Friday, November 18, 2011

Follow Friday Gems - 11-18-11

Hard to believe Thanksgiving is less that a week away! The day filled with family, friends and excellent food. I can smell turkey and pumpkin pie!

One thing I am very thankful for this year would be the amazing genealogy community. This adventure would not have been as fun without their help. To all my family history friends thanks for making this a year of discovery.

Here are posts from the week to educate and entertain.

A must read is The Thanksgiving Tree! Melissa Mannon of ArchivesINFO shares the poignant tale of how her family started a new tradition.

Linda McCauley of Documenting the Details explains Why Don't I Love My Tablet? Make sure to read the comments. Great recommendations and discussion.

Amy Craft of Begin with 'Craft' tells us the Friday after Thanksgiving is the National Day of Listening. What a wonderful way to celebrate family!

Want to get the youngsters involved in genealogy? Check out Family History Activities for Children: 3-11 over at FamilySearch.

Favorite photograph of the week comes from Kristin of Finding Eliza. She shares a lovely family picture in Montgomery Alabama Wedding, 1911 - Wordless Wednesday.

Thanks to Tiffany of Family Heritage Recipes for the wonderful gingersnaps recipe. These are my daughter's favorites. Might just show up on our Thanksgiving table.

Paula Stuart-Warren of Paula's Genealogical Eclectica shares the Guide to using Archives. Lots of great information and tips for researchers.

Do you collect postcards? Then you would love the post Tuesdays with Rita: Postcard Collections over at Tattered Past.

Barbara Poole of Life From the Roots shares A Surprising Survey. Head over and leave your comment on this thought-provoking post.

Lynn Palermo of The Armchair Genealogist offers 8 Ways to Get Involved in the Online Genealogy Community. The post has wonderful tips and information.

Calling all crafters! Julie Cahill Tarr of GenBlog shares Flip-Pal Simple Gifts Blog Hop- Digital Scrapbook.

This week Thomas MacEntee of GeneaBloggers asked how you would encourage someone to read genealogy blogs. My favorite response comes from Cassmob of Family history across the seas with Open Thread Thursday: the benefits of blog reading and why.

What's up? Caroline Pointer of Family Stories is one busy genealogist! I get tired just reading what she has on her plate.

Read Photo Story: Dad and A Mystery Solved by Cynthia Shenette of Heritage Zen. Learn how a cousin helped solve the mystery after reading her post.

Michael John Neil of Genealogy Tip of the Day reminds to look out for Undocumented Name Change.

Check out The Third Annual Great Genealogy Poetry Challenge by Bill West of West in New England. Deadline is November 20, 2011.

What Will You Do With Your Genealogy Research? Head over to Olive Tree Genealogy Blog to find great pointers.

Fellow genealogy discussion group member Jenny Jones of Raking Through the Leaves gives a wonderful overview with Library Lock-in Comes to Town! Learn about the wonderful event our group lead at the local public library.

Thanks to Jennie of They Came To Montana for providing a little humor! This week we have Friday Funny....your face will freeze that way.

The following geneabloggers are celebrating their blogiversary. Stop by to offer congratulations!

Family Archaeologist

Jen's Genealogy Pages

Kindred Footprints

My Tapley Tree...And Its Branches

Blogs I started following this week:

Discovering Latvian Roots

Family Photo Reunion

A Genealogy Lady

Whippersnapper Genealogy

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

Tonight over at GeneaBloggers Radio join host Thomas MacEntee for Celebrate Your Family in Film.

Happy Follow Friday!


  1. Deb - Thanks so much for the mention! I appreciate it!

  2. Deb, I'm touched to see you thought my post was worthy of mention. Thank you very much.

  3. Bill, Cynthia and Barbara-

    You are most welcome! Love reading your blogs and sharing them with my fellow genealogy friends.

  4. Thanks so much for your supportive comment. Thanks also to Geniaus I've also learned about your blog-I love how you do the summary.

  5. Thanks Deb. Glad you enjoyed our thanks tree!

    I was just reviewing your site. I haven't visited in awhile. I'm so impressed how you write here every day :)

  6. Thanks, Deb, for the mention. You are so sweet!

  7. thanks