Saturday, February 23, 2013

Genealogy Blogs, News & Tidbits #6

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Exciting news this week! The first edition of the digital genealogy magazine Going In-Depth hit cyberspace! Must read!

I have been very busy discovering my German ancestors on the Family Search website. Great luck so far in finding various Judd family birth, baptism and marriage records. It has been so exciting to make connections to families thus far unknown!

Here are just a few of the wonderful blogs, news and tidbits found during the course of this past week.


Susan Petersen of Long Lost tells of an opportunity to give back to the genealogy community. Check out "University of Nebraska yearbooks online - transcription help needed".

Elyse Doerflinger of Elyse's Genealogy Blog shares "Busting Down Brick Walls: Organize Your Project (Part 2)".

Wonderful photograph and story from Pauleen of Family history across the seas with "Sepia Saturday 164: Red Bicycles Touring Club, Brisbane 1913".

From Caroline Pointer (Technology Queen Extraordinaire) of Family Storieswe have "Genealogy - Technology Links in My Pocket". Tons of very useful sites for your genealogy toolbox!

Heather Kuhn Roelker of Leaves For Trees asks "What are your thoughts on cemetery behavior?"

Plenty of wonderful websites and information about self-publishing for the family historian from Julie Cahill Tarr of Writing Your Way to the Past.

Over on we have "What to Do if You Think Your Ancestors Came From Outer Space". Been there!

Julie Cahill Tarr of GenBlog shares "Family History Through the Alphabet - Find A Grave".

Debi Austen of Who Knew? brings the interesting historical read "Submarines".

Great information about the 1840 Federal Census over on GenealogyBlog.

Sad and interesting family read over on A Pocket full of Family Memories with "When Children Die In Strange Circumstances".

Lorine McGinnis Schulze of The Olive Tree Genealogy shares "Top Ten Characteristics of a Good Genealogist". What would you add to the list?

Wonderful family discovery story from Jana Last of Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog!

Let's have some fun! Marian Pierre-Louis of Marian's Roots & Rambles announced "Houstory to Host Online Scavnger Hunt for Genealogy, Family History Fans".

Very interesting read over on Discovering Latvian Roots about surname changes and the Latvian Surname Project.

Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings reminds to cast your vote for the 2013 About Genealogy Readers Choice Awards.

Fun photograph challenge over on Discovering Genealogy, One Ancestor at a Time!

Lovely story and photographs in "Sepia Saturday #165: My own 'Who-ville'" over on 'On a flesh and bone foundation': An Irish History.

Blogs discovered this week:

Christina George Genealogy

Single Leaf Genealogy

TG Roots Research

The Past Obsession

Happy Blogiversay:

Cheri Hudson Passey of Carolina Girl Genealogy

Lisa Swanson Ellam of The Faces Of My Family

Pam Carter of My Maine Ancestry

News (genealogy and history world)

Wonderful discovery in a suitcase filled with letters, photographs and a diary. Read about how a "battered suitcase" reveals to story of a WWI nurse caring for German soldiers.

Interesting read about Besty Patterson Bonaparte in "The Love Affair".

Check out the article "When L.A. Was Empty: Wide-Open SoCal Landscape" by Nathan Masters.

Interesting article about a new website called Crossroads of War: Maryland and the Border in the Civil War.

Great read about a 1930's time capsule project.

2013 was announced as Ireland's 'Family History Year'.

A Kentucky community honors the "unknown" in a local cemetery.

Enjoyed the rare Civil War life photographs.


Excellent information from Gizmodo with 10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Dropbox Master.

Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings reminds us that " blog is LiveStreaming this Weekend from WDYTYA Live!"

Researcher needs help! Check out the photographs shown and see if you can discover answers for various clues.

Twitter is reducing tweets sent with a URL.

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