Friday, October 14, 2011

Best Bytes for the Week of October 14, 2011

What's Hot

The National Genealogical Society Announces New Director: Teresa Koch-Bostic

FGS 2011 Election Results

Want to go to SLIG? Like to blog? SLIG is Having a Blogging Contest. Details from Adventures in Genealogy Education by Angela. Hurry because the deadline is midnight, October 15, 2011!

Finally, Bill West of WEST IN NEW ENGLAND is hosting THE THIRD ANNUAL GREAT GENEALOGY POETRY CHALLENGE. Get your poems to Bill by November 20, 2011 for publication on Thanksgiving day!

In the News

Unearthed Ontario tombstone has connection to Gen. Robert E. Lee

Anne Frank's Relative Recalls Family History

Sons of American Revolution honor black woman for heroics during War for Independence

Flooded Vt. town struggles to ID cemetery remains

DNA sequenced of woman who lived to 115

Black Death's DNA Decoded Using Teeth From London's 'Plague Pits' Also, Scientists Solve Puzzle of Black Death’s DNA.

Help Wanted

It must be the time of year for family reunion planning. Rosanna Ward of Rosanna's Genealogical Thoughts is Planning a Family Reunion from afar. She's got some great ideas, but is she missing anything? Also, Lisa asks for your input in A Reunion - Is It Time? from Are You My Cousin?

Post your genealogical links to the Wiki from Genealogy's Star by James Tanner

Can you help figure out What Year Was This? (from Valerie Craft at Begin with 'Craft.')

Will the real Franz please stand up? David from Family History Tracing says, I need help comparing two pictures.

"When choosing a genealogy education program, what factors are most important to you?" Sarah B. wants to know in her Reader Poll - Genealogy Education.

From the Blogs

Someday, my daughter's descendants will thank me. Or hate me. What's in a Name? Avoiding a Future Brick Wall from FamilyHistory4u by Sharn White.

Don't Wait Until You Are Dead from by Michael John Neill.

Mining with Family Tree Maker from Genealogy's Star by James Tanner.

Caution: put your coffee down before reading this. Top Scariest Things in Genealogy from Family Cherished by Valerie.

Favorite photo of the week: Friday Funny...Very Ladylike from They Came To Montana by Jennie.

Caroline Gurney of Caro's Family Chronicles has been doing an interesting series on research in London. Start with Lost in London - 1: Why is London such a problem?

Another series worth checking out is Cheryl Cayemberg's Peshtigo fire series. Start with Peshtigo - The Worst Fire in American History from Have You Seen My Roots?

Awesome Maps from The Ancestry Insider.

Objects in the Mirror Are Not Authoritative: The "Indirect Citation" from Barbara J. Mathews, CG, The Demanding Genealogist.

My Dears, Don’t Miss These 20 Fabulous Articles on Interviewing! from Dan Curtis ~ Professional Personal Historian.

The Last Byte

Who says kids aren't interested in history and genealogy?

"Katelyn, a junior at Hemet West Valley High School who is in the Navy Junior ROTC program, was presented a small piece of wood that came from one of the most famous ships in Naval history that just so happened to be captained by one of her ancestors."

Read more at HEMET: Fragment links teen’s family history to Navy.

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Bill West said...

Thanks for that mention, Elizabeth!

Caroline Gurney said...

Thank you very much for the recommendation, Elizabeth.