Friday, November 25, 2011

Follow Friday Gems - 11-25-11

Mirror Image - Autumn in Connecticut

Hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving. No out shopping today for this girl! Rather spend the day nestled comfy on the computer with my genealogy research.

Here are just a few of the wonderful discoveries this week to educate and entertain.

The holiday craft season has begun in earnest! Check out The Graphics Fairy and Vintage Catnip for free clip art for your projects.

Thomas MacEntee of Destination: Austin Family treats us to Leftover Ancestors - 2011 Edition.

Speaking holidays, come blog your holiday memories with Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories hosted by GeneaBloggers.

Susan Petersen of Long Lost Relatives shares a very thorough review with Kindle Fire - Not Just for Books.

StoryCorps announces today is the National Day of Listening.

Heather Rojo (my hubby's new-found cousin-in-law) of Nutfield Genealogy shares A Most Memorable Thanksgiving. This is the best story of adaptability in the face of adversity! Proves all you need is a little perseverance and a bottle of Spanish wine.

Barbara Poole over at Life From The Roots asks RootsWeb-Have You Used This Source?

Wonderful recipe for carmel apple pie from Becky of Family Heritage Recipes.

Marian Pierre-Louis over at Marian's Roots & Rambles shares great tips on How To Take Better Gravestone Photos.

Thanks to Lynn Palermo of The Armchair Genealogist for providing helpful tips in From Blog to Book - Transforming Your Family History. My ultimate goal is to create a family history book with posts from this blog.

A new blog discovery this past week was Renaissance and Regency Rummage Repository. There I found the Guest Blog - Mike Rendell with a Georgian Treasure Trove. Mike tells a tale of discovery which ultimately lead writing a book.

I love the photograph An Array of Wedding Hats - 1910: Wedding Wednesday by Susan D. of Family History Fun. Don't think I have ever seen that many hats in on picture!

Julie Goucher over at Anglers Rest tells about Joining the 2012 Ebook Challenge. Looks like great fun and there are prizes too!

Over at The Symbolic Past you will find the Interview with John Thomas Grant, author of Final Thoughts by Marian Pierre-Louis.

Writer's block? Check out Tips from the Pros: Kemp, Pauley, and Cordell on How to Wrangle Your Muse by Susan J. Morris of Omnivoracious.

Bill West of West in New England announces The Third Annual Great Genealogy Poetry Challenge Is Here!

Have Canadian roots? Then check out LAC (Library and Archives Canada) has a blog by John D. Reid of Anglo-Celtic Connections.

Elizabeth O'Neal of Little Bytes of Life shares Tuesday's Tip: Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection.

From DearMYRTLE we have SOURCES: Research logs are not proof arguments.

Are you preserving something of yourself? That is what Jasia of Creative Gene asks with Plan to be Remembered, Revisited. Included are great suggestions to create your family history time capsule.

A must read is the article Kids Genealogy: Activity - Write A Story About Your Thanksgiving Traditions by Jennifer Holik-Urban. Great tips to involve the younger generation in family history.

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

Blood and Frogs

Caro's Family Chronicles

Everything's Relative

Sue's Genblog

Blogs I started following this week:

Call Me-shell

Explorations in Connecticut

Jollett etc.

Lynn's Waffles

Kevin's Irish Research

Retracing the Past

Make sure to read this weeks GeneaBloggers article May I Introduce To You...Ryan W. Owen by Gini Webb of Ginisology.

GeneaBloggers Radio will be taking a break this week returning Friday, December 2, 2011.

Happy Follow Friday!


  1. Hello to my new cousin-in-law Deb! Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for mentioning my story about our Power Outage holiday dinner. All my family had a good laugh remembering the day, except my Mom who is still horrified.

  2. Hi Deb, maybe a cousin-in-law too, since our ancestors were buried in the same small cemetery! Anyway, thank you for mentioning my post, and because it was rather short, I quickly added more to it!

  3. Heather-loved that story! Has to be one of my favorite Thanksgiving sagas. Part of that "can do" spirit that makes us stronger & of course a couple bottles of wine don't hurt!

    Barbara- You are most welcome! Would it not be a hoot if we were cousin's too! Have to keep digging to put the pieces together. Not many families up there during that time period, so someone married someone.

  4. Thanks for the mention and link! I appreciate it!