Saturday, November 7, 2009

Weekly Rewind

Weekly Reading

Yesterday, footnote Maven unveiled the new Shades of the Departed - The Magazine. Beautifully designed, it is unlike any other e-magazine I have ever seen! I love how it looks just like a magazine and the pages turn when you read online but I also took advantage of the download version so that I can read it during my wait time at work.

I really enjoyed Jasia's, The Magic in Grandma's Parlor, at Creative Gene. Wonderful memories and disappointment all on a roll.

Becky Wiseman continues to share her travel advetures with us at Kinexxions. This week she traveled all the way back to 1740 with John Casper Stoever and Hebron Lutheran Church.

Judith Richards Shubert shared Henry Estel Slept Upstairs at Tennessee Memories. How lucky she is that a piece of her family's history has been so well preserved for two centuries!

Sheri Fenly lost her grandmother and shared her feelings with The Grandmother I Never Knew at The Educated Genealogist. I have estrangements in my family too and Sheri's experience reminds me that it's time to start building some bridges.

I often whine about how frustrating my mother can be. Thomas MacEntee reminded me just how fortunate I am with To Touch Mom's Face Again at Destination: Austin Family.

Tracing our female ancestor's lines can be difficult. Julie Cahill Tarr did a very nice job of sorting out people with the same name with Finding Sarah Janes Ward's Parents at GenBlog.

Marlys needs some help with, Q - WHAT is this thing?, at Hesch History. I'm not sure either. Hopefully someone will be able to give her an answer.

Jim and Cathy at Detour Through History are also looking for some help. They need help reading A Note About Valentine Coleman, which may be in German.

Becky Jamison, at Grace and Glory, wrote, What a Group Sheet Tells Me About My Grandpa. She took all the information and created a time line. Diane Haddad wrote, It Works! Writing a Family History Narrative, at the Genealogy Insider. Both give great tips for discovering what you have and what you need to research further.

Pam Warren had a great how-to article, Save a PDF Using Print, at Granny's Genealogy.

Carnivals and Roundups

There were over two dozen articles written about music and musical instruments for the 83rd edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. Janet Iles did a very nice job putting this edition together at Janet the Researcher. There is a great selection of articles to chose from, but why pick and choose when you can read them all! The topic for the next edition is, "What the Carnival of Genealogy has meant to you."

Lisa, at Small-leaved Shamrock hosted the 16th edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture. The topic for the this 2nd anniversary edition was Irish Portraits. I'll be spending some time later today reading! The topic for the next edition is, "Genealogy Treasure 'Show and Tell.'"

The November Issue of the Graveyard Rabbit Carnival has been posted by Julie Cahill Tarr at The Graveyard Rabbit. Could you write your own Epitaph? The topic for the next edition is, "In the News."

Randy Seaver, at Genea-Musings, had his weekly "Best of the Genea-Blogs."

John Newmark, at TransylvanianDutch, had his "Weekly Picks."

My Week

I had a very productive week! I found a neat little tidbit at Google Books about my 4th great-grandfather. Of course then I became frustrated trying to find more information.

My indexing project is going slowly. I decided it would be best to do an every name index and start at the beginning. You don't realize just how many people you mention in a single post until you try to create a link to all of them! To date I have 50 index pages and have indexed through October 2007. I have a very long way to go........

The indexing project has had an unexpected side benefit. Because I am rereading everything I have written I am finding things I forgot I intended to follow up on. Way back on 25 March 2007 I posted a picture of my grandmother with a group of friends. This week I was able to contact a relative of one of the other women in the picture and share it with her. Maybe this week I'll track down someone else in the picture.

Working on other things, I haven't spent much time transcribing letters so I need to get to it.


Sheri Fenley said...

Thank you for mentioning my article Apple! Do you that since I actually put into words what I have been feeling, a weight has been lifted of my shoulders. It was certainly good for my soul and way, way cheaper than a shrink!

Barbara Poole said...

I enjoy your Weekly Rewind, saw it last week as well. You have written over 700, my goodness. Now this is a stupid question, is the index on this home page of your blog, or something off site?

Charley "Apple" Grabowski said...

Sheri - I'm glad you shared your feelings and that it helped! I sometimes don't know what I should and shouldn't write about my sometimes, dysfunctional family.

Barbara - I'm glad you enjoyed my Weekly Rewind! There are links to the index pages on my right-hand sidebar. The actual pages are simply posts that I have given all the date of 3 Dec 2006, which is the date that Apple's Tree was started. The index pages do inflate my post total somewhat.

GrannyPam said...

Thanks for the mention, Apple. I use a lot of little tricks like this that I figure out, somehow. Maybe sometime, somewhere, some of them will help someone! Sounds like you ad a good week, I know sticking to things can be frustrating.

Jasia said...

Thanks for the mention, Apple! I really enjoy your Rewind, and I almost always find something I missed in the feeds! :-)

footnoteMaven said...


Thank you so much for the very kind words about Shades the Magazine. It was a labor of love by all involved.

And I am such a fan of your weekly round-up. It is my quiet time read and always well worth it!

Oh, and your Apple Cloud rocks! You always find the most creative things.