Friday, December 30, 2011

Follow Friday Gems - 12-30-11

Sandy Cove
Northeast, Maryland

Happy Friday! Back after taking a two-week break from the Follow Friday Gems. Needed to regroup and regenerate my batteries. Between the holidays and the curve balls life throws our way need a wee bit of off time.

While writing this post I realized how much I missed my journey around the genealogy world. Each week there are amazing posts to entertain and educate. And without further ado here are just a few discovered this week.

Denielle Radcliff Koch of Ancestrally Challenged will be sharing a series of genealogy book reviews. This week's title is Genealogical Proof Standard: building a solid case by Christine Rose.

Over at Dying for Chocolate we find Ruth Jordan's Busy Lady Fudge. My favorite type of recipe! Easy and yummy! Then from Family Heritage Recipes we have the mouth-watering treat Butterscotch Carmel Pull-Aparts.

Russ Worthington of My Tombstone Collection shares helpful tips on using the Find-A-Grave website with Family Tree University Cemetery Research 101 - Lesson 2 - Find a cemetery.

Must read! Cassmob of Family history across the seas shares great advice for future researchers.

Made any New Year's resolutions? Lorine McGinnis Schulze of Olive Tree Genealogy Blog share her 2012 New Year's Genealogy Resolutions.

My husband's newfound cousin Heather Wilkinson Rojo shares The Nutfield Genealogy Top 10 for 2011.

The National Archives shares the interesting tale A Civil War Widow's Story.

Excellent research tip from Leah's Family Tree with Not All Wikipedia Pages Are Created Equal.

Indiana ancestors? The Indiana Genealogical Society Blog announced 3 counties were added to the Indiana Marriage Index.

Sheri Fenley of The Educated Genealogist shares Making Some Family History Where Ever I Go. Sheri tells how to turn a grocery store shopping trip into a wonderful event. Storing this one in my Grammy bag of tricks!

Leland and Patty Meitzler of GenalogyBlog catch us up with New USA Vital Records Data at

Check out the amazing photographs by Carol of Reflections From the Fence in the post THE Trip, Yellowstone National Park, Roosevelt, Snow and One Last Look.

Make sure to read Q&A with Julie Hill of about the 1940 U.S. Census by Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings. Chocked full of great information!

Favorite post of the week is from Jacqi of A Family Tapestry. You are sure to enjoy the charming Cat Genealogy And Dog Tags.

Great genealogy webinar opportunity with 10 Ways To Jump Start Your Genealogy in 2012 from the Illinois State Genealogical Society

Thanks to Jennie of They Came To Montana for her Friday Funny...Party Hearty on NYE!

Happy Blogiversary to Documenting the Details! Stop by and offer your congratulations!

Blogs discovered this week:

Ancestral Times

The Family Snoop

Genedocs: Genealogy and Legacy Preservation

The Sum Of All My Research


The USCT Chronicle

Wishing a wonderful Follow Friday and Happy New Year to everyone!


  1. Thank you for all your great "gems" for genealogy. They're a wonderful mixture of ideas, skills, and more - I'll be busy reading the ones I hadn't found yet. And then over to the Genealogy Guys podcasts ... if I can get my speakers to work today. It's a "genealogy-fun" day. Happy New Year!

  2. Oh, Deb, Luke and I are honored to receive a coveted mention on your Follow Friday Gems! ;)

    Thank you so much for your enlightening--and ever-consistent--tour of the geneablogging world (and beyond!). I've been gifted with many reading treasures through your diligent searching prowess!

  3. Thanks for the shout out Deb! I am fairly new to the world of grandparenting, just making it up as I stumble through it all.

  4. I'm off to read your gems. Thanks for mentioning my post!

  5. Deb, thank you for mentioning my blog. I'm a "new kid on the block" in the world of genealogy blogging. I'm addicted already! Happy New Year to you and yours :)