23 January 2015

Follow Friday: Caught my eye this past week

Each week I try to read several other blogs. Miriam Robbins, of AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors, writes “Friday Finds and Follows” each week and it is a great idea! So today I thought I would combine the GeneBloggers’ Follow Friday prompt with Twitter’s #FF with other finds via social media. 

Blog posts worth reading:
Eva Rosine Seehafer was one Tough woman: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks” is a heart wrenching post about Lori Wenger’s 2x great grandmother. This poor woman had a tough maternal road. Lori’s blog is titled: The Buttermaker and the Midwife. 

Lara’s Family Search did another great job with her post Monday titled “Ancestor Deep Dive: Zlata Tzipra Sanshuck Supkoff” about her great grandmother. I enjoy reading the resources others use to trace immigrants and those who they left behind. 

A Bump On A Log - Genealogy Do-Over: Week 3” was great. It was like reading my own thoughts. I recognize how important research logs are but I have not had much luck sticking with them over the years. Hence, I have been digging my heels in the proverbial sand. Thank you, Anne Faulkner, for making me feel so not alone anymore. I think I may be ready to try again now too! Anne blogs at Ancestor Archaeology.  

Gail Dever’s blog, Genealogy a la carte, is a great resource! Her recent post, “Cimetières du Québec adds more cemeteries online” offers links to cemetery databases in Quebec. While I personally cannot trace my family to Canada (tho many Slavic people went thru Canada before entering the US), I am researching for someone whose family did just that. Hence, I appreciate the additional resources.

Olive Tree Genealogy raises a question I have actually seen quite frequently lately – what happens to all our hard work when we die? Are your kids interested? Your nieces or nephews perhaps? What if you have no one? “What Happens To Your Genealogy Research When You're Gone?” is a great read! While this particular article does not suggest it, I would like to suggest adding your wishes to your will.

My New Follows at Twitter:
I’m sure I added more than just two people this week but unfortunately, Twitter does not have an “added” date to your follows.
  • @Bill_11 – a photographer and genealogist
  • @PlantDrEMB – Ellen is of the Clan Henderson.
Genealogy Facebook Pages I've "Liked":
Irish Genealogical & Historical Society offers many images as ell as historical information about Ireland. Being Irish, I would love to go there some day. The realist in me however, sadly realizes that ship has sailed long ago. 

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