06 March 2015

Follow Friday: From pods to research and helpful connections

AOL News ran a story this week about organic burial pods replacing tombstones with trees, giving new meaning to the phrase “family tree.”  The concept is being proposed by two Italian designers who call this “Capsula Mundi.”

Find My Past is running a free weekend this weekend. In addition, in celebration of International Women’s Day on Sunday, a free webinar will be offered concerning finding women in the records. The webinar will be at 10 a.m. ET. Click HERE for more details.

Blog posts worth reading:

  • Joan Bos blogs at Joan’s Ancestral World. On Thursday she featured her grandmother’s church membership certificate. I just think this is such a great find. The certificate is to a Dutch Reformed Church and is dated 1918.
  • Tangled Roots and Trees post this week is a great reminder that sometimes we have to loosen up on our search nets. By searching just a last name, she found a second marriage!
  • Researching New York ancestors? GenealogyBank offers some great newspaper resources for the New York researcher.
  • Chicago Now blogger Marie Larsen wrote a nice piece on “using detective skills” to find a person. Most of us probably do this automatically without even thinking about it but every once in awhile it is nice to be reminded of the methodology. 

My New Follows at Twitter:

To clarify, these are new people I followed this week.

  • @ChatSalad Follow me for tweet reminders about the start times of Twitter hashtags chats. And check out http://ChatSalad.com for a real-time home page of upcoming chats!
  • @catekunzi – Cate is a writer, genealogist and researcher
  • @FarmilyBrickwall
  • @FamilyTreeMag – Family Tree Magazine
  • @genobsessed – Scott is obsessed with genealogy, as his name implies! 

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