Category Archives: Follow Friday

Genealogy Isn’t Free? An Oratrix? It’s Follow Friday!

What I’ve Been Reading This Week

What I’ve Been Writing This Week

Ancestry Reference Desk and Roots Tech 2013. It’s Follow Friday!

I’ve not been posting for a couple of weeks.  I’ve been traveling a lot.  I presented to about 1000 people at the Midwest Genealogy Center’s Ancestry Day and I’m now at Roots Tech 2013.

Also, I’ve been ramping up a new blog for called Ancestry Reference Desk (  My goal, is to create a teaching blog/site to help people who use and Fold3 in libraries how to be more effective.  But the posts and other links we put up will apply to anyone.  Check it out and let me know what you think!

Here’s a few articles you may have missed lately:

And From Ancestry Reference Desk

Ancestors from Outer Space and Constructive Criticism. It’s Follow Friday!

Here’s what I’ve been reading this week:

Two on

Slavery-Related Court Petitions Online Database from Genealogy Decoded

Two from The Legal Genealogist

That Was Constructive Criticism, You Fool! from Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog

Two stories continued:

And a couple of my posts on Sticky Notes

Moonshine, Civil War, Newspapers and an Assassin. It’s Follow Friday!

What I’ve been reading and writing this week.  Enjoy!

A couple of To Be Continued posts that you should start reading:

And a little shameless self promotion, my 3 posts in’s Sticky Notes this week:

Warriors, elopements, and pranks! It’s Follow Friday!

In a week where I didn’t post at all, I admire those who did even more!  Enjoy.

Three from The Legal Genealogist:

Two from Shiloh to Canaan

And these gems:

Murder! Name Dropping! Reinventing Genealogy? It’s Follow Friday

It’s time for Follow Friday! I missed last week, so this is two weeks worth  of  links.  Happy Reading!

Pig Farmers, Copywrongs and other Genealogical Musings. Follow Friday.

Here are blog posts from this week you might have missed.  Lots of good reading in here!

Motivation. Inspiration. It’s Follow Friday!

A variety of articles to get you motivated and inspired for the new year.

My Top Ten Follow Fridays

I thought I’d do a few top ten lists this final week of 2012.  Here are the top ten stories that you clicked on from my Follow Friday listings and other posts:

Blown With DNA from the Legal Genealogist

  1. Blown Away With DNA from the Legal Genealogist
  2. uencounterme – A Way to Plot Cluster Genealogy Research from
  3. Workday Wednesday The Dispatcher from Gail Grunst Genealogy
  4. 10 Awesome Onenote Tips You Should be Using All the Time from makeusof
  5. Family Lore and Indian Princesses from Evidence Explained
  6. Five Tips for Safely Reading and Photographing Tombstones from Karen Miller Bennett
  7. Brickwall Case of Oscar F Brown from Ancestral Breezes (be sure to read all parts!)
  8. Tech Tuesday: Using Pinterest for Your Family History Photographs from Tall Tales of a Family
  9. Wedding Wednesday: Robbing the Cradle from Kathryn Smith Lockhard
  10. A True Love Story? from A Southern Sleuth

All are worth another read.

Colonial Christmas, How To Tips and more Straight Talk – Follow Friday

Some of my favorite blog posts over the last few weeks: