Friday, October 8, 2010

Follow Friday: 8 October 2010

This Week

Lorine McGinnis Shulze at Olive Tree Genealogy Blog has learned something about the best laid plans: “Genealogy Day: Not as Easy as it Sounded.” Sigh … I guess it happens to a lot of us. And, in another post, she walks us through a couple of examples of the kinds of approaches that may be needed to deal with brick walls: “Brick Wall Ancestor? Go AROUND or Go OVER!”

At Reflections from the Fence, Carol has some tips on another way to back up a blog in “Tuesday’s Tip, My Current Plan for Backing Up Reflections, I Think.”

In a post entitled “Isn’t genealogy supposed to be fun?” James Tanner at Genealogy’s Star asserts that not everything about genealogy amounts to fun, and that the component of “fun” is not why he does genealogy. Well ... what’s not fun about it? Tanner also picks up a subject brought up by Marian Pierre-Louis at Roots and Rambles: “Is history all genealogy?” (featured here last week).

At Personal Past Meditations – A Genealogical Blog, Daniel Hubbard muses “You Never Know Who Is Hiding in Those Details.” The details in this case were in a will. The “who” might not be a relative, but could still be fascinating.

In a very touching post entitled “Visiting Holy Cross Cemetery,” Elyse of Elyse’s Genealogy Blog reflects on loss and growing up.

And, just in case you have been in total isolation and out of touch this week – don’t miss the Memento Mori edition of Shades, The Magazine at Shades of the Departed.

For more suggested genealogy blog reading, check out John Newmark’s Weekly Genealogy Picks at TransylvanianDutch and Randy Seaver’s Best of the Genea-Blogs at Genea-Musings.

Many thanks to Barbara at Life from the Roots for sharing the Genea-Angel Award.

And a big “thank you” to Jasia at Creative Gene for featuring my post in this month’s Carnival of Genealogy.

This week I started following these blogs:

It’s All Relative

Staats Place

Penny’s Genes

The Keough Corner


  1. Thanks for the shout out, you had a special week, congrats, you earned ALL the clapping you received.

  2. Aw, Carol, thanks. Also, I have really been looking for additional ways to back up the blog - way too much work to lose!