10 April 2015

Follow Friday: Civil War comes to an end

Bells tolled across the nation yesterday in remembrance of the end of the Civil War. It was 150 years ago that Robert E Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S Grant, thus ending a four year battle which had set brother against brother.

Blog posts worth reading:

  • Find My Past did a nice write up recalling Lee’s surrender to Grant 150 years ago. The Civil War had been going on for four years at that time.
  • Generation’s Gone By also focused on the end of the Civil War this week. She singled out a few soldiers and focused on them. A good read!
  • Reflections From the Fence also focused on the Confederate Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse 150 years ago. Carol reflected on her 2x great grandfather Solomon B. Eley.
  • The 52 Ancestors Challenge continues strong. The Week 14 Recap was for Favorite Photos.
  • The Ancestry Insider is a great blog to bookmark for anyone into genealogy, but especially those of us who use Ancestry.com. Often the posts are great reminders of the vast resources provided through Ancestry.com. For example, earlier this was a post featured the free research guides. These are great tools, as well as great reminders. No one could possibly remember everything! That said, pop into the Learning Center every so often at Ancestry.com to see what’s new or for quick refreshers.

My New Follows at Twitter:

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

  • @JohnHouchins is Americas Genealogist.
  • @AngieHarmon – I’ve been a fan of Angie Harmon since her L&O days.
  • @AncestryHour – not a new follow but definitely worth a mention!
  • @genchat – join the #genchat session tonight at 10 p.m. ET
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© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
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