Friday, February 25, 2011

Follow Friday: Around the Blogosphere - February 25

Around the Blogosphere is back on schedule this week. Trimming down the number of genealogy blogs that I follow is making this a bit more manageable. For the great posts that I may have missed, be sure to read the "best of the blogs" from other genealogy bloggers at the bottom of this post.

Even though I mentioned it earlier today, I must repeat, with gratitude, the work of DearMyrtle (Pat Richley-Erickson) for setting up a blog and calendar that provides a listing of all genealogy themed webinars available online. This is located at GeneaWebinars. There are so many fantastic educational opportunities for genealogists of all experience levels that are now available online. It's wonderful to have a central location to find out about all of them! Last summer, I posted about Creating Your Own Genealogy Conference if you are not able to attend one in person. Now, with GeneaWebinars informing us when and where we can find sources of online learning, that is easier than ever! And guess what! I plan to join the Southern California Genealogical Society just to be able to access all of their great new online webinar resources! Learn more about the SCGS webinar series.

Now, on to my favorite blog posts from the past week:

My fellow Nebraskan, Ruby Coleman, always has something to share about furthering our genealogy education and various Nebraska resources. On her GenealogyLines blog, she also shares information about some of the many upcoming genealogy webinars.

Joan Miller of Luxegen Genealogy wrote a concise summary of Curt Wichter's address at the RootsTech conference.

If you didn't catch all of the posts about RootsTech, Renee Zamora has provided one stop shopping with her summary and links to posts about this conference.

One of my new favorite bloggers is Dan Curtis. Here are his picks of the week for Professional Personal Historians.

T.K. of Before My Time put together a collection of 1940 Census promotional films from YouTube.

Greta Koehl wrote a thought provoking piece about the democracy of genealogy. This is a must read. Make sure you read the comments also.

Be sure to check out footnoteMaven's tried and true technique for citing your sources while doing research and making copies at the library. She has some great ideas here! She also provides illustrations of how her technique works.

President's Day was this week and I enjoyed this look at how the Presidents of the United States are related to one another. Online sources tell me that I'm related to the Bushes, and FDR via my Mayflower ancestors. Along that line, Randy Seaver of Geneamusings has a LOT of Presidential blood flowing through his veins. Check out his list! How about YOU? Are you related to the President(s)? Please comment below if you're Presidential kin.

Alan Stewart of Grow Your Own Family Tree wrote about Ancestry adding the Dictionary of National Biography (UK) online.

The Nebraska State Historical Society has an amazing blog with great posts and illustrations. This week they announced that the ENTIRE Fall/Winter 2010 issue of Nebraska history magazine featuring African Americans in Nebraska is available free online. The magazine is available by downloading Adobe PDF files for each section. This is a ground-breaking issue of the magazine that blew me away when my print copy arrived several weeks ago.

If you are not reading James Tanner's Genealogy's Star blog, just what planet have you been on lately? Everyone needs to be following his work. Check out two of his posts from this week, Genealogy Inc. vs. Genealogists, Part 1 and Part 2.

Other recommended reading

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 comment:

  1. Thank you for the mention, Susan - and especially regarding the comments - so true! One of those times when it is so great to be a GeneaBlogger!