Saturday, February 27, 2010

Weekly Rewind

My Week

This was a crazy week. There is always so much to catch up on after a vacation. Finding out that Apple's Tree has been listed in Family Tree Magazine's Fab Forty was the highlight of the week and probably will be the highlight of my entire year!

I had a snow day on Thursday and spent the day working on my timeline for Sarah Ann, which is not finished yet. With only two weeks to finish my submission for the COG I expect that there will be very little else done here until I have it finished as I have lots to say about her.

I spent a few hours this week catching up on episodes of Faces of America and The Generations Project and will share my thoughts in a future post.

I tried to catch up on all of the posts in my reader but there are only so many free hours in the week. GeneaBloggers are certainly prolific writers and there remain well over 1,000 posts that I haven't gotten to yet but there should be plenty to keep you reading all week in the list below!

Carnivals and Roundups

The third annual iGene Awards was hosted by Jasia at Creative Gene. It's always fun to look back and see what each of us thought were our best posts from the previous year. For the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy our task is to "Write a biography about a woman on your family tree starting with a timeline of their life."

 The 20th edition of Smile for the Camera, Valentine, was posted by footnoteMaven at Shades of the Departed. The word prompt for the next edition is is "Give Their Face A Place." March is Women's History month and you are asked to picture women back into history.

The February issue of Shades of the Departed Magazine is also available now. I haven't read mine yet but don't wait for me, from the contents page it looks like another wonderful issue!

The 8th edition of the Canadian Genealogy Carnival, Winter Sports in the Great White North, was hosted by Katherine Lake at Looking4Ancestors. This carnival is bimonthly so we have plenty of time to post our Canadian Fashion Fads.

Jessica Oswalt has posted the 26th edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern Genealogy at Jessica's Genejournal. It was a carousel edition with varied topics. The topic for the next edition is "The Village of  my Ancestor."

Check out John Newmark's Weekly Genealogy Pics at TransylvanianDutch.

Randy Seaver was traveling too so Miriam of AnceStories helped him out with her picks for his Best of the Genea-Blogs at Genea-Musings.

At CanadaGenealogy, or, Jane's Your Aunt, M. Diane Rogers celebrated her 5th blogiversary by starting a new column, January Genealogy - Finds and Favorites. I hope this becomes a regular feature on her blog.

Weekly Reading

Tim Abbott at Walking the Berkshires has written a series on the Court Martial of his ancestor, Col. Mattias Ogden. I have read Part I and Part II and I am frustrated that I haven't freed up enough time for the rest of the series. Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII, Part VIII, Part IX, Part X, Part XI

Craig Manon shared a family love story captured in letters at GeneaBlogie. Love Letters from Prairie du Rocher and Epilogue. Craig recently had surgery and I wish him a speedy recovery!

Bill West at West in New England,  is home from the hospital and recovering. I hope Bill is back to himself quickly!

At Before My Time, T.K. Sand is decorating her family tree - literally. Check out Heirloom of Hairloom, You Decide!

I always enjoy Greta's Memory Monday posts at Greta's Genealogy Bog and I loved Babies Got Rhythm.

Caroline Pointer had a wonderful but sad memory at Family Stories: The List. I have a similar story in my family however mine had a much happier ending.

At Family Matters, Denise had a couple of interesting items. The Genealogy Room at Internet Archive and Targeted Updates in Facebook.

At the California Genealogical Society and Library, Kathryn Doyle shared Kate's Story by member Patricia Burrow. I found this story inspirational as I have little hope of discovering Anna's biological parents, yet hope remains.

Randy's post at Genea-Musings, Is this why they came to San Diego? could easily have been titled "Why they left New York." Too funny!

At Herstoryan the search was on for an ancestral home, Mystery at the Corner of Brown and Hess (1879)

Amy Coffin tells you how you can use Digital Cameras as Notepads at We Tree.

The Educated Genealogist, Shery Fenley, discovered a cool new way to play with pictures.

Memories of an NCR Baby by Lori at Genealogy and Me, tells of her family ties to a company town. This is a story that many of our ancestors shared.


Greta Koehl said...

Thank you for your kind words, Apple! That baby in the pictures is now in college and going to "Bagpipe Land" in about a week!

Terri said...

Hi Apple - thank you for stopping by my new blog - The Next Chapter - Page 2010. So good to see my Geneablogger friends following me.

Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

Thank you for the mention! I expanded that piece about digital cameras. Look for a longer post on March 2.

Kathryn Doyle said...

Hi Apple,
Thanks for mentioning "Kate's Story." As you know, adoption research is so tough. Good luck with finding Anna's family.