Friday, October 11, 2013

Genealogy Blogs, News & Tidbits #11

Genealogy blogs, news and tidbits for this week.


Leland & Patty Meitzler of GenealogyBlog share a poem to commemorate Family History Month.

Ancestry Anne of Ancestry Blog has 10 ways to use to gain historical perspective.

Heard about Mocavo? Cliff Shaw, founder of the site, shares Mocavo Introduces Free Forever - Joins us in the revolution!

Stephanie Lincecum of Southern Graves tells us about gravestones and Google Translator.

Learn about several resources for researching the Spanish American War over on Carolina Family Roots.

Sherrey Meyer of Healing by Writing asks Where Do You Find Inspiration?

Need help with that family online family tree you started? Caroline Pointer of 4 Your Family Story has 10 steps to get on the right track.

Marian Burk Wood of Climbing My Family Tree writes about searching online libraries.

Melody Lassalle of The Research Journal shares Wedding Chapel Wednesday: The crazy way names are spelled.

Very moving post on B&F: Jewish Genealogy and More with Remembering my grandfather.

Margaret McAlpine of Writing Family History has some tantalising family pictures.

Thomas MacEntee of GeneaBloggers shares information to backup (and protect) our genealogy.

James Tanner of Genealogy's Star tells us to think before we edit those old photographs.

Janine Adams of Organize Your Family History writes about using a timer to aid your research.

October edition of the FREE e-magazine Irish Lives Remembered has been posted.

Jacqi Stevens of A Family Tapestry shares Newlyweds in the House.

Gena Phililbert-Ortega of Gena's Genealogy wants to know Are You Related to Mary Yvonne Cadotte?

Lorine McGinnis Schulze of The Olive Tree Genealogy has been thinking about her ancestors and their cars.

Diane Haddad of Genealogy Insider writes about genealogical decorating with pretty (easy) family tree charts.

Ancestry introduces us to Ed Kolenda - winner of the Star of Your Family Contest.

Check out the Fifth Annual Great Genealogy Poem Challenge from Bill West of West in New England.

Stephanie of Teach Your Tree posted Family History Adventures - Step One: Locate.

Excellent read from the Delmarva African American History blog with Chestertown: What's in an 1860 map?

Ed Snyder of The Cemetery Traveler informs us about several Philadelphia cemeteries that will be outsourced.

Blogs discovered this week:

Digging into My Family Roots

D. Joshua Taylor: Forward in Family History

Forget Me Not Notes

Genealogy Canada

you don't choose your family

News (genealogy and history world)

The State Archives of Florida has begun a new project adding historic photographs from the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper, 1950s to 1970s.

Freedmen's Cemetery in Alexandria, Virginia plans a memorial to honor more than 1,800 African-Americans who were buried there between 1864 and 1869.

Interesting article about the settlement of Augusta, Georgia.

DNA test solves 80-year family mystery.

Audio files of Auschwitz survivors go online.

Clemson University yearbook archives had gone digital.

Learn how slaves would have cooked.

The Lady Baltimore statue has been moved to a new home.

Former excs to launch new genealogy startup YouWho.


Excellent information from the Kansas City Public Library with Civil War on the Western Border.

Important information about passwords from Lincoln Spector of PCWorld.

Mapof launches a new website.

Lovely story of a WWII letter finally reaching the daughter of a soldier.

Read how two families discovered each other through slave records.

Genealogy Guys posted a new podcast.

Yes indeed! Cyndi Howell is The Queen of the Genealogy World!

Hope you discover something new and interesting this week.

Happy adventures in genealogy!


  1. Replies
    1. You are most welcome, Bill!. Always look forward to the poems.

  2. Deb! I'm so honored! Thanks for including me in this great line-up of reading resources.

    1. Most welcome, Jacqi! One of my favorite blogs!

  3. Many thanks, Deb, for including my post about searching online libraries!

    1. You are very welcome, Marian. Learn something new each time I read your blog. Thank you!