Saturday, January 7, 2012

Weekly Rewind

Weekly Rewind posts have come and gone here in the past. Right now I need something to get me back in the habit of blogging. I have no idea right now if I'll go back to making this a regular feature or not.


My Week

While I have maintained my trees at Ancestry.com, I haven't had a paid subscription for a long time. I took advantage of  a special deal they had and now have six months of access. The first day I pretty much sat at my computer for the entire day. The next few days were a little better but I will have to work a curbing the amount of time I spend online. In addition to the records available I've been pouring over other trees looking for hints and discrepancies. I have a Glover mystery that I spent a good deal of time on and found several surprises that simply added new mysteries ;-)

I found my grandfather's birth record! His name was badly mangled in the index (in fairness the hand writing was poor) but I was able to find him by search his middle name as first name, no last name and date of birth. The Ontario birth records are organized last name, middle name, first name and knowing this can make finding records easier.

I was contacted by the wife of a cousin from my Kelly line and was able to help her out and gain some new information on his branch of the family.

I found the marriage record of a Hollington cousin at FamilySearch.org. For her mother it lists her step-mother which I found interesting and noted in my file.

With the new subscription and several emails regarding different branches I found it very hard to stay focused on any one thing! But still it felt like a productive week.


Weekly Reading

The Carnival of Genealogy, A Dickens Christmas at Creative Gene.
The Carnival's in town. Check out all of the posts about Christmas past, present and future. I have to say I cringed when I saw the topic for the next edition. I did not make any resolutions this year but perhaps knowing that the iGene Awards come around once a year I should resolve to write at least one post each year for each category!

Calling It Like You See It In The 1880 Census at Detour Through History.
I've never run across a census entry like this!

Not All Wikipedia Pages Are Created Equal
at Leah's Family Tree.
Great tip!

Beatrice Marie Hawver turns 111
at The Broersma's Ancestry.
Oral family history is always interesting even if it proves false.

Happy Birthday Travis at Journey to the Past.
A day in the life. We should all make records like this for our children!

The False Mother-in-Law at The Virtual Dime Museum.
I love a good mystery.

Creative Commons Images at Moultie Creek Gazette
Another great tip.

Diver finds woman's class ring lost in 1930s, returns it to her grandson
at the Orlando Sentinel.
This is the second recent article about a ring being returned.

Follow Friday – January 6, 2012
at All My Branches Genealogy.
More posts for you to check out.

7 comments:

Carol said...

Sounds like a great week at the genie boards. It is hard to walk away sometimes, isn't it?? :-)))

Now, I am off to follow a few of your links, I see some I have not read.

Lidian said...

Thanks for the mention! I am going to have to check out your other links...And I love the idea of a weekly round-up post. Sounds like you had a great week!

Brenda Leyndyke said...

Ah, a Glover mystery, I am intrigued. Can't wait to read more. Thank you for including my post in your weekly rewind.

Jasia said...

Thanks for reading and participating in the COG, Apple. I have to confess. I honestly don't know if I will have entries in all 5 of the iGene categories this year. How embarrassing is that, lol! Glad to see you back to blogging. The New Year is looking better and better. :-)

Moultrie Creek said...

Thanks for including the Gazette in your roundup - and with such great company.

PalmsRV said...

Thanks for the mention, Apple!

Luke said...

I was wondering why I was getting some hits on my latest post. Thanks for the mention.