Family History Research

Follow Friday – April 29, 2011

Dr. Bill at Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories is one of my favorite bloggers. He recently posted two articles on history I found interesting.

Civil War Series on Sunday

Also check out his article National Heritage Areas for All



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Follow Friday April 15, 2011

I have been so busy working on the presentation I had to give last Saturday and my ProGen and NGS HSC assignments that I have neglected reading blog posts and writing Follow Friday posts. Here are a few posts and blogs that I enjoyed reading the last couple of weeks.

  1. Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog’s Midwesterners in NGS Magazine January-March issue. Not only is my NGS article listed but a few others you should read as well.
  2. Dr. Bill’s Examiner article: Five Free Tools for your Springfield family history genealogy and research I love reading Dr. Bill’s posts and subscribe to both his blog, Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories and his Examiner articles. He has written about some great southwest Missouri and northern Arkansas repositories that have been very helpful for my research.
  3. Another blog that has provided good information is the Missouri State Genealogical Society blog.

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Follow Friday – Great Blog Posts

There is a new blog I came across on the Illinois State Genealogical Society Blog called Chicago History Celebrating the Unique History and Culture of Chicago through Vintage Images. If you love Chicago History, take a look.

This week I read several great blog posts I would like to share with you.

Pawprints Guiding Me to the Past – Money Saving tips for requesting records. Melissa gives great tips on how to do genealogy without spending a lot of money.

Sassy Jane Genealogy – Tombstone Tuesday – Lt. George W. Owen Jr. This post has many great resources for obtaining WWII records. Read the comments for an additional source.

Dr. Bill Tell’s Ancestor Stories – Worldless (Nearly) Wednesday – Slate to Kindle. I love reading Dr. Bill’s posts and this one drew an interesting parallel between the old school slates to the new Kindle’s on the market today. This post reminded me to not only look at the “old” but “new” as well and try to make other connections like this.

AnceStories: The Stories of my Ancestors – FamilySearch Record Search News. Have you used FamilySearch yet? If not, they are adding many new records on a consistent basis. Check them out regularly because you might find something interesting that wasn’t there before!