Carnivals and Roundups
The 88th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy: Volunteerism, is up at Creative Gene. This was the first edition to be published under the new format and Jasia has done a wonderful job. She highlighted several submissions. She also selected one article as the Feature Article. Stop by to see which author hit a home run this edition. The topic for the next edition is, Ode to My Family History! Submissions are due by February 1. (Poster by fM)
Check out Best of the Genea-Blogs - January 10-16, 2010 by Randy at Genea-Musings. There are still a couple there that I want to go back and read.
John had his Weekly Picks at TransylvanianDutch and picked up on a couple of good ones I had missed.
Diane posted her Genealogy News Corral: Jan. 18-22, at Genealogy Insider.
Donna has a great series going at What's Past is Prologue about discovering her relationship to a man listed on a War Memorial she visited in Germany. She takes her search beyond names and dates and delves into history too. Cousins, Countries and War, Bavarian Military Rosters, Josef Bergmeister’s WWI Military Record, The Great War and the Homefront, and Bergmeister Family Tree.
Craig Manson is not well and I hope he is back on his feet very soon! Meanwhile he has shared three previously written posts that are well worth reading again at GeneaBlogie. Finding Dr. King's Roots in Slavery, The Dream, and The Genealogy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Do you suffer from OCFRD? I'm betting you do! See TennLady's humorous post, True Obsessive Compulsive Family Research Disorder at GeneNotes.
I love stories about how reading someone else's post leads one to make a new discovery in their own research. That happened for T.K. at Before My Time and she shares her experience with Emma Krintz McArthur.
In another case of blogging pays, Tim was contacted by someone who read a post he'd written two years ago. He tells about it at Walking the Berkshires - Lost and Found Burial Gorund of My Williman Ancestors and "The White House" / Williman Cemetery: The Plot Thickens.
The weather has been awful out west! At The Family Curator, Denise has composed "and the rain was upon the Earth." I hope she sees the sun shine soon!
Greta lost her uncle and wrote a very nice tribute to him at Greta's Genealogy Bog: Billy Jack Brinlee, 1934-2010.
Chery Kinick had not posted anything at Nordic Blue in many months so I was surprised and pleased to see that she is writing again. With The Best Laid Genealogical Plans she tells us about discovering her birth father saying, "I had almost given up trying. Instead, the search has, remarkably, gone somewhere, but not in the direction I'd hoped."
Irish Mason has a very nice tribute to her step-mother at Portals to the Past. NOT the "Wicked" Stepmother.
Vickie has started a blog, The Journal, where she is transcribing the journal of James Madison Hall. She follows up on one of the entries at BeNotForgot with Nellie miscarries while Sam is in jail, showing just how valuable the journal is to her family history.
"What on earth do the Saints and their Superdome have to do with graveyards?" Find out at NOLA Graveyard Rabbit: The 'New Orleans Saints Curse'.
I enjoyed Pat's post, Cutting Wood for the Mississippi Steamboats, at The Genealogy Gals. It made me think of my grandfather's travels as a young man.
Math is rarely fun for me but I enjoyed John's, How a Genealogy History can Determine Your Age - 2010, at TransylvanianDutch. I did take me longer than a minute but fun none the less.
Barbara has a letter that ends with, "Burn up this letter"! I'm glad it was not burned so she could share it with us at Life From the Roots: Erastus Cross was Murdered.
At I Dream of Genea(logy), Abba Dad wants to know, Genealogy - What's the Point?
Valerie shared a good tip for dealing with poor image quality at Ancestry.com at Begin with 'Craft': Image Oddities.
A very bright spot in the week was connecting with a Carlisle cousin on FaceBook. My first FB success. We have begun corresponding via email and I'm looking forward to getting to know her better and learn more about my California cousins.
Personally, my year has gotten off to a less than stellar start and I've shared a jug of Apple Whine. Family illness and stress at work basically shut me down this week. I occupied my time with things that didn't require much thought, such as uploading and labeling a couple of hundred pictures. Two days of sunshine has brightened my mood and I'm looking forward to a better week.