I asked my blogger friends on Facebook and Google+ to let me know about a favorite post from their own blogs that might interest my readers. These are the posts, and I really enjoyed checking them out, and in fact I learned a lot. The blogs these posts appeared in are some of my favorites.
- Michele Simmons Lewis sent “Tips for Breaking Down Brick Walls” from her blog Ask A Genealogist.
- Blogger Harold Henderson shared “Learning to ask the hardest question,” from Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog.
- Claire Brisson-Banks of The Social Media Guide for Ancestral Research pointed to her thoughtful discussion about online books, “Virtual Research – Will we get there?“
- Debi Levy Austen sent “Emery’s “First” Veteran’s Day” from her blog Who Knew? I don’t know Debi but I love her determination to set something right.
- Carol A. Bowen Stevens sent us “118th Carnival Of Genealogy :: Reading!” from her blog Reflections from the Fence.
- Long-time blogger Randy Seaver asks some good questions about blogging in his post “Are We Strangers in Genealogy Land?” from Genea-Musings.
- Elizabeth Shown Mills shared her examination of family myths and half-truths – and our power to examine them rationally – in “QuickLesson 7: Family Lore and Indian Princesses” on Evidence Explained.
- Midge Frazel is sharing her post “Cemetery Bag Lady” which contains some great advice for doing cemetery research from her blog Granite in My Blood.
- Celia Lewis of Twigs and Trees offered a lovely glimpse of a short life in Wordless Wednesday: Baby Betty.
- Blogger GeneJ sent Honored? Vet? or Victim of History? Let’s talk. from the blog They Came Before.
- I think a lot of people will enjoy Stephanie Pitcher Fishman’s post 10 Reasons NOT to Share Your Family History with Kids from her blog Corn and Cotton.
- Sarah Campbell shared with us a chronicle of her great aunt in Notable Women Ancestors: Mary Meeneghan from her blog Remembering Those Who Came Before Us.
- I love stories about research puzzles, and you can follow this one along in Linda McCauley’s post What Happened to Theodocia? – Part I (and additional parts) on her blog Documenting the Details.
- Bill Smith has been sharing entries throughout the year from his mother’s 1937 journal in Eileen KINNICK – 75 yrs ago – Week 17 – April 24-30, 1937. Bill’s long-running blog is called Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories.
- Heather Wilkinson Rojo of the Nutfield Genealogy blog shared a fascinating series of posts about her father’s college research into the Underground Railroad “My Dad’s College Paper on the Underground Railroad in Massachusetts.” He was able to collect some local details from those who remembered.
- My friend Barbara Poole details a sensational murder trial in the family connected to her great aunt, “Delight Adams Benham and Is There a Story?” (and two subsequent posts) on Life From the Roots. She even received a comment from a descendant of the sheriff involved in the case.
- Peggy Clemens Lauritzen shared her post “Remembering the Babies” on Always Anxiously Engaged. Any genealogist can understand the sentiments expressed there.
- Let me close with Sue Maxwell’s inspiring story of random kindness on Granite Genealogy, “Simple Kindness Grants Small Miracle.” I have been tempted to perform such a kindness a few times; I think I’ll follow up on some of those in the future.
It was so much fun to compile these gems that I plan to do it again every month. My thanks go to these wonderful bloggers for their work.
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