Saturday, February 6, 2010

Weekly Rewind

Carnivals 

The 89th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy has been posted by Jasia at Creative Gene. The topic was poetry and I give everyone that participated a lot of credit! Poetry is simply beyond me and I couldn't even come up with a simple limerick. The next edition will be the Third Annual iGene Awards and submissions are due by February 15th.

The February 2010 edition of the Graveyard Rabbit Carnival: Cemetery Critters, has been posted by Julie Cahill Tarr at The Association of Graveyard Rabbits.

There are several carnival deadlines fast approaching. Head over to AnceStories and see Miriam Robbins Midkiff's February 2010 Calendar of Events for topics, dates and links.


Roundups

John Newmark shared his Weekly Picks at TransylvanianDutch. Featured was one of my posts - Thanks John!

Randy Seaver also highlighted one of my posts in his Best of the Genea-Blogs at Genea-Musings. Thanks Randy!


Weekly Reading

At Nordic Blue, Chery Kinnick shared her search for her birth father. Read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of The Best Laid Genealogical Plans. I can only imagine how hard it was for Chery to share her story but I'm glad she did.

I can always count on Bill West at West in New England to dig up new little tidbits on my ancestors. This time he mentions my Kerley ancestors in The Case of Mary Gates.

Checkout the history of the horse drawn herse, The Last Ride, by footnoteMaven at the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal.

Join in the fun! Donna Pointkouski started it at What's Past is Prologue: If Genealogists Ruled the Television Networks. Be sure to check out all of the comments and links.

It is True Confession time at Greta's Genealogy Bog. I won't give it away but again, read the comments and look for links!

Joan Hill shared a very memorable event in her life, A Golden Anniversary, at Roots'n'Leaves. [My apology to Joan as I originally attributed this to Barara Poole. Thanks to Barb for pointing out my error!]

Dick has a great post, Orphans, Adoptions and Indentures, Part 1, at Dick's Genealogy and History Corner. He has indexed some adoption records from 1837-1906. The people adopting children were not just from Monroe County, some were from as far away as Michigan. I was disappointed that Anna's adoption was not listed but I didn't really expect it to be as I think it was an informal adoption and most likely in Onondaga County.

Gayle Gresham has attempted for follow in the footsteps of her ancestor - literally! Read about her adventure at Colorodo Reflections: The Escape.

Guest author, Peter Lagasse shared some very sound advice on how to handle a No Trespassing sign that may come up in your research at A Canadian Family.

I would really like some of Sharon's luck to rub off on me! Check out Sharondipity Strikes Again at kindred footprints.

Kathryn Doyle at The California Genealogical Society and Library has revealed the society's New Look. I like it!

Amanda Acquard has A New View of the SSDI at A Tale of Two Ancestors.

Diane asks, Eeny meeny miny, moe... which would you chose at Attic Treasures. I think we all have names like these in our trees but I've never seen a standard answer as to how to record them. Have you?

Lori played a game of "follow the leader" that led her astray. She is back on track with Joshua Hammond Norris at Genealogy and Me. I have played the "follow the leader" game many times both as leader and follower :(

What do RVing Geneabloggers do on a Rainy Day? They do lunch! Carol at Reflections from the Fence and Becky at Kinexxions, here, here and here.

Change your bookmarks. Joe Beine at Genealogy Roots Blog is moving his very valuable Records Directories.

At Virginia Family Tree Genealogy, Kevin Lett wrote about his experience, Taking digital photos of microfilm was not what I expected.

John Reid, at Anglo-Celtic Connections alerted us to the fact that the archives of the Ottawa Citizen are now on Google.

At Before My Time, T.K. found a timeline app. that you can use on your blog.

Debra at All My Ancestors had ... and one more [WorldCat] thing.


My Week

After a very trying day Friday I arrived home to the very sad news that John's uncle had passed away.

I spent my week trying to get caught up and ready for vacation.Weekly Rewind will be on hiatus the next two weeks. Please visit Genea-Musings and TransylanianDutch the next two weeks for their great roundups!

6 comments:

Carol said...

Thanks Apple for the mention. It was such a nice, meeting Becky.

Greta Koehl said...

Thank you so much for the mention, Apple! And just FYI, Donna P. and I are trying to cook up a mini-summit/subtrack for SF&Genealogy at a genealogy convention some time.

Also, my condolences on the death of John's uncle.

Alice Dilts said...

Sorry for your loss.

Sharon said...

Thank you again! The mention in your Weekly Rewind is so appreciated. Hope you have a great vacation and sorry for your loss.

Tex said...

Thanks so much for the mention, Apple. Sometimes I think you're my only reader out there in BlogLand, and I certainly appreciate it.

Sometime when you're feeling like it, contact me directly and I'll see if I can help you with your missing Etoley--or at least part of her fam who came to Oklahoma.

Kathryn Doyle said...

Hi Apple,
Thanks for the mention and for the positive feedback on our new look! Have a great vacation.