This Week in Genea-Blogging
In “Second-Hand Memories,” Nancy at My Ancestors and Me shares some perceptive reflections on the role of second-hand memories in our experience of our ancestors and their lives. A wonderful windup to the old year!
iPhoto is my picture application and I’m almost a total illiterate in using it. I mean, I can do some basic editing and organizing functions ... but not much else. So I was happy that Denise Olson posted “Digging into iPhoto - Photo Organization” at Moultrie Creek Gazette. Her post covers basics and more refined aspects of photo organization; I can see a new goal sneaking its way into my 2011 plan: Photo organization. Thanks, Denise! I think.
Apropos of this post, Denise Levenick at The Family Curator posts about another important but little-known feature of iPhoto in “iPhoto Library Hides Photos in Plain View.”
Tech savvy plus artistically creative
A+++ to Lucie LeBlank Consentino at Lucie’s Legacy for innovative and creative use of the Flip-Pal scanner; check out “A Quick Flip-Pal Scan” and see!
A super-helpful hint
At d kay s days, dkaysdays gives one of the most basic but most-forgotten tips for success: “Tuesday’s Tip: Practice Random Acts of Gratitude.”
The glory of footnotes
In “The #1 Thing That Impacted my Research in 2010,” Marian Pierre-Louis at Roots & Rambles writes about using footnotes from journals in location-based research.
The Flying Tigers
Jennifer Holik-Urban at Family History Research has published her first book, To Soar with the Tigers: The Life and Diary of Flying Tiger Robert Brouk. I was excited to see this news in “To Soar with the Tigers is available for purchase,” since my family tree includes a Flying Tiger (a relative by marriage; his wife was part of my Moore line), Claude Bryant “Skip” Adair, and I’ll be checking Jennifer’s book out!
Amy raises the bar
Scrapbooking, digital scrapbooking, digital slide shows, and now videos as a medium to tell the family history. Check it out at Amy Coffin’w We Tree Blog in “Genealogy Videos: Family History in 3 Minutes.”
A Big Week
The 101st Carnival of Genealogy has been posted at Creative Gene!
Shades of the Departed “Out West Edition” is here!
A new blog
Check out Bill West’s new blog, The Old Colony Graveyard Rabbit.
Happy Second Blogoversary to Linda Hughes Hiser at Flipside!
Happy Third Blogoversary to Donna Pointkouski at What’s Past Is Prologue!
For more suggested genealogy reading, check out Around the Blogosphere at Susan Petersen’s Long Lost Relatives.net and Best of the Genea-Blogs at Randy Seaver’s Genea-Musings.
This week I started following these blogs:
It’s All Relative (I actually already followed this blog somehow but wasn’t on the Google followers thing)
Beth’s Genealogy Blog
The Genealogy Biker
The Virtual Dime Museum
Value Meals on the Volga
My Research Week
I received a family picture from a Brinlee this cousin this week - a real New Year’s gift - thanks, Sandy. A cousin through the Brinlee line also contacted me this week - we’ll see what information we can share. And I’m back to Brinlee research. Slow but steady.
My new helper
... is my MacBook Pro. It’s so pretty. It’s shiny. I love it.