Friday, January 11, 2013

Genealogy Blogs, News & Tidbits #2

Good morning! We are having a very quiet winter day here on the east coast. According to the weather crew "not a flake of snow on the horizon". Not really complaining, but would love a peaceful day gazing out the window with a cup of tea. Then off to spend the time with family research. Maybe we should all start wearing our pajamas inside out?

Until the snows come here are a few of the blogs, news articles and tidbits discovered this week.


Are you a Downton Abbey fan? Then head over to Nutfield Genealogy by Heather Wilkinson Rojo to learn how her ancestor lived "between the stairs".

Kenneth R. Marks snagged my attention over at The Ancestor Hunt with The Worst Genealogy Blogs of  2012. Interesting read! Make sure to read the comments.

Recent discovery is the blog Marie Antoinette's Gossip Guide to The 18th Century. Enjoyed the post At Seven We Play Cards Till Nine.

Read about Easy Resolutions to Preserve Family Memories in 2013 over at Saving Memories Forever.

Laura Cosgrove Lorenzana of The Last Leaf On This Branch tells us how she pulled evidence from thin paper. Learn about her experience with Evidentia software.

Cynthia Shenette of Heritage Zen shares the timely photograph Doughboys With Their Flu Masks.

Gena Philibert-Ortega gives us A Peak into Yesteryear: Using Scrapbooks for Genealogy Research.

Follow along with The Family Curator on her Blog Book Tour.

Important information from Elizabeth Shown Mills of Evidence Explained with Plagiarism - Five "Copywrongs" of Historical writing.

Interesting conversation on the question of Has the Death of Printed Books Been Exaggerated? over at Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.

Jim Sanders of Hidden Genealogy Nuggets began the new blogging series Genealogy by the States.

Lisa Louise Cooke of Genealogy Gems posted an interview about a new online resource for Canadian genealogy records. I went over to the site and have found several of my husband's ancestors.

Miss the BlogTalkRadio's New England Genealogy with David Lambert? Not to worry. Head over to Fieldstone Common for the link to the archived episode.

Shannon Bennett of Trials and Tribulations of a Self-Taught Family Historian will be taking her turn at the podium. Shannon is looking for tips and tricks on upcoming genealogy presentations.

Blogs discovered this week:

All Roads Led to London

Carolina Girl Genealogy

Discovering Latvian Roots

Genealogy Sisters

News (genealogy and history world)

MyHeritage shares the release of their mobile app version 2.0. This is a free app "packed with exciting new features".

In-Depth Genealogist announced Shannon Combs Bennett will be joining their team.

Interesting article from BBC News about Canadian war graves given QR codes.

Must read! The Huffington Post series called "Letters of Our Ancestors", which celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Southern California Genealogical Society and Family Research Library announced webinars for 2013.

This morning I read Many JSTOR Journal Arhives Now Free to Public on the Library Journal website. After registering I did a search for my husband's father. In the hit list were four articles!

GeneaPress posted information about The Family History Writing Challenge. Come join the month long event, beginning February 1, 2013.


Have some fun with the free FamilySearch fan chart.

Interesting article about the photo service called Everpix.

One of my favorite finds this week would be the Oral History in the Digital Age website.

Hope you discover something new and interesting this week. Happy adventures in genealogy!


  1. Thanks so much for mentioning my blog!

  2. Thanks so much for having my blog post on your list. Great list, by the way, I have found some new things to read up on this weekend!

    1. Heather,

      You are very welcome. Glad you found additional reading in the post.

  3. Thank you for including The Family Curator's Blog Book Tour in your News and Tidbits. I'm enjoying your list!

    1. You are very welcome! Enjoying the journey!

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