Friday, September 13, 2013

Genealogy Blogs, News & Tidbits #7

Genealogy blogs, news and tidbits for this week.


Kathleen Brandt of a3Genealogy shares Looking for Immigrant Passenger/Naturalization?

Robyn of Reclaiming Kin asks Do You Have an Artificial Brick Wall? writes about possible times wasters. Interesting perspective on email, RSS feeds or newsletters and Facebook.

Gini Webb of Ginsology has a wonderful series called "May I Introduce You To" over on Geneabloggers. Up this time ... Donna Hansen Peterson of Hanging From the Family Tree.

Heather Wilkinson Rojo of Nutfield Genealogy tells about finding an amusement park ride patent by her great-great-grandfather. How fun!

Jen Baldwin of Ancestral Breezes shares the details of her day with a professional headstone preservationist in The Cemetery Santa.

Started reading the "Civil War Love Letters" over on History Happens Here! by the Missouri History Museum.

Great read - Women and the Underground Railroad from the Kansas Historical Society.

GeneaJourneys brings us Wanted: Dead or Alive ~ Southern California Slave Descendants.

Lorine McGinnis Schulze of The Olive Tree Genealogy posts Did you miss National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair?

Julian Smith of Ancestry has tips for translating records.

Saving Memories Forever tells us "A Story of Two Boys".

James Tanner of Genealogy's Star shares Posting old photos online -- what do we need to know?

Beth Parnicza of Mysteries and Conundrums writes about a hidden piece of history at Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center.

Ending the week over on Mountain Genealogists. Just might have to try Mama's Fried Okra.

Blogs discovered this week:

Genealogically Speaking


Hack Genealogy

Leaves and Branches

My Ancestors and Me and other relatives, too

News (genealogy and history world)

Wonderful discovery! "Joshua Chamberlain's original 1893 Medal of Honor found at church sale, donated to Brunswick history group".

The UNC Library News and Events tells us "A Century of North Carolina City Directories Now Online".

Iowa unit's flag returns to Arkanas' capital to mark Civil War capture.

Learn how "VA policy on unmarked veterans' graves has frustrated headstone efforts".

Interesting article - "What if your father was one of the most hated men in history?" Thomas Harding tells of interview with daughter of Rudolph Hoss. Hoss designed and built Hitler's Auschwitz.


Maryland State Archives shared a great overview on YouTube.

Dear Myrtle hosts a show each Monday. Unfortunately. I am working when the show runs. Fortunately, they are archived over on YouTube. Thanks, Myrt!

Must read! September issue of Irish Lives Remembered (free) online magazine.

Book review - Sherrey Meyer of Found Between the Cover - "Coming of Age in the South in 1963 | Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall".
October 22, 2013 PBS will begin a new series called The African Americans; Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Thanks to Thomas MacEntee for article recommendation "70-Year-Old Census Records Highlight Shifts in the Working World".

Hope you discover something new and interesting this week.

Happy adventures in genealogy!


  1. Great list, Deb! Glad you are back to sharing your finds.

    1. Thanks, Jacqi! Great to be back among the blogging.

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    1. True,

      Thanks for stopping by to read and leave a comment. Hope you found some intersting tidbits. As you can see, spend tons of time reading. :)

  3. Great list Deb Ruth!

    I'm especially glad to know that you included my genea-friend's post (Robyn of Reclaiming Kin asks "Do You Have an Artificial Brick Wall?") on your list this week!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Liv,

    Glad you enjoyed the post! Loved Robyn's post! She always has great information.

    You have a great weekend too!

  5. Thanks for the mention, Deb! Sorry to be late with the message...

    1. You are most welcome, Heather! Nutfield is one of my favorite blogs!

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    1. Heather,

      Too kind! Great to be back ...