Friday, December 31, 2010

Follow Friday: Around the Blogosphere - December 31

It's time once again for Around the Blogosphere - my favorite posts from the genealogy blogs from the past week. This is the last Around the Blogosphere post for 2010.

The last few days, I have really enjoyed reading everyone's retrospectives of 2010 - their favorite blog posts, the highlights and successes of the year, as well as the goals and aspirations for 2011. It's the time of year to look back at where we've been, where we are and where we are headed.

So - in addition to all of those fantastic posts, here are a few others that struck my fancy this week.

52 Weeks of Online Digital Archives and Databases - Nebraska  - Miriam at AncesStories compiled this list of Nebraska resources which is fairly comprehensive. There were even a couple there I had not checked out before!

Every week, James Tanner at Genealogy's Star usually has at least one post that makes my list. This week it was Who Owns Your Genealogy? and Other Misconceptions. I also enjoyed his take on genealogy education on Why Conferences?

Barbara Poole at Life From the Roots provided some very interesting examples of digital images by comparing the differences between a scan of a photocopy of a document and a digital photograph of the document. Both had very good clarity. Take a look and decide for yourself on Scan or Photo?

Midge Frazel of Granite in My Blood totally rocks when it comes to organizing her stuff! A week ago she shared the Grid-It organizer from Cocoon. This week she shows us her Mobile Warrior Kit - her new Flip-Pal mobile scanner and accessories. Midge continues to inspire me to do something to better organize all of my gadgets, cords and batteries!

Travis LeMaster of TJL Genes shared his template for building his 2011 research template. He's done a nice job of organizing the "essentials" in his plan and it's worth taking a look at.

As I read Amy Coffin's wrap up post, Thanks for Playing, about the 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy blogging and research challenges, I was sad to see this geneablogger feature come to an end. I didn't participate every week, but there were times that the challenges really kicked me in gear to learn and try something new. The last paragraph is the Best! Amy has something new in store for us in 2011 and she's keeping it under wraps until it is announced on I can hardly wait to see what Amy has planned for us!

And there were some photographs that made me smile this week.

Midge Frazel shared her parent's wedding photo on Granite in My Blood.

The Saturday Night Bath by Kellie on She Finds Graves.

Oscar Wilde: Sun and Snow - captured on On a Flesh and Bone Foundation.

Other bloggers also offer their recommendations and weekly highlights. Check their recommended reading lists:

Randy Seaver's Best of the Geneablogs on Geneamusings.

Greta's Follow Friday on Greta's Genealogy Blog.

Elizabeth O'Neal's Best Bytes on Little Bytes of Life.


  1. Thanks so much for the shout out, Susan! It encourages me to keep going. :-)

  2. Thank you for the mention! Glad you enjoyed the 52-week series.

  3. Thanks Susan for the mention. I'm glad you liked the Scan or Photo piece, but in this topic, I could learn from you!

  4. This is a great list. Thanks for sharing. (I miss too many....)

    I really like your banner at the top of your page with your ancestor photo on the left and your own on the right. Lovely!