This Week in Genea-Blogging
What do you do?
Susan Petersen at Long Lost Relatives.net asks one of our favorite questions: “What To Do with Skeletons in the Closet” and gets a lot of interesting answers!
Another excellent question
is posed by Lorine McGinnis Shulze at Olive Tree Genealogy Blog: “Are Genealogists Desensitized to Horrors and Tragedies?” Many interesting responses to this question, too.
Please find me!
If, like many of us, you want the subjects and ancestral names you write about on your blogs to appear prominently (= near the top) in Google searches, check out Joan Miller’s post “SEO [search engine optimization] for Surnames” at the Luxegen Genealogy Blog.
A cautionary tale
at Travis LeMaster’s TLGenes: Preserving Our Family History, amusing and unnerving at the same time: “Heritage For Sale.”
A couple of articles on “false geography”
Randy Seaver’s “Dear Randy: Why the False Geography in Your Database?” at Genea-Musings
John Newmark’s “Place Name Standardization” at TransylvanianDutch Which way to go?
Check out the rant and the neologisms
at Genea-Musings in Randy Seaver’s “Reader’s Genea-Rant - my cousin’s done genealogy research, and it’s wrong!” A new tradition - genea-rants! (Or is it a new name for an old tradition?)
No easy answer to this one
Elyse at Elyse’s Genealogy Blog has an interesting and difficult dilemma: “To Research Or Not To Research?”
For the fascinating story of a photographer
and of the child laborers he photographed, read Heather Rojo’s post “Genealogy and Lewis Hine” at Nutfield Genealogy, and check out the links.
I can stop writing and die happy ...
because T.K. at Before My Time has expressed my exact thoughts on technology for genealogy and genealogy as an avocation (and why I love it) in “February Ruminations.”
For more suggested blog reading ...
Check out “Follow Friday: 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:
A Tree Full of Parrotts - Untangling the Roots
Buried in a New World
Keeping the Story Alive
Kentucky & Tennessee Stories
More Than Names
Who We Were, Are & Will Be Our Family
My Research Week
Finally - months after the trip to Greenville - I have confronted the large pile of documents resulting from that trip. I have started working on the documents, transcribing and extracting information. This is a big job, but I am already finding new information on the Moore family. Now if my eyes can just take the strain of trying to read all those pages. Also, distant Norman and Dalrymple cousins have contacted me through the blog. Hoping to hear more!