This Week in Genea-Blogging
This one got my dander up ...
Not the post, but the book being reviewed. The Minnesota Family Historian addresses an ignorant slander of genealogists in “Book Review: The Genetic Strand.”
Topic of the week
Joan Miller at Luxegen Genealogy writes about “Genea-Bodies: The New Somebodies.” And now that term is showing up in lots of places! Be sure to read the comments as well. This discusison has generated follow-up conversations all over the place right now; I’ll list as many as I can at the bottom of this post.
If you have not checked out
Nancy’s My Ancestors and Me, you definitely should correct that omission. She does some of the best photo analyses - not necessarily for dating pictures, but for figuring out what is going on in a picture. This week she discusses a “Photograph After a Family Argument?” What do you think?
Bill West gets some of the neatest ideas
This week it was to check out his own birth certificate: “What I Learned from my Birth Certificate” at West in New England.
Another slant on the Civil War
Daniel Hubbard muses on the records left by the Civil War on “Seven Score and Ten” at Personal Past Meditations: A Genealogical Blog.
A useful new blog
is recommended at Family Tree May Contain Nuts (“Why I Oughtta!!!”): My Favorite Hatemail: Where mean comments go to die. I’m sure at least a few of us have received these.
See how the pros do it
in “Going to Salt Lake City” at The You Go Genealogy Girls. A good overview of how to plan, what to take, how to haul it around, and how to pace yourself.
Things come together in unusual ways
In “A Blog, An Obituary, and a Little 1892 Dress,” Barbara Poole at Life from the Roots explains how all these items are related and came together in a serendipitous string of events.
to Gen Wish List’s Tina Lyons, who was recently elected Vice President of the Indiana Genealogical Society. Check out the story behind the story in “2011 IGS Conference Recap.”
Getting ready for the big event
At Nutfield Genealogy, Heather Rojo gives a “1940 Census Sneak Peak for Genealogists” as reported in a lecture by Jean Rudd at NERGC.
Keeping track of all that stuff
In “The Genealogy Digital Bookshelf,” Taneya Koonce of Taneya’s Genealogy Blog writes about setting up a new site, her Genealogy Digital Bookshelf, to keep track of e-texts she finds on the Internet Archive.
Uhhh ... check this out ...
“John does genealogy!” at Anglo-Celtic Connections.
“Death Never Gets the Final Word” by Nancy Shively at Family Tree Firsts. She is right. Genealogy is about “telling the stories of people who can no longer tell them themselves.”
General Land Office Stuff You Should Know About
Check out “BLM Website & NARA provide access to General Land Office paperwork” at DearMYRTLE’s Genealogy Blog.
This week I started following these blogs:
Another Day with Donna
Patching My Family Together
Stories from Many Moons Ago
The Researching Archivist
What’s My Lineage? Confessions of a Lineage Group Junkie
Life, Kids and Genealogy
My Favorite Hate Mail: Where mean comments go to die
My Research Week
There was no "What I Learned Wednesday" this week, and you know why? Because spring cleaning and research don't mix very well. This week's target was my home office. The surprising thing is that my genealogy files and materials were actually in pretty good shape. When I could see them. The problem was that many of them were buried beneath piles of non-genealogy junk. Now that all that stuff is cleared away, I'm ready to tackle my research projects and actually get something done.
More on Genea-Bodies, Fun, Profit, Careers in Genealogy, and Much More
GeneaBloggers - "Genealogy Blogging - For Fun or Profit?", "Careers in Genealogy - 'Off the Chart' Thinking," "Genealogy - What Do You Mean It Isn't Free?", and "How Do You Make Money in Genealogy?"
Genea-Musings - “Genealogy - for Fun or Profit?”, “Careers in Genealogy - My Choices Work for Me”, "TANSTAAFGS"
DearMYRTLE’s Genealogy Blog - “Bloggers and speakers and researchers, oh my!”
Clue Wagon - “In Which We (Finally) Discuss Taboo Stuff”
Tricks of the Tree - “Genea-Bodies: A Response to the Comments”
The Armchair Genealogist - “From the Archives: Can I Turn My Love of Genealogy into a Career?” and “My Career in Genealogy or Today I Made $1.28!!”
The We Tree Genealogy Blog - “Genealogy Blogging: For Fun or Profit?”, “Careers in Genealogy: Charting Your Own Course,” “Free Genealogy Isn’t Free,” and “How Do You Make Money in Genealogy?”
Minnesota Family Historian - “Genealogy Blogging - For Fun or Profit?”, “Careers in Genealogy,” and “What Do You Mean It Isn’t Free”
Amanda’s Athenaeum - “Genealogy Blogging - For Fun or Profit?: My Take” and “How Do I Make Money in Genealogy?”
Bayside Blog - “Diving in Thumbs First: My Take on the Paid Genealogy Debate”
Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories - “Genea-opportunities - we each choose what is right for us”
Family History Research - “Joining the ‘Us vs Them’ Discussion”
Ian Hadden’s Family History - “The Pro Versus Hobbyist Genealogist Debate”
You Are Where You Came From - “Genealogy and Profit: A Hobbyist’s Perspective”
The Family History Researcher - “Charging for Genealogy Services Is Not Bad”
Genealogy Frame of Mind - “Let’s Keep All Genealogy Free...”
Genealogy’s Star - “Money, Money, Money and Genealogy”
The Ancestral Archaeologist - “Freebies of Choice”
I am sure I have missed quite a few posts and for that I apologize; there are also a number of discussions on Facebook.
For more suggested blog reading,
check out “Best Bytes for the Week” at Elizabeth O’Neal’s Little Bytes of Life, “Best of the Genea-Blogs” at Randy Seaver’s Genea-Musings, “Follow Friday: Around the Blogosphere” at Susan Petersen’s Long Lost Relatives.net, “Follow Friday: This Week’s Faves” at Jen’s Climbing My Family Tree, and “Monday Morning Mentions” at Lynn Palermo’s The Armchair Genealogist.