Friday, December 9, 2011

Follow Friday Gems - 12-09-11

Winter along the inlet in Maryland

This has been a busy blogging week. Several new "cousins" have responded to posts and a blogging friend located a family recipe. Both excellent examples of why blogging is an excellent tool for the family researcher.

Using "Facebook Disconnect"? Then head over to 1 Ancestry 2 Little Time for a great tip in Tech Tuesday - Google Chrome and Facebook.

Jennifer Shoer of The Scrappy Genealogist gives her Final Verdict - Nook, Fire or Streak.

Stephanie of Corn and Cotton: My Family's Story shares several articles she has written for the Columbus Genealogy Examiner. In her post Don't miss these articles you will find free genealogy resources, local and national genealogy events and tips on creating a heritage cookbook.

Denise Spurlock of Denise's Life in the Past Lane shares her yummy recipe for Cranberry Hootycreeks.

Great read! Over at Daddy Knows Best there is a Red Alert: Guest Post from the Mommy In Law!

The Ligdon Kids are adorable! You can find them over at Genealogy Frame of Mind by Karen Ansley Krugman.

Kathleen Brandt of a3Genealogy gives us tips and tricks on finding tombstone clues.What did you miss?

Heard about Historypin? For all the details about this great genealogy tool check out Pinning History to the World by Ruby Coleman of Genealogy Lines.

John D. Reid of Anglo-Celtic Connections share a great tip with Use Ctrl-F to making finding easy.

Over at Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal you will find Photo Monument Rewind 12/8/11 by Gale Wall. Learn more about those lovely ceramic photographs that adorn headstones.

Two great reads from Marian Pierre-Louis of Marian's Roots & Rambles. Marian shares great advice in Getting Local With Research and Getting Local Before You Make the Trip.

Gena Philibert Ortega of Gena's Genealogy shares Women's Research Resource: Women's Veterans.

On of the most emotionally charged posts I have ever read would be Incarcerated in Kilmainham Goal: A little girl with a familiar name by J. Geraghty-Gorman of 'On a flesh and bone foundation': An Irish History.

On the Polish Blog you will discover the tradition called breaking of the opłatek.

Angela Y. Walton-Raj of My Ancestor's Name shares her Monday Mapping Exercise: Finding African American History on Maps.

This week we commemorated the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The National Archives blog Prologue: Pieces of History shared Records from the Day of Infamy.

The 'Genealogists for Families" project invites us to meet their team. Up this week team member Jennifer Jones.

Planning a trip to the genealogy mecca in Utah? Becky Wiseman of Kinexxions gives great pointers in You Don't have to Break the Bank to Stay in Salt Lake City.

Check out The Family History Blog to Book Project by Lynn Palermo of The Armchair Genealogist.

Over at Mysteries and Conundrums you will find part one in a series of three "documenting Civil War graffiti at Aquia Church in Stafford County, Virginia".

Michael John Neill of Genealogy Tip of the Day tells us to Connect With Non-Relatives from Same Area.

James Tanner of Genealogy's Star gives the details about the new blog from U.S. Office of Copyright and the Library of Congress called Copyright Matters: Digitization and Public Access.

The Two Nerdy History Girls give a history lesson with Friday Video: O Christmas Tree, Horrible Histories-Style.

Lorine McGinnis Schulze of Olive Tree Genealogy Blog shares 5 Steps to a Quick & Easy Genealogy Christmas Gift.

Need gift ideas for the youngsters in your life? Find great book advice on the post What to Give the Kids on Your List over at Omnivoracious.

Love this! Grandma and the Family Tree from Renee Zamora of Renee's Genealogy Blog.

The following geneablogger is celebrating a blogiversary. Stop by to offer your congratulations.

New blogs discovered this week:

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

Tonight's episode of GeneaBloggers Radio will be Genealogy Gift Guide.

Happy Follow Friday!


  1. Deb - Thanks so much for posting the link to the Polish Blog. I was unaware of this blog, but have now added it to my reader. I really appreciate how your Follow Friday posts help me to keep up with what I need to read and know. Thanks again!

  2. Deb- thanks for the mention and link to my blog and the post about google chrome extensions.

  3. Deb, your weekly recommendations are always helpful. Thanks, too, for mentioning the 'Genealogists for Families' project. Already we have 96 members in 9 countries helping 178 families all over the world - and the numbers increase daily. I have put a link back to your blog from the project's In the News page.

  4. Thanks, Deb! I really appreciate being included in such a wonderful group of bloggers. Some are new to me so I'm thrilled to have found new blogs to follow. :)

  5. Cynthia-You are most welcome! Glad you discovered something new on the Follow Friday Gems! I really enjoy the Polish Blog & find great info each week.

    Lisa-Most welcome! Great information that everyone using Google Chrome needs to know. Love techy tips.

    Judy-You are welcome. What you are doing over at the 'Genealogists for Families' is truly amazing. Thanks for placing my blog on your site.

    Stephanie-You are welcome Twitter friend! Love reading not only your blog but also the articles from the Examiner. Glad you found some new gems. ;-)

  6. Thanks for the mention, Deb. Hopefully my post will give someone an idea on alternatives to staying at the "big chain" motels and saving some money while in SLC!