Saturday, November 16, 2013

Genealogy Blogs, News & Tidbits #16

Genealogy blogs, news and tidbits for this week.


Wonderful tribute from Nutfield Genealogy with 2013 Veteran's Day Military Honor Roll Project Contributions.

Susan Donaldson of Family History Fun shares My Code Breaker Father.

Excellent information from Pam Velazquez of Ancestry Blog about using the site card catalog.

Cindy Freed of Genealogy Circle takes a look at the U.S. National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers.

Dick Eastman of Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter introduces us to Great Aunt Alice. This website is a "directory of family history researchers based across the UK and around the world".

Sally Knudsen of Sally Searchers shares Tombstone Tuesday - Wrought Iron Remains.

What is a spoonerism? Learn all about this topic over on GenealogyBank with Mary Harrell-Sesniak.

Kristin of Finding Eliza posts The Great Migration in Poetry-Winter in St. Antoine.

Elyse Doerflinger of Elyse's Genealogy Blog gives us tips for Conquering Genealogy Clutter.

Kat Mortensen of My Mother's Roots posted a lovely siblings photograph.

Sharn White of Family History 4U shares Scottish Valuation Rolls - What can they tell us about Ancestors?

Congratulations to two family history researchers! Chris of The Ancestor Digger with A Long-standing Brick Wall Comes Tumbling Down. Smadar Belkind Gerson of Past-Present-Future tells us a Brick Wall Comes Tumbling Down!

Lorine McGinnis Schulze of The Olive Tree Genealogy tells the tale of an ancestor who lost a wife and 4 children in 7 years.

Lisa Louise Cooke of Genealogy Gems informs us The Victoria Genealogical Society (Canada) has begun a new memory project.

Angela Y. Walton-Raji of My Ancestor's Name shares Surviving Against the Odds. Many Rivers To Cross: Episode #4.

Melissa Mannon of ArchivesINFO writes about holiday food memories.

Amy Coffin of The We Tree Genealogy Blog shares When Bad Ancestors Happen to Good People.

Do you read shorthand? Stephanie Pitcher Fishman of Corn and Cotton needs a little help!

Read about Google Books about Hungarian Social History on Édes-Orbán Family.

Deb of A Pocket Full of Family Memories shares a moving Ode To Remembrance.

Over on The In-Depth Genealogist Jennifer Alford tells us to be smart, then smarter in your goal making.

Jacqi Stevens of A Family Tapestry writes about The Oldest In The Family.

Joy Neighbors of A Grave Interest talks about the history of the U.S. National Cemetery System.

Blogs discovered this week:

Black Raven Genealogy

The Cemetery Traveler

Genealogy Lady

Generations Gone By's Weblog

Historical Melungeons

News (genealogy and history world)

Article about saving a historic slave cemetery while forging a lasting relationship.

Historic African American cemetery in Queen Village larger than thought.

Family finds forgotten soldier in cemetery of Alberta ghost town.

Learn how a historian ended up with a priceless Gettysburg artifact.

Tribal Code Talkers Being Honored By Congress.


Book reviews - Donoghue's History of the Celts is luck for the Irish reader & Genealogy Took Kit by John P. Deeben.

National Day of Listening is just around the corner. Adds Historic Maps Dating Back To The 1700s.

Learn about Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, New York.

The Smithsonian tells us about a daring escape from Eastern State Penitentiary.

Fun read - Rob Kantner: Find a cemetery and you'll find a story.

CBS will be streaming the JFK assassination coverage live online in real time.

National Archives Ustream - The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and Medics Behind Nazi Lines by Cate Lineberry.

Two Facebook articles - Facebook Helps Family Separated By War Reunited Decades Later & When a Piece of History Washed Ashore Facebook Helped Me Get It Home.

Hope you discover something new and interesting this week.

Happy adventures in genealogy!


  1. Thank you for the mention!

  2. Thank you very much for the mention!

    1. Jennifer,

      Most welcome! Always enjoy your blog posts.

  3. Deb, thanks once again for the honor of being included in your list!

    1. Jacqi,

      You are very welcome. Love following along on your road to discovery!

  4. had to stop by the Cemetery Traveler that was so interesting. Plan on stopping by a few more. These were Great.

    1. True,

      Glad you are enjoying the post. Love the Cemetery Traveler too. Have fun reading!

  5. Hi Deb, thanks for the mention,