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.
- Lynn Palermo of The Armchair Genealogist, who has a special interest in helping people write their family stories, suggested a post that has been very helpful: A Writing Tool that Adapts to Every Kind of Genealogist.
- Sara E. Campbell shared with us a chronicle of her remarkable aunt Mary Meeneghan from her blog Remembering.
- Christine Woodcock sent Tombstone Tuesday -and the Travels of a Taphophile from her blog Genealogy Tours of Scotland.
- Heather Wilkinson Rojo of Nutfield Genealogy had a helpful post last Spring concerning an important issue to those of using a variety of social media in our genealogy: Pinterest, Ancestry, and Copyrighted Images.
- Bill West shared the lovely story of his grandmother Aggie from his blog West in New England. From the early days of his blog (2007), there are just some stories that are written in your heart long before you start a blog.
- Debi Levy Austen sent Veteran’s Day 2012 – My special veterans edition from her blog Who Knew? Debi is an excellent writer and storyteller.
- True Lewis of NoTeS To MySeLf has two lovely posts which introduce her new blog fairly well: I’ve Been Thrown Into the Threshhold of Blogging! and The House That Built Me, about what family history means to her.
- John Newark of Transylvanian Dutch: Genealogy and Family History shared August 31, 1902, about a family wedding at The Great Synagogue, London, in 1902. Reading the post, you can just see his curiosity growing, and the more he knows, the more he wants to keep exploring. I think we can all understand that feeling.
- From her blog Reflections from the Fence, Carol Bowen Stevens shares the rather amazing story of her great grandmother, Lorena Estelle Eley Norsworthy Dews Harlow Lenahan Collins. That makes how many stories, here, of incredibly strong women who took care of everything?
- Top Ten — Brick Walls is Barbara Poole’s contribution from her blog Life from the Roots. I love this idea of posting top brick wall problems; Barbara is even offering a reward! Heather Wilkinson did something similar on Nutfield Genealogy, and I have such a post which has already brought me one success story (to follow soon).
- When you read Andrea Kelleher’s heartfelt series Thank Goodness I Began My Blog Part 1 – Part 2 – Part3 from her blog How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey YOU WILL BEGIN BLOGGING IMMEDIATELY.
- Laura Cosgrove Lorenzana offered a post she wrote while attending the National Genealogy Society 2012 conference in Cincinnati, Friday Funny – You’re Supposed to USE What You Learn at #NGS2012? I think it gives a lot of insight to the conference experience from sessions to blogger pix to stepping out for a bit of research (armed with newfound knowledge!) in a local repository. It’s from her blog, The Last Leaf on This Branch.
- Jenny Lanctot of Are My Roots Showing? has done an amazing job with a project of transcribing an index of some vital records from the Church Registry for St. Columbia (South Dakota) Parish Church (includes the Yankton townships of Walshtown, Mayfield, Idylwilde, Jamesville (Sigel)). There are about 20 posts for this, but see A – L and M – Z for a quick check.
- Erica Voolich has some news for her children, revealed in her recent blog post Contrary to my Kids’ Assumptions, I’m only 2.1% Neanderthal! from her blog Erica’s Adventures in Genealogy. As I read more and more about the DNA testing, I am getting curious.
- And lastly from Pam Schaffner of Digging Down East comes a well-told story about a bygone industry in her family – ice harvesting and delivery – The Ice Man Cometh – Arch Hamilton and the Orange Independent Ice Company.
I have learned some things from perusing these posts, and I hope you do too.
To contribute your own blog post to the next edition set for April 2013, write to me at the email address in the side column giving your name, the title of your blog, and a link to the post. thanks!
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