Friday, January 6, 2012

Follow Friday Gems - 01-06-12

Happy New Year!

I have started 2012 with a new attitude! Time to get organized, connected and give back to the genealogy community.

To that purpose I have joined in with Stephanie of Corn And Cotton: My Family's Story to write genealogy goals. Stephanie and several other genealogy bloggers will be reporting their progress each week in a post called Motivation Monday.

If you need guidance on setting goals check out Genealogy Goals: Steps for Success by Amy Coffin of The We Tree Genealogy Blog.

Come join the fun with this support group.

The past week has been full of entertaining and educational posts. Here are just a few discovered along the way.

Head over to Genea-Musings by Randy Seaver for great pointers on beginning genealogy presentations.

You really must check out the video Modern Women of the 1890s over at the Nerdy History Girls. Enjoy two charming women as they share stories about being a modern woman in the Gay Nineties.

Denise Coughlin of Denise's Genealogy Journey talks about her Android phone and the various apps she has started using. Seems she has fallen in love!

I could not agree more with The Heart of the Community. The Library by Melissa Mannon of ArchivesINFO. Being an employee of the local public library system this post goes straight to my heart!

Great tips from Liz Stratton of Attics and Old Lace in the post Opening Day 5: Archiving Newspaper Clippings.

Make sure to sign up for the newsletter over at Marian's Roots and Rambles.

Jennifer of 'On a flesh and bone foundation': An Irish History shares amazing photographs with Dublin Streetscapes.

Michelle Goodrum of The Turning of Generations discusses holiday greeting cards. Learn Michelle's criteria on deciding which of these to keep and how to archive.

Check out the darling photograph Wordless Wednesday - Baby in Snowsuit by LindaRae of Between the Gate Posts.

Susan Thomas of Climbing the Branches of My Family Tree writes about the history of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Lisa of Are You My Cousin? is in need of a little tech advice. Any sage words of wisdom about backing up photographs online?

The Polish Language Blog explains how Epiphany is celebrated in Poland.

Julie Cahill Tarr of GenBlog shares a tip for those who suffer from motion sickness when using microfilm readers.

From the National Archives blog Prologue: Pieces of History we read Unbreakable: Remembering The Code Talkers.

Check out Arlene H. Eakle's Genealogy Blog to discover if your ancestor's death entry was removed from the Social Security Index.

Great news! Over at The DearMYRTLE blog we learn NARA: Genealogy workshop videos are now online.

There are quite a few genealogy bloggers celebrating an anniversary this week. Stop in to offer your congratulations.

Claiming Kin

Easter Family Genealogy Blog

Family Tree Gal

Genealogy Canada


Indiana Dillmans

Kathryn's Quest

Leisure Family History

The USCT Chronicle

What's Past is Prolouge: a genealogy blog

Blogs discovered this week:

family lineages and history

The Genealogy Search

The Hunt for John Gannan

Stardust 'n' Roots

Tune in for GeneaBloggers Radio tonight with the episode Genealogy New Year's Resolutions for 2012.

Happy Follow Friday!


  1. Thanks for mentioning my newsletter Deb!

  2. Thank you so much for the mention, Deb! These links are wonderful and mention so many new-to-me geneabloggers that it will keep me busy for a while. The baby in snowsuit photo is too adorable!

  3. Thanks for mentioning my post on newspaper archiving. The supplies have arrived, the weather is fine enough for open windows, let the de-acidification begin!