It wasn't an easy trip
Linda Gartz tells an exciting story of her grandfather Joseph Gartz’ trip to America in “Terror Atop the Train” at Family Archaeologist.
I wanna be a mobile scanner warrior girl like Midge Frazel. Check out the “Mobile Warrior Kit” at Granite in My Blood.
Blogging Buddies Build a Better Research Plan
Amy Coffin and Denise Levenick have paired up to help one another accomplish their 2011 genealogy resolutions; read about it in “Blogging Buddies and Genealogy Resolutions” at We Tree and “Blogging Buddies and Genealogy Resolutions, report from the West Coast Partner” at The Family Curator.
Where to put the family tree
I found Dick Eastman’s post “From the In-box: Which Online Software to Use?” at Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter very helpful, since I hear a lot about the various online sites for posting family trees but don’t really understand the differences. Eastman divides them into “Contribute to Someone Else’s Database,” “Own Your Own Database,” and “A Blended Approach: Control a Database that Belongs to Someone Else.”
Neat stuff for the iPad
Check out “iPad Apps to Try” at Maureen Taylor’s Photo Detective. I’m not one of those who received an iPad for Christmas (I did receive a MacBook Pro, however) or already had one, but I plan on getting one eventually.
Oh, yeah, those are resolutions I could keep
One of my favorite New Year’s resolutions review posts: “New Year’s Resolutions Redux” at The Genealogy Gals. Don’t read this with a full mouth or full anything else.
James Tanner at Genealogy’s Star makes some provocative (and, in this blogger’s view, overdue) observations regarding how we should treat “primary” and “secondary” sources in “Primary, Secondary, or what?”
For more suggested blog reading, check out Follow Friday: Around the Blogosphere at Susan Petersen's Long Lost Relatives.net and "Some neat Genea-bloggers posts for today" at Randy Seaver's Genea-Musings.
Happy First Blogoversary to Linda McCauley at Documenting the Details!
Happy Third Blogoversary to Tonia at Tonia’s Roots!
This week I started following these blogs:
An American Genealogy
Blood and Frogs
Denise’s Life in the Past Lane
Genealogy for the Family Historian
My Genealogical Quest
My Research Week
Um, well, better than last week. I did some stuff. Bits and pieces, but at least it was something. A lot of the focus was on some "offshoot" families, as in, there were people who married into my lines whom I considered to be of interest, so I also looked into their other spouses and the children by those spouses. Even though they are not blood relations, I still consider them to be of interest. The next area I plan to work on this weekend is taking care of genealogy correspondence - I'm seriously behind there.