It’s that time of year when we’re feeling squeezed for time again – and this week it is Cynthia Shenette at Heritage Zen asking in a Follow Friday post: “How Do You Manage?”
At a3 Genealogy, Kathleen Brandt writes about one of my favorite genealogical tools in “Can’t Find Records? Use Formation Maps.” She provides several useful examples and a link to Virginia Formation Maps.
“A Family Historian” at Walking My Tree asks an interesting question: “Where do I stop?” As in, to what extent should stepfamilies be included in a family tree? Should they be given a separate tree?
How and why genealogy can sometimes help pull us out of the lows that life’s tragedies and rough spots bring us to is touchingly described by Cheryl Palmer at Heritage Happens in “Sentimental Sunday – The Roller Coaster of Emotions – Has it stopped on a High or a Low?”
Some good tips on using Google New Archive by Kimberly Powell at Kimberly’s Genealogy Blog: “Finding Family History in Google News Archive.”
Just gotta feature a great post on my city, Washington, D.C. (well, I actually live in the suburbs, but still…): Elizabeth O’Neal tells us “What I Did Over My Summer Vacation: Part 1 – Independence Day and the DAR” at Little Bytes of Life.
Jennifer at Rainy Day Genealogy Readings has some good ideas about using a Kindle for genealogy-related reading and research in “Online Reading on the Kindle.”
Laura Leigh at Moore History – Deep in the Heart of Texas has been writing a series on using descendancy research to break through brick walls; in her latest post in this series, “Breaking through Brick Walls Part 5: Descendancy Research,” relates how she used Facebook in these efforts.
In “Painting the Full Picture,” Nolichucky Roots has some wise and wistful reflections on all the emotions, thoughts, and reactions that a funeral can evoke – things that will never be revealed by names, dates, and data.
No one will ever again be able to say that genealogists don’t have a sense of humor. Clue Wagon. “In Which I Piss Off Pretty Much The Entire Genealogy Establishment.” Still recovering.
Happy First Blogoversary to Barbara at Life from the Roots! Catch Barbara’s Top Ten Posts: This week it is “Top Ten – Hints,” but if you scroll back, there are several other Top Tens.
For more suggested genealogy blog reading, check out Randy Seaver’s Best of the Genea-Blogs at Genea-Musings.
This week I started following these blogs:
Southern Family History
Teresa’s Tangled Roots
This will be my last “regular” Follow Friday for a while. There may be occasional Follow features, perhaps discussions of topics raised in other blogs, or even a full “This Week” now and then, but I am experiencing a real time crunch (much as John at TransylvanianDutch has described). Right now there are a lot of developments going on in several different areas of my research and I have a lot of material to write up, digest, and incorporate.