Friday, March 4, 2011

Friday News Letter and Follow News: 4 March 2011

This Week in Genea-Blogging

What do you do?

Susan Petersen at Long Lost 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 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

Fantastic Electrisoil

Genealogical Masonry


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!


  1. Thanks for the mention of the post about the skeletons in closet, Greta! I appreciate it very much!

  2. Thanks for the mention of my post about Lewis Hine. Mel Wolfgang left a comment on the post and said he will be speaking on the topic at the NERGC conference in April.