Saturday, November 9, 2013

Genealogy Blogs, News & Tidbits #15

Genealogy blogs, news and tidbits for this week.


Jennifer over on Jen On Gen shares Fashionable Memories: The Middy Blouse.

Excellent post fromThomas MacEntee over on Learn about using mortality schedules.

Cynthia of Chicago Genealogy tells us about online marriage indexes for Cook County.

Congratulations to Taneya Y. Koonce of Taneya's Genealogy Blog! Taneya was featured in a major genealogical magazine!

Discover Little Carl Martin Gillberg's Cause of Death with Jana Last of Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

Julie Cahill Tarr of Julie's Genealogy & History Hub tells us about the Southern California Genealogy Society's 14th Annual GENEii Writing Contest.

Janice Nickerson shares a lovely family project in Grace - Celebrating a Life Lived Well.

From Jennifer Geraghty-Gorman of 'On a flesh and bone foundation': An Irish History we have Travel Tuesday: By the sea ...

Fun post by Heather Collins on Young & Savvy Genealogists - Getting Started: Why You Should.

Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings tells us how to attach documents to persons in the FamilySearch Family Tree.

Emily Aulicino of dna-genealem's genetic genealogy writes DAR Accepts DNA ... The Second Time Around.

Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman of Genealogical Gems writes about Plan Your Epitaph Day.

Lovely read from ScotSue of Family History Fun with Remembrance Day Challenge: Grandad William Danson - A War Hero.

Kathleen Brandt of a3Genealogy shares Using Early Tax Lists for Genealogy in KY, V, and TN.

Leslie Ann of Ancestors Live Here tells us Don't Count Your Ancestors Before They're Hatched.

Kenneth R. Marks of The Ancestor Hunt shares 7 Time Management Tips for Genealogy Researchers.

Kimberly Powell of Genealogy talks about genealogy in our schools.

Pam Velazquez shares cemetery etiquette on the Ancestry Blog.

Jennifer Shoer of The Scrappy Genealogist tells us Social Media Mayhem - It's Everywhere, It's Everywhere!

Read about the Honor Roll Project over on Nutfield Genealogy by Heather Wilkinson Rojo.

JL Beeken of JLog tells us how to get more from Find A Grave.

Dannell Altman-Newell of Talking Box Genealogy gives us Genealogy Basics: The 1940 Census.

From Kaity Cookson of Kaity Cooks On we have A New Project: From My Grandmother's Recipe Box.

Polly FitzGerald Kimmitt shares a tool to create your health pedigree.

Andrea Kelleher of How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey tells us what she would place in her time capsule.

Julie Goucher of Anglers Rest shares another Remembrance Day Photo Challenge post.

On Sassy Jane Genealogy we have Dating Vintage Photos.

Learn about The American Battle Monuments Commission Website on GenealogyBlog.

Elizabeth Lapointe of Genealogy Canada tells us the Ontario GenWeb offers questions and answers on genealogy research - free of charge!

The Smithsonian tells shares The Last Civil War Veterans Who Lived to Be Over 100 ... Or Did They?

Gena Philibert-Ortega of Gena's Genealogy posts about the Directory of Catholic Cemeteries.

Michael John Neill of reminds us a marriage register give two witnesses.

This week on GeneaBloggers we are introduced to Ellie of Ellie's Ancestors.

Valerie Elkins of Family Cherished announces The 2013 Awards for Top Genealogy/Family History Boards on Pinterest.

On The Genlighten Blog there is a call for a researcher for every library in the United States.

Over on Family History with the Lineagekeeper we learn that not all ancestral hair styles were a good idea.

DearMYRTLE shares the moving post Remembering Blanche.

Cindy Freed shares Digital or Bust. Is That The Question? on The In-Depth Genealogist.

Dick Eastman of Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter shares a book review for Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques.

Take a tour of the Family Tree DNA Lab with Jennifer Zinck of Ancestor Central.

Lovely read from Nancy of My Ancestors and Me and other relatives, too with Houses/Home/Heartstrings.

Blogs discovered this week:

Borreson Cousins

From Here to There - A Searcher's Tale

God's Little Acre: America's Colonial African Cemetery

Hicks family newsletter

Jax Trax

NoTe's To Myself ......

A Patient Genealogist

News (genealogy and history world)

Book review - Isle of Man book reveals WWI 'untold stories'.

Great pictures! Scotland in some of world's first photographs.

Read about the incredible women who went to war as men.

The Imperial War Museum is seeking war stories for their digital history archives.

Interesting - Earliest Photos of 12 Major US Cities.

PBS American Experience has posted information about the Donner Party.

Footlocker holds Pittsburgh artist's sketches of WWII soldiers.

The Archive of spoken Irish from 1920s and 1930s now online.

At historic homes, unearthing a deeper view of slavery.

Nice story about middle school students teaching WWII veterans how to use an app.


NPR Music gives us Holding Music History In Your Hands: Why Archives Matter.

Did you know that homes near cemeteries sell for 13 percent more than other ones near the living?

Speaking of cemeteries ... interesting read about tombstone for Atlanta madam being placed in Oakland Cemetery.

What Was There - "The WhatWasThere project was inspired by the realization that we could leverage technology and the connections it facilitates to provide a new human experience of time and space."

New Jersey turns 350 next year! There is a year-long celebration planned.

Make sure to watch the latest edition of Czech-American TV.

Read how a radar study located more than 30 graves.

27 Maps Showing How NYC Evolved.

Prince William Public Library System in Virginia has a helpful website.

Interesting concept - museums finding preservation partners in local libraries.

Discovered the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

November edition of the Irish Lives Remembered FREE Genealogy Magazine is online.

Hope you discover something new and interesting this week.

Happy adventures in genealogy!


  1. Deb,

    Thanks so much for listing my blog about little Carl Martin Gillberg. I really do appreciate it!

    1. Jana,

      Most welcome! Always enjoy reading your blog posts.

  2. Thanks for listing the Honor Roll Project! You have nice long list, today! I can't wait to check out everything!

    1. Heather,

      Thank YOU for this wonderful project. Enjoy the reading!

  3. Thank you for Listing my Blog of Notes to Myself! I enjoy all your tidbits and news every week.

    1. True,

      Very welcome! Enjoy getting to know you through your blog. Glad you enjoy the posts.

  4. Deb,
    Thanks so much for including the a3Genealogy post! Kathleen

    1. Kathleen,

      As always ... you are most welcome. One of my fav reads is a3Genealogy!

  5. Replies
    1. Leslie,

      Very welcome, geneafriend! ;)

  6. Thanks for discovering my blog, A Patient Genealogist and mentioning me on your blog. I appreciate it greatly.

    1. Devon,

      Most welcome! Enjoy reading your blog.

  7. I know this is late but thank you so much for the mention Deb! :)

  8. Sorry to be so very late in saying thank you, but Thanks very much for the mention, Deb!

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