seeing that you mentioned my blog on your post! Thank you so much for the mention for Follow Friday and the compliment!!! I really appreciate.