This Week in Genea-Blogging
A continuing saga
Angela Walton-Raji at My Ancestor’s Name has some follow-up news on the saga of Thomas McElroy as well as on the misrepresentation of his story in the Grant County Museum in “’Old Tom’ in Grant County: A Disappointment and an Opportunity.”
The virtues of 140 characters
At Roots and Rambles, Marian Pierre-Louis tells us “Why I Like Twitter.” Her case for Twitter is very convincing. Still, I imagine there are a few others like me for whom it takes more time to scrunch my thought into 140 characters than it does to write a blog post about it.
Never stop learning
In “Do You Have a Genealogy Learning Plan?” Gena Philibert Ortega of Gena’s Genealogy offers some suggestions for where to find courses and resources for continuing education in genealogy.
What to do with a treasure trove
Excellent advice and an overview of the process of analyzing old letters are provided by Daniel Hubbard in “Love for Letters” at Personal Past Meditations: A Genealogical Blog. Hubbard includes not only physical preservation tips, but also guidelines for digital preservation, storage, and organization and spreadsheet presentation of the information. A must read.
Not just for blogging
The Advent Calendar posts are not just for blogging, as Amanda illustrates at ABT UNK in “Advent Calendar of Xmas Memories 12/17”; she has used them to help her father remember Christmases past. I plan on stealing her idea.
Why do we do it?
Bill West at West in New England asks the question of the week: “What is the worth of a genealogy blog?” Lots of interesting responses, too. Bill, you can always get the genea-bloggers going….
Useful to even more useful
At Long Lost Relatives.net, Susan Pederson writes about even more ways to use the Kindle for genealogy in “Kindle for Genealogy: Redux.”
Barbara Poole’s saga of Delight Adams Benham just gets more and more interesting. The latest installment at Life from the Roots is “Delight Adams Benham and The Rest of the Story” and it has links to the other installments.
Facebook isn't the only party in town
At SpittalStreet.com, we learn that "Facebook may be great, but there are other social networking alternatives for genealogists."
It wouldn’t be Christmas in the Genea-Blogosphere without the tradition of Blog Caroling at footnoteMaven’s place.
I have really enjoyed reading the Advent Calendar posts. I got some wonderful ideas for celebrating Christmas, laughed, shed a tear or two, was actually reminded of a few Christmas memories that I had forgotten, and was thoroughly entertained.
For more suggested blog reading, check out Best of the Genea-Blogs at Randy Seaver’s Genea-Musings, Best Bytes for the Week at Elizabeth O’Neal’s Little Bytes of Life, Around the Blogosphere at Susan Petersen’s Long Lost Relatives.net, and Donna’s Picks at What’s Past Is Prologue.
Happy First Blogoversary to TennLady at Gene Notes!
Happy Second Blogoversary to Claudia at Claudia’s Genalogy Blog!
Happy Belated First Blogoversary to A. C. Ivory at Find My Ancestor!
This week I started following these blogs:
Your Growing Tree
2338 W. Washington Blvd.
Family History News and More
Fur Trade Family History
Going to the West
Joan’s Ponderings and Muses
Luxegen Genealogy and Family History
Melted and Merged: The Smiths
My Rebel Roots
Over Thy Dead Body (Love the URL – “Stiffs and Stones”)
Rosales’ History of the South
The Erudite Genealogist
Your Growing Tree
My Research Week
Nonexistent. Didn't do a scrap of research. Plan on making up for it on my days off.