Friday, September 20, 2013

Genealogy Blogs, News & Tidbits #8

Genealogy blogs, news and tidbits for this week.


Interesting idea for collaborative genealogy from Taneya's Genealogy Blog.

Geneafriend, Jen Baldwin talks about homesteader ancestors on the Archives blog.

Great post that I somehow missed several weeks ago! Stephanie Pitcher Fishman of Corn and Cotton shares tons of information on Roughnecks and Parlor Boys: Researching Railroad Ancestors.

Angela Y. Walton-Raji of My Ancestor's Name writes Welcoming the Pioneer Infantries Home.

From Helen Smith's Keyboard we learn how newspaper articles add personality to our ancestors.

Goodness! What chops! Check out A Gentleman and His Giant Mustache in Brooklyn, New York on The Cabinet Card Gallery.

Ken of Family Tree Knots asks zombies in the census?

Lynn Palermo of The Armchair Genealogist tells us about her number 1 app for the family history traveler.

Thomas MacEntee shares wonderful tips and tricks using message groups and mailing lists.

Dick Eastman writes about the website HistoryPin. "It is a non-profit web site that encourages people, groups and organisations to work together to digitize and publish as much history".

Paul Rawlins over on the Ancestry Blog posts Gather 'Round the Table: Get the Conversation Going with Global Commenting.

Kenneth R. Marks of The Ancestor Hunt shares 14 ways to find someone's death information.

Interesting read - Andrew May on writing family history on Family & Colonialism Research Network.

Enjoyed Merron Riddiford's of Western District Families blog Stretching My Genealogy Muscles.

We learn from the GenealogyBlog that North Carolina City Directories 1860-1963 are now online.

Illinois State Genealogical Society Blog tells about their upcoming webinars.

Carrie Keele of Not Your Mother's Genealogy talks about preserving scrapbooks from the past: Canon DSLR vs. Flip-Pal.

Blogs discovered this week:

The Faerie Folk Hid My Ancestors!

I'll be seeing you in all the familiar places ...

Roots from the Bayou

Virginia Pioneers - Virginia Genealogy

What Do You Mean We're Irish?

News (genealogy and history world)

The UK National Archives talks about the "new look" coming for their website.

Congratulations! Cyndi's List celebrates 15 years!

Interactive map depicting the Battle of Antietam from the Civil War Trust.

Maryland researchers - Maryland State Archives has launched a new user guide to Special Collections.

Interesting read - Gettysburg museum butts heads with Library of Congress over copy of Lincoln's speech.


Great radio interview with author of book "Mastering The Art of Soviet Cooking". Combining food and family history!

Read how a 200 year old Family history relic was returned.

Dublin City library has the 1908 Electoral Rolls free & online.

GeneaBloggers reminds us of the upcoming PBS show Genealogy Roadshow.

Interesting article by Daniel Rasmus of iPhone Life Magazine - Too Many Photos? Organize and Share Your Pictures Using Printic and Tapsbooks.

Hope you discover something new and interesting this week.

Happy adventures in genealogy!


  1. Thanks Deb for including my article. I Appreciate it!

    1. Most welcome, Kenneth! Always great stuff on your blog.

  2. Thanks for the multiple shout outs Deb!

    1. As always, you are very welcome Thomas! Each day you entertain and teach us something new! Thank you!!

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    1. Merron,

      You are welcome! Thanks for stopping by to read and leave a comment. Looking foward to following you in the future.

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    1. You are very welcome, Helen! Outstanding post!

  5. Two Aussies in your list this week. Great stuff.