Friday, November 5, 2010

Follow Friday: Around the Blogosphere - November 5

There was a virtual mother lode of fantastic tips and insights from the geneabloggers this week. Here are some of my favorite posts from the hundreds that I read.

Footnote Maven has a cranky pants alert in her rant about Genealogy Snobbery. A great read as well as rant.

Thomas MacEntee of Geneabloggers also made some very valid observations on Genealogy Snobbery. Let's hear it for fM and Thomas!

Thomas has another of my favorite posts this week, on Election Day, Politics and Genealogy at Destination Austin Family.

Amy Coffin of We Tree Genealogy discussed the importance of voting in genealogy organization elections. Paula Stuart-Warren also discussed this topic on her blog.

Are postings on social media sites considered records? Here is an informative post on this topic by the "Collector in Chief" of the National Archives.

Graves Without Tombstones is an insightful post on "On a Flesh and Bone Foundation."

Another nod to Thomas MacEntee for his post about finding cousins on Twitter. If anyone can do it, Thomas can!

Becky Higgins of My Genealogy Pondering rose to the 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy challenge with her post on giving back.

DearMyrtle offered a great how-to on using Dropbox.

Diane Haddad at the Genealogy Insider offers tips on finding genealogy clues in history books.

Paula Stuart-Warren offers some great advice about being and having a genealogy buddy.

Glad to see that my idea for the Genea-Angel award is picking up some support and people are paying it forward by acknowledging others who have helped them along the way. Michelle Goodrum of the Turning of the Generations recognizes three of her Genea-Angels (all of whom most of us Geneabloggers know and love).

And I'd also like to acknowledge the folks at the Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner web site for liking my review of their product enough to feature it on their blog. I'm still loving this little scanner!


  1. Susan, I liked your list, as always, but am thrilled with your last mention, that being Flip-Pal. Hopefully, people from all over will read your review, and perhaps get curious about genealogy. It would be interesting to follow the stats on this. Congrats.

  2. Thank you for the mention! Also, congrats on the shout-out from Flip-Pal. That's pretty neat!

  3. Thank you so much for leading your excellent parade with my post about snobbery in the genealogy world.

    Never one not to stand up for my avocation, or my friends, at least I gave everyone a heads-up.

    It looks as if some of my readers will believe me from now on when I issue a "Cranky Pants Alert."


    P.S. Taking a hard look at the Flip-Pal because of your review.