30 January 2015

Follow Friday: Caught my eye this week

The Tribune Star this past Sunday published a nice read by Tamie Dehler titled “Genealogy: Steerage Act a boon for genealogists centuries later.” The article discusses the Steerage Act of 1819. Without that Act, we would not find ourselves browsing through passenger lists for information on our immigrant ancestors. 

Blog posts worth reading:
Helen Spear Youngblood wrote her post for Worldwide Genealogy this week. She wrote a timeline of her own life. She pulled in events like meeting President Eisenhower and attending school in the Brown vs. Board of Education era and the Civil Rights Movement. I do timelines on family/ancestors to help put things in perspective but never thought to do one for myself. What a great idea!  

It is through genealogy that I have learned so much history in general. Dana Stewart Leeds, in her 52 Ancestors’ post titled “Henry Bennett: A Settler of Kansas Territory,” offers a nice history concerning Kansas while she writes of her 3x great grandfather. Really is a great read! 

From time to time we all come across a person with a colorful past. Susan Wallin Mosey discovered such a character in George Washington Coomes. She does an excellent job both in the writing of the post as well s the headline, which I have to admit, is what roped me in! You can read “Justifiable Homicide” at Family History Daily. 
My New Follows at Twitter:
  • @empalmr - Professional genealogist and family history researcher. Gravestone symbolism student!
  • @DACGenealogy - Professional genealogist
  • @DjoshuaTaylor - Genealogy Roadshow on PBS

Genealogy Facebook Pages I've "Liked":
This week I stumbled across the Delaware County Historical Association, NY page while researching hubby’s Deyoe and Sharp lines up in Greene and Delaware Counties. 

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Follow Friday is a genealogical prompt of GeneaBloggers

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015


  1. Thanks for highlighting my blog post! :) And, I will have to read the others you mentioned... they sound great!

    I didn't care for history as a child but really started to enjoy it while reading children's non-fiction with my daughter when she was younger. I realized how 'alive' history can be! And, now I have a lot to learn to make up for the many years I avoided it! I especially love learning some of the history that affected my ancestors.

  2. Jeanne,

    I want to let you know that your blog is listed in today's Fab Finds post at http://janasgenealogyandfamilyhistory.blogspot.com/2015/01/follow-friday-fab-finds-for-january-30.html

    Have a great weekend!


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