Friday, October 4, 2013

Genealogy Blogs, News & Tidbits #10

Genealogy blogs, news and tidbits for this week.


Susan Clark of Nolichucky Roots shares Moses and Sarah, bought and sold by Joseph Duncan ~ A Friends of Friends Friday.

From Ms. Vicky of Mariah's Zepher we have I Am Who I Am: I Am Ancestors A Plenty.

Nathan W. Murphy of FamilySearch lists the top ten signs you're a hardcore genealogist.

Great read - Whoa! Genealogy World by Ruby Coleman of Genealogy Lines.

Claire Santry of Irish Genealogy News shares the latest updates from the Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives.

Great tips on caring for your photographic collection from Alex Daw of Family Tree Frog.

Heather Collins of Of Trees & Ink has a "sweet trick" when dealing with Canadian enumeration maps.

Head over to Jersey Root Genealogy for the who? how? and where? of New Jersey Vital Records.

Two great posts this week from Heather Wilkinson Rojo of Nutfield Genealogy. She explains Rogers Group and tells us how to chase away a splogger.

Lovely photographs of The National Mall at night from Shelley Bishop on A Sense of Family.

Excellent accomplishment! 50 Marriage Mondays blogged over on Family Folklore Blog.

Angela Y. Walton-Raji of My Ancestor's Name tells us how sobering artifacts remind us why we research the past.

Valerie Craft of Begin with 'Craft' posts about her ancestor's biography disguised as a pension record.

Caroline Pointer of 4 Your Story shares 5 Tips To Get You Un-Stuck on

Love the photograph posted for Wordless Wednesday on Indiana Dillmans by Daniel G. Dillman.

Looking forward to the 2014 Family History Writing Challenge from Lynn Palermo of The Armchair Genealogist.

Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist informs us about a the new resource in Tracing Your Eastern European Ancestors.

October is National Family History Month! Upfront with NGS shares links and tips for ways to celebrate.

Outstanding post about youth in genealogy from

Denise Coughlin of Denise's Genealogy Adventure shares her "AHA moment".

Blogs discovered this week:

Ascending the Stairs

The Beehive: official blog of the Massachusetts Historical Society

Deb's Delvings in Genealogy

Digital Family Summit

Genealogy Puzzles

Growing Up in Willow Creek

Leah's Family Tree

Young & Savvy Genealogists

News (genealogy and history world)

Henry Louis Gates Jr. writes a very informative piece for The Root called "Was My Black Ancestor a Civil War Soldier?"

Interesting article about the Latino footprint in America: 500 years strong by Ray Suarez.

Learn how a California woman solved a century-old cemetery mystery. announces a new contest! Enter for the chance to win a family history package.

Article - Confederate patents from the Civil War lost by Bob O'Connor.

Incredible story of a woman discovering her grandfather was a Nazi concentration camp commandant.


Check out (pun intended) the tips using interlibrary loan in genealogy by Kimberly Powell of Genealogy.

6 Ways to Use Online Baby Journal to Preserve Family History.

Maryland researcher? Have you seen the Maryland State Archives Inventory of Historic Properties database?

Great read - 17 Things Our Grandparents Did When "Green" Was Just A Color.

Educational site - Czech-American TV.

Test your Civil War Battles knowledge with this fun crossword from Civil War Trust.

Geneabloggers stated a Genealogy Tip Jar over on Pinterst to celebrate Family History Month.

Hope you discover something new and interesting this week.

Happy adventures in genealogy!


  1. Thanks for mentioning two of my posts this week! And the second one had just been posted a few hours! I'm impressed!

    1. Heather,

      You are most welcome! Thank YOU for the excellent post about splogging. Always was a little hazy on what to do in the event this happened. Great post!

  2. What a lovely surprise to find my post mentioned. Thank you.

  3. Thanks for mentioning my post in your list this week, Deb! I'm glad to know you enjoyed it, and honored to be included!

  4. Shelley,

    You are most welcome! Loved the photographs. Even though I live very close to D.C. have rarely seen the monuments at night. Thank you!