Saturday, May 15, 2010

Weekly Rewind


Congratulations to Schelly Talalay Dardashti at Tracing the Tribe! She received The Award of Excellence: Genealogical Methods & Sources from the National Genealogical Society for her article "Ties That Bind: Jewish Research Strategies" published in Family Tree Magazine, September 2009. Announces Its Top 100 Genealogy Sites. I was happily surprised to find Apple's Tree on the list. Congratulations to all of the others on the list! And special Kudos to Bill Smith, at Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories, who visited every single one and left comments on all of the ones he could!

Weekly Reading

Some of these posts may have been posted a while ago but are still great reads!

I am thoroughly enjoying Becky Wiseman's travels across the country at Kinexxions. She takes some amazing photos and I particularly enjoyed Stormy Weather.

A Find-A-Grave request led Joan Hill on a Sentimental Sunday trip down memory lane at Roots'n'Leaves. What were the chances that her first request would be for ... - go read her post for more.

Sharon wrote a lovely memorial for her recently departed mother-in-law, Justina ''Jennie'' Thiessen at Kindred Footprints.

Port Chicago: Tragedy and Travesty by Craig Manson at GeneaBlogie tells a painful story of US history.

Having just recently discovered where in Ireland my Kelly and Minchin came from I was happy to see A Glimmer of Hope for the Irish Genealogist by John D. Reid at Anglo-Celtic Connections.

Who was first, Columbus, the Vikings, The Welch!? Obviously my education was lacking! Check out Dave Tabler's interesting article, They were a people called Welsh and they had crossed the Great Water at Appalachian History.

Nancy wants to know What Happened to this Family? at My Ancestors and Me. Sometimes finding documents and tracing where are lived simply leads to unanswered questions.

Online Trees

Randy Seaver has had an interesting series of posts about online tress and collaboration at Genea-Musings. See, The Future of Genealogy Collaboration?, The Online Family Trees Conundrum and Source citations leave a lot to be desired. Share your thoughts!

To follow up on all the talk of incorrect online trees be sure to read Stephanie Linecum's Am I the Only One...? at Linecum Lineage. She disagrees with all of the other trees she's seen for 4th great-grandfather and shows us why.

Brenda Dougal Merriman also has an interesting post about try to sort out people with the same name, More George Porter, The Carpenter, The Prisoner.

Lisa at Folk Archivist's Blog  says, Beware of Ancestry Trees... but this we already knew.

And another in the same vein, at Eastern Kentucky Genealogy,  Teresa Martin Klaiber tackles an erroneous genealogy perpetuated on movie fan pages for Dixie Compton.

No one responded to my question. Are we willing to share all we have in one well sourced online tree either at WeRelate, FamilySearch or some other site?

Nuts and Bolts

Have you got a pile of documents that need transcribing? Of course you do! Check out John Newmark's Amanuensis - Why? at TransylvanianDutch and get to work.

Wendy Hawksley shared a research folder she has created for an elusive ancestor at New England Genealogy.

At Granny's Genealogy, Pam will show you how to save an image from Seeking Michigan. Her tip will work on some other sites as well.

Steve Danko got so much positive feedback about his Beginner's Guide to Eastern European Genealogy series that he has made it available as a PDF download at Steve's Genealogy Blog.

Carnivals and Roundups

The April edition of Shades of the Departed Magazine is awaiting your perusal.  This edition is packed full of great articles that all relate to the Civil War.

The 19th  edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture: A little tribute to Irish poetry was posted by Lisa at Small-leaved Shamrock. She did a very clever job of turning the submission links into a poem! The topic for the next edition is "I speak from experience and you can find all of the details here.

The 28th edition  of the Carnival of Central and Eastern Genealogy: War Stories, was posted at Discovering Latvian Roots. The topic for the next edition is Religion and submissions are due by May 14th.

Jasia posted the 93rd edition of the Carnival of Genealogy: How-To Series! at Creative Gene. The topic for the next edition is The Changing Role of Women.

Check out Randy Seaver's the Best of the Genea-Blogs at Genea-Musings.

John Newmark shared his Weekly Genealogy Picks at TransylvanianDutch.

At Greta's Genealogy Bog, Greta shares what caught her eye with Follow Friday.

At The Ancestral Archaeologist, Liz Haigney Lynch had Links for 5.10.10.

Dan Curtis ~ Professional Personal Historian shared his Monday's Link Roundup.

Julie Cahill Tarr her Friday Finds at GenBlog.

My Week

I having been reading up on the history of Wexford County, Ireland, entering names in my database and searching for records on my Kelly and Minchin lines. I also have started researching for the next COG. I have finally started transcribing letters again and will start off on Tuesday with a very sad one.

My foot is healing well - everything remains lined up as it should, but it's going slowly, so I will have to deal with crutches for another two to four weeks. I can spend most of the day upright however so I have plenty of time for genealogy!


Tipper said...

Congrats on making the list!! Glad you're moving around and feeling better : )

Nancy said...

Thanks, Apple, for finding and directing us toward interesting posts we might have missed. There are always several on your lists that I hadn't already read. Congratulations on your inclusion in the Top 100.

Sharondipity Designs said...

Hi Apple, congratulations to you for making the Top 100 list and thank you so much for including me in your weekly rewind :)

Schelly Talalay Dardashti said...

Hi, Apple. Thank you for mentioning the NGS award. As I've been saying, it takes two to tango. Family Tree Magazine owns this as well, for suggesting the topic and creating a great visual context for it. I am most appreciative to the FTM staff, as well as to NGS.

And congrats to you on the 100 list!

with best wishes
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog

Becky Wiseman said...

It's good to have you back, Apple! Hope that foot heals pretty soon.

Thanks for the mention ;-) I'm glad you are enjoying the photos and travelogue!

GrannyPam said...

So glad to hear your recovery is continuing, and more smoothly. Thanks for mentioning my article.

Steve Danko said...

Thanks for mentioning "A Beginner's Guide to Eastern European Genealogy", Apple. I appreciate the shout out!