Saturday, November 2, 2013

Genealogy Blogs, News & Tidbits #14

Genealogy blogs, news and tidbits for this week.


Kenneth R. Marks of The Ancestor Hunt tells us 6 Best Ways to Not Find Your Ancestors. What a hoot!

Amy Coffin of The We Tree Genealogy Blog found gold using city directories.

Love this post! Fun with Family Tree Maker: Most Popular Male Names by Schalene Dagutis of Tangled Roots and Trees.

Read about A.C. Ivory over on Hack Genealogy.

Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings asks Are You Using Social Media for Genealogy?

The National Genealogical Society is calling for guest bloggers - ethnic communities found within the United States -- genealogy/family history research.

The Illinois State Genealogical Society announced the 2014 Webinar Lineup. Sign up!

Arlene Stafford Wilson talks about recording and sharing family stories.

Story of new found cousin and photograph of 2nd great grandmother from Diane of Nuts From the Family Tree.

Would have loved being in New England last week! What fun it would have been to attend the GeneaBloggers Panel discussion. Congratulations to Healther Wikinson Rojo, Lucie Consentino, Marian Pierre-Louis, Cynthia Shenette and Bill West.

Laura Cosgrove of The Last Leaf On This Branch posts Thankful Thursday - Guides from the Past.

Cecily Cone Kelly of One Bad Apple Genealogy "writes" a letter to her grandparents about haunted houses.

Fun read by  Ameya Warde on A.Warde & Co. with And you thought that over-sharing was a product of the digital age!

Judy Russell of The Legal Genealogist shares an informative DNA post with Those pesky percentages.

Nancy of My Ancestors and Me and other relatives, too shares a lovely post with Houses/Home/Heartstrings.

Most adorable little girl over on Ancestors Live Here by Leslie Ann.

Caroline Pointer of explains how can "profoundly" affect your genealogy research.

Jennifer Shoer of The Scrappy Genealogist posts Rubber, Baby, Buggy, Bumpers!

Irish Genealogy News shares a trio of Gazettes brought together in free online service.

Bill West of West in New England found two more witches in the family tree!

Outstanding tip from ProBlogger with One Activity You Should Do On Your Blog Every Day.

WikiTree brings a guest post by Jen Baldwin with Finding Fraternal Societies.

Tracy Meyers of Family Preserves tells us that her collateral is good!

Excellent advice from Marian Pierre-Louis of Marian's Roots & Rambles about naming your blog or website.

Learn about surviving rabies 100 years ago on the National Museum of American History Blog.

Audrey Collins of The Family Recorder shares Memories of the Probate Service - Somerset House.

Michele Simmons Lewis of Ancestoring tells us how to add a citation to a document.

Thomas MacEntee of High-Definition Genealogy announces his new e-book Preserving Your Family's Oral History and Stories.

Lowcountry Wall of Listening is slated for November 29, 2013. Check out the Facebook page to get all the details.

Debra Watkins of Debs Dwellings has a guest post on Victorian Supersleuth  - Fred Ward - 'My' Convict.

Janice Brown of New Hampshire's History Blog shares White Star Line Steamships: The Changing Face of Early 20th Century Immigration.

Blogs discovered this week:

Help Me With My Family Tree ...

Identifinders' Blog

Jen on Gen

Polish Origins

Stone House Historical Research

News (genealogy and history world)

National Library of Ireland teams up with Google for online exhibition.

As if the family historian did not already know! Homes near cemeteries sell for 13 percent more than ones near the living.

Interesting read - N.Y. Chinatown Family Finds Roots In Early Chinese Cinema.

Check out Photos of Famous Landmarks While They Were Still Under Construction.

UNC, state library link to National Digital Library.

Read how a WWII-era telegram was redelivered.

New blog launched to tell stories of Ellis Island Immigrants.

139 Artworks Stolen From Jews During WWII Found in Dutch Museums.

Learn about embalming history in the United States.

Great read - The Man Who Loved Cemeteries.


Book reviews - 'The Family: Three Journeys into the Heart of the Twentieth Century’ by David Laskin  & Uncovered After 70 Years: A Book Sharing Traditional Spanish Recipes from The Civil War Period.

Using the website MakeUseOf? Great article with 6 places to read old newspapers and archived news online.

Lovely pictures of Zalipie: Poland’s Painted Village.

Anzacs Project on WikiTree.

Excellent information from Robin Foster - Five ways to overcome your genealogy research hurdle.

Wheaton Surname Resources site has a beginners guide to genetic genealogy.

Check out the article - Answering the questions: Youths need to know about family, culture.

This week on BlogTalkRadio Bernice Bennett presents Strategies For Using Autosomal DNA - Part II.

Hope you discover something new and interesting this week.

Happy adventures in genealogy!


  1. Replies
    1. Most welcome, Laura! So glad you are back blogging. Always love your stuff!

  2. Replies
    1. Very welcome, Tracy. So glad to discover your blog! Looking forward to even more reading.

  3. Thank you for including my post, Deb. I appreciate it.

    1. Most welcome, Nancy. Lovely, lovely post!

  4. Thanks for mentioning my blog post, Deb!

    1. You are welcome, Heather! Just wish I could have attended. What lucky geneabloggers!

  5. Thank you for mentioning my post! I read this article because a twitter friend was mentioned and was so surprised to see my name! :D

    1. Very welcome, Ameya! Love reading your blog. Thank YOU for a wonderful post.

  6. Replies
    1. Most welcome, Bill! Loved the post! Fun family finds.

  7. Always fascinating reading. Your News & Tidbits posts are the ones I look forward to the most of all the blogs I reads, I think. Thanks!

    1. Jo,

      Thank you! Certainly made my day. Glad you are enjoying the posts. I read so much that it seems criminal not to share. :)

  8. Your News & Tidbits posts are the ones I look forward to the most of all the blogs I reads, I think. Thanks!

  9. Thank you! Glad you are enjoying the posts.