Saturday, December 19, 2009

Weekly Rewind

My Week

Another very busy week! We had Mike's concert at school, three birthdays to celebrate, a couple of tough days at work along, with making fudge and baking cookies. We will celebrate Christmas with our kids here tomorrow and of course I'm not nearly ready!

I did find a few minutes to work on my blog index but that was all I accomplished this week.

A Special Wish

Cyndi Howells, who works so hard for us on her Cyndi's List website, would like 2,000 Facebook fans by Christmas. She's well short of this number so let's all get the word out and see if we can't make her wish come true!

Carnivals and Roundups

Jasia has posted the the 86th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy at Creative Gene. This is a two for one edition! The topics were Other Holiday Happenings and my annual favorite, Letters to Santa. The topic for the next edition is New Years Resolutions.

Thomas has completed the Holiday 2009 GeneaBloggers Cookbook. Be sure to pick up your copy at GeneaBloggers.

The Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories continues at GeneaBloggers. There are so many participating and so many interesting stories that you will find lots of great reading!

Randy always has interesting things that I've missed in his weekly Best of the Genea-Bloggers at Genea-Musings and so does John at TransylvanianDutch with his Weekly Genealogy Picks.

We're Blog Caroling with fM again this year at footnote Maven.

Kathryn has posted the 7th edition of the Canadian Genealogy Carnival, a carousel, at Looking4Acestors. Details about the next edition will be posted after Christmas.

The deadline for the January 2010 edition of the Graveyard Rabbit Carnival is December 25th. The topic is The Final Resting Place.

Weekly Reading

Bill had A Moment of Sanity but is now singing the Geneablogger Blues at West in New England.

Thomas has recorded his own video version of His Favorite Christmas Carol at Destination Austin Family. I'm laughing with you Thomas! He also scored big on ebay and won 1869 Diary of Mary Weber.

Things are Not All Merry and Bright! for fM at footnoteMaven.

Miriam has compiled a list of State Census Records Online at AnceStories.

If you are interested in seeing the White House Decorated for Christmas head on over to American Presidents Blog.

Lynn at The Armchair Genealogist shares a list of What You Can Find in a Cemetery - Besides Dead People.

Mona did a Double Take!! at Itawamba Connections.

I was shocked when I read It's gonna cost, but how much? by Liz at The Ancestral Archaeologist. I've never been charged for a look-up but I would be happy to make a reasonable donation.

I have requested cremation when the time comes so I was intrigued by Life After Life by Denise at The Graveyard Rabbit of Moultrie Creek.
is new and Randy has done a great job in reviewing it at Genea-Musings. You can find links to all four parts here. Randy also reviewed, which looks very promising.

At the Photo Detective with Maureen Taylor, Finding the Story, Part 3, moves from clues in a photo to DNA and additional mystery!

For more mystery reading check out Marlys', William Williams and the case of the "possible twin" at Hesch History.

For a little more mystery Jean, at Circlemending, has The Mysterious Deaths of Three Freemans.

The Ancestry Insider shares his thoughts about Awards, Awards, and More Awards. He and I are on the same page with this!

How did your ancestors keep things cool? Saw Dust and Dark Holes at FamHist Blog.


footnoteMaven said...


Thank you so much for the mention and for the fact you still read me after all these years.

Merry Christmas!


Bill West said...

Thanks for the mention! Have a great,happy,
and safe Christmas!