Friday, September 27, 2013

Genealogy Blogs, News & Tidbits #9

Genealogy blogs, news and tidbits for this week.


Amazing combination of photography, history and letters in Sepia Saturday 195: 21 September 2013 by Alex Daw of Family Tree Frog.

Michael J. Leclerc of Mocavo blog writes about modern burial practices and their impact on family research.

Jen Baldwin writes about creative thinking over on the Archives blog.

Taneya Y. Koonce of Taneya's Genealogy Blog tells us how to get on Genealogy Roadshow (or not).

Midge Frazel of Granite in My Blood offers suggestion to marking temporarily marking headstones while taking photographs.

DNAeXplained - Geneatic Genealogy gives us Daughtered Out - Holding the Torch.

Beth Foulk of Genealogy Decoded tells us about the book German Immigrant Servant Contracts Registered at the Port of Philadelphia.

Jennifer Holik writes Thinking Ethnically: A Different Approach to Your Ancestors on Archives.

Julie Goucher of Anglers Rest asks the question Just Genealogy?

Amy Johnson Crow shares information on finding the regiment: the key to researching your Civil War ancestor on Archives website.

Mexican Genealogy site shares a listing of Tamaulipas, Mexico Online Genealogy Resources.

Thomas MacEntee of GeneaBloggers posted an interesting Open Thursday Thread with Banned Genealogy Record?

Stephanie Pitcher Fishman of Teach Your Tree offers a free homeschooling family history ebook.

Lynn Palermo of The Armchair Genealogist shares four steps to a family history timeline.

Lowcounty Africana tells us about slave dwellings hidden in plain sight.

Linda Dooley of 1625 Lincoln Avenue writes about a wonderful family discover on Facebook.

Outstanding post by Russ Worthington of A Worthington Weblong with New Thoughts on "Brick Walls".

Roots from the Bayou shares Family Recipe Friday - Pineapple Coffee Cake.

Stephanie Lincecum of Southern Graves posts Flashback Friday: Sardis Flowers.

Blogs discovered this week:

Climbing My Family Tree: one branch at a time

Grace and Glory

Irish in the American Civil War

The Long Way Home

Our Own History

News (genealogy and history world)

From Silicon Republic - 1916 Rising digital-archiving project: Trinity College Dublin calls on public to upload old letters and photos.

The Mississippi Archives and Records Services Division received a grant to digitize newspapers between 1836 and 1922.

Civil War letters turned into a book.

Tennessee State Library and Archives announced the addition of more than 1 million newspaper pages to the Chronicling America project.

Interesting article - Dead Reckoning: Where were El Paso's earliest cemeteries?

The Library of Congress posts 71 Digital Portals to State History. They also want to hear from veterans for their history project.

Maureen A. Taylor aka the Photo Detective talks about "reading" a family photo album.

Check out New Jersey Digital Highway - they describe themselves as "one stop" for  New Jersey history. Information from the collections of New Jersey libraries, museums, archives and historical societies.

Read how Gallatin (Montana) family history volunteers save 37,000 records online.

Article from Forbes by Nathan Raab about 6 steps to protect your family heirlooms, antiques and treasures.

This week GeneaBloggers introduces genealogy blogger Jenny Lowe.

Hope you discover something new and interesting this week.

Happy adventures in genealogy!


  1. Replies
    1. You are most welcome, Midge! Loved the idea! Thinking will be using very soon. Thanks for stopping by to leave a response.

  2. Thanks for sharing Teach Your Tree, Deb! I really appreciate it. Great picks as usual!

    1. My dear, Stephanie! You are very welcome. Will be downloading a copy for my granddaughters. Thank you!