Friday, January 21, 2011

Best Bytes for the Week of January 21, 2011

VFH is much too comfortable in my house!

I'm sad to say that VFH*, or it's little brother, at least, has returned to our household, leaving me with a sore throat, chest cold, and a sick child to care for. With only a few brain cells functioning today in my head, I give you a very abbreviated version of "Best Bytes" for this week. I'm sorry but I don't have the energy to be witty or clever or give you much information... but here are the links.

It's a jungle of germs out there everybody. Stay well.

In the News

Cunning, Care and Sheer Luck Save Rare Map of 1770 New York

More Indiana couples discover funeral home facilities can make great wedding chapels

More problems in Los Angeles: Gabrieleno Indians protest excavation of cemetery where ancestors likely buried and La Plaza officials meet with local Gabrielinos about unearthed burials

On the DNA front: Krupa family of Croatia proven descendants of the Old Turkic Ashina dynasty

Is that a real number: Genealogy is hard, but computers make it 'a bajillion times faster'

Surprising stories at Dunsmuir’s Cemetery

From the Blogs

I need this: The Pocket Physician, by Laura Crawley of The Virtual Dime Museum.

Genealogy Blogs: A Comment on Comments by Amy Coffin of We Tree.

The Spoons of Berenice by Margel on 2338 W. Washington Blvd.

I'm already there: 5 Reasons Genealogists Should be on LinkedIn by Kerry Scott of Clue Wagon.

SLC Genealogy Research Travel Kit by Joan Miller of Luxegen Genealogy and Family History.

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VFH = Virus From Hell. It's been here since December and refuses to leave.

I know I missed a ton of great posts this week, so if you saw something great that's missing from this list, please share in the comments.

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DianaR said...

Sorry to hear that the VFH is still around!! In genealogy terms that thing must have a ton of cousins and other kin ~ seems that most everyone around had gotten something "yucky" this January. Hope you all feel better soon - and can kick that little monster to the curb!!

Nolichucky Roots said...

I so wish I had some magic cure to send your way. I'm thinking healthy thoughts (NOT something I normally do but this is a pg rated comment). May you both feel better soon.

Thanks for the effort. You pointed me to some info I needed this week.

Michelle Goodrum said...

Get well real soon. The VFH can be a real bugger to run off.

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Elizabeth O'Neal said...

Wow, thank you, Anglers Rest - what a surprise! :-)

Thanks for the wishes of good health, everyone. Sore throat is still hanging on, but we seem to be on the mend (fingers crossed). Seriously, this booger has made our lives miserable for the past 2 months. I hope you all stay well!