Friday, June 25, 2010

Follow Friday: 25 June 2010

This week

Splogging is the subject of the week:

“Splog Alert – Violating Copyright” and “Rootsfeed Update” at Geneabloggers

“Splog Happens” at footnoteMaven

“Real GeneaBloggers don’t SPLOG” at Dear Myrtle

“A Genealogy Splog” at Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

“Really Simple Syndication – or Stealing?” at TransylvanianDutch

“RSS Feeds and Splogs – a legal view” at Genealogy’s Star

and probably some others that I have missed.

The past year has been one during which many of our fellow GeneaBloggers have lost close family members. Cindy at Everything’s Relative has written an extraordinary tribute to her father in “The First Father’s Day.”

Leah at The Internet Genealogist provides some helpful hints for genealogy searches at in “Follow Friday: Genealogy Sub-Categories.”

Valerie at Begin with Craft provides an informative table on terms and prices for obtaining vital records in the southern states in “The Price of Research in the South.”

There has been excellent coverage of the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree. This week Miriam at AnceStories wrote a post reviewing her experience there and outlining how she would approach her next convention in “Southern California Genealogical Society’s 2010 Jamboree: The Conclusion.” This post really hit home for me as I look forward to attending the FGS Conference.

At GeneaBloggers Thomas MacEntee has inaugurated a great new “theme” – “Open Thread Thursday” - with a timely topic in “Open Thread Thursday: Virtual Presentations.”

Denise Levenick at The Family Curator has some great advice for her fellow genealogy bloggers in “Summer Survival Guide for Genealogy Bloggers – What is your Blog Doing for Summer Vacation?”

A fascinating online database is featured by Diane Haddad, the Genealogy Insider, in “Historical Photo Database Shows NYC’s Lower East Side Tenements.”

Bill West of West in New England has started a new blog of reflections on non-genealogy topics: East of the Sun, West of the Moon.

This week I started following these blogs:

Ancestors Connect

Branches of My Family Tree

The Brickwall Society

Daily Tombstone Photo

Jirene’s Genealogy Treasures

Pawprints Guiding Me to the Past

Reflections on Genealogy Research

Sassy Jane Genealogy

Touching Family History


  1. Greta - Thanks so much for the mention this week!

  2. I really look forward to your Follow Friday suggestions. Thanks for the post.

  3. Thanks for the shout out, Greta! :-)

  4. Greta, I love your Follow Friday --- lately my blogging time (writing and reading) have been severely curtailed by LIFE. You keep me on track, in the loop, and a happy cammper.

  5. I always find the best things from your Follow Fridays : )

  6. Thanks for the mention of the new blog, Greta!

  7. Cindy, Amy, Miriam, Joan, Tipper, and Bill - Thank you all for stopping and commenting! I learn so much from you!

  8. I am still catching up after the long 4th of July weekend, and am happy to fing your FF. Thank you so much for including The Family Curator; I'm delighted to be in such good company!