Friday, March 25, 2011

Follow Friday - Around the Blogosphere - March 25

As usual, there have been some great posts on the genealogy blogs this week. Here are some of the ones I enjoyed reading.

Genealogical Standards - Building Blocks of the Profession by Carolyn Barkley on

Brenda Leyndyke reminisced about the movie, Funny Girl, in her 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and Family History post. Apparently, there were quite a few of us who had a crush on Omar Sharif that year.

Dear Myrtle advises us to take off those rose colored glasses when it comes to researching the lives of our ancestors.

Frances Elizabeth Schwab is a relatively new blogger at Fantastic Electrisoil. Her post this week about her Dad playing an exhibition baseball game with Satchel Paige and Dizzy Dean caught my eye because I had seen an episode about this very subject on PBS' History Detectives a few months ago. She has the newspaper clipping to prove it!

Creating new Genea-Words was the parlor game many of us were playing in the chat room last Friday night during Thomas MacEntee's Geneablogger Radio show. Randy Seaver took this up for his Saturday Night Genealogical Fun. This post by Chris Staats at Staats Place on Mis-defined Genea-words is fun and entertaining.

Since dusting off the transcription of my great-grandmother's autograph book a couple weeks ago, I've been tuned in to posts about diaries, journals and other writings left behind by our ancestors. This week, the Traveling Genealogist wrote about transcribing journals and diaries.

I always learn about "new to me" Nebraska resources from Ruby Coleman. This week she wrote about the historical maps in Hall County, Nebraska on her Nebraska Roots and Ramblings blog.

Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist provided some great examples on creating a timeline for our female ancestors.

And it's countdown time until tonight's episode of Geneablogger Radio - about four hours from now. Be sure to sign into the chat room and say high. Also join the geneabloggers who will be live tweeting during tonight's episode of Who Do You Think You Are on NBC - tonight featuring Steve Buscemi. On Twitter: #wdytya

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. Another excellent bunch! Thanks for sharing! ;-)

  2. Thanks for the shout out, Susan.

  3. Thanks for the mention, Susan. Lots of goodies this week.